Mar 21, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans (1) defends Atlanta Hawks guard Shelvin Mack (8) during the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks re-sign guard Shelvin Mack

The Atlanta Hawks re-signed point guard Shelvin Mack, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Restricted free-agent guard Shelvin Mack has reached agreement on a three-year, $7.3 million deal to return to the Atlanta Hawks, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

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The deal includes a team option in the third year, a source said.

Mack is coming off a strong season with the Hawks, averaging 7.5 points (41.7 percent shooting from the floor and 33.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc), 3.7 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.

This signing is far from a surprise, as Mack made it clear in his exit interview this season that he wanted to stay with Atlanta, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Q. You are a restricted free agent this summer. Would you like to be back? Have they told you they’d like to have you back?

A. I would like to be back and continue this work and improving my game. I’ll let my agent and everyone else deal with (the other) stuff.

Q. Do you want to be back?

A. Yes. Of course. I feel like it’s a great situation for me. The teammates are great. I just had a lot of fun.

Mack was selected with the No. 34 pick in the 2011 draft by the Washington Wizards.

Wojnarowski also reports the team is trying to re-sign free agent forward Mike Scott, who averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 2013-14.

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