Mack provided 10 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five assists, one rebound, and one steal across 27 minutes in Sunday's 111-97 loss to the Knicks. Mack has been out of the rotation for much of the season, but it looks like he's taken control of the backup point guard job, as Dennis Schroder has been left on the bench in two straight games in coach's decisions. The Hawks have more invested in Schroder over the long haul, so it's expected that he'll eventually regain the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Teague, but Mack will at least pick up some low-end value in very deep formats in the short term.
Mack scored five points (2-9 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go with three assists over 14 minutes in Tuesday's 121-115 loss to the Rockets. Mack's appearances have typically been limited to blowouts this season, so it was somewhat surprising to see him get more than 10 minutes in a game the Hawks won by just six points. Don't expect it to become a common occurrence for Mack, who didn't do much to take advantage of the opportunity by clanking all five of his three-point attempts.
Mack has played in each of the Hawks' last six games, seeing between one and 19 minutes of court time in those contests. Mack saw the high end of that range when the Hawks' backcourt was depleted by the absences of Jeff Teague (ankle) and Kent Bazemore (ankle), but with Teague back the last two games, Mack has seen a combined total of nine minutes. As the Hawks' third-string point guard, Mack can't count on seeing much playing time behind Teague, an All-Star last season, and Dennis Schroder, who is regarded as one of the league's top backups.
Mack was unable to see any action in the Hawks' loss Monday to Minnesota. Mack has only appeared in one game for Atlanta to this point in the season and it's not looking like he'll be seeing the court much throughout the year moving forward. He continues to be slotted behind Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder at point guard and will not be stealing many minutes from them.
Mack was a DNP-CD in Atlanta's win Sunday against the Hornets. It is going to be a continuous battle for Mack to see the court throughout the 2015-16 season as long as fellow point guards Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder stay healthy. With those two in the lineup, there is not much playing time for Mack to receive on a regular basis.
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