Dominic McGuire is playing on his fourth team in as many NBA seasons, but he has no desire to join a fifth next year. If it were up to him, he'd return to Golden State for 2012/13, as he tells Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group.
"Hell yeah," said McGuire when asked if he'd like to remain a Warrior. "Without a doubt. No question about it. I would like to be back here. Hopefully I found a home. We’ll see what happens."
McGuire's season-long numbers (3.0 PPG, 3.7 RPG, .448 FG%) don't look overly inspiring at first glance, but the 6'9" forward has received increased minutes in the last month and has responded on both ends of the floor. In last night's game against the Lakers, the versatile 26-year-old spent time running the offense and defending Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, and Ramon Sessions, impressing coach Mark Jackson.
"It’s shocking to me that a guy like him was at home waiting for a phone call without a job," said Jackson. "Anybody that wants to win and wants to develop a culture of winning — the phone should have been busy every time you tried to call…. He’s an absolute winner. We are fortunate to have him and hopefully we can keep him around."
McGuire, who signed a one-year, minimum-salary deal with the Warriors in December, will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end.