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Wizards sign Shelvin Mack after releasing Shaun Livingston, Earl Barron

Needing backcourt help, the Wizards have brought back Shelvin Mack, according to a report.

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Wizards have moved quickly to rectify a mistake made in October. The team has brought back point guard Shelvin Mack to take up one of the two roster spots created with the release of Shaun Livingston and Earl Barron, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Mack, of course, was the team's second-round pick in 2011. He struggled in summer league and training camp, convincing the Wizards to release him and hold on to Jannero Pargo. Pargo then played poorly for a few weeks, convincing the Wizards to release him and sign Livingston. Now, after Livingston has played poorly for a few weeks, the Wizards are bringing Mack back. Seems like this all could have easily been avoided.

Since being released, Mack has starred for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Developmental League, averaging over 20 points a game. He was ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the NBADL, according to the league's website.