Atlanta Hawks reserve guard Shelvin Mack is out three-to-four months after undergoing surgery to repair a separated right shoulder, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Mack suffered the injury in the final minutes of the Hawks’ season-ending Game 4 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The guard is hoping to be able to shoot prior to the start of training camp at the end of September.
Mack was a sporadic contributor for Atlanta this season, playing in 55 games and averaging 5.4 points and 2.8 assists in 15.1 minutes per game. He shot 40.1 percent overall and 31.5 percent from long range.
Mack barely played in the first two rounds of the playoffs, totaling 33 minutes of court time. After getting a DNP in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, he played nearly 22 minutes per game in the final three games of the series because of the ineffectiveness of Dennis Schroder, averaging 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 39.3 percent overall and 31.3 percent from three.
Mack missed two potential game-tying threes in the final seconds of Game 3, which ended all hope for the Hawks in the series.