Warriors Notes: Magnay, Rest Of Season, Draft

Brisbane Bullets big man Will Magnay, who has played in Australia’s NBL since 2017, said this week on the Gibbo Goes One-On-One podcast that the Warriors had interest in him earlier this year, but never formally offered him a 10-day contract.

“The Golden State Warriors had asked the Bullets if they had offered me a 10-day contract, would the Bullets release me,” Magnay said (link via NBL.com.au). “That was the conversation that went down and somehow that news got out. There was never anything on paper, there was interest and whatnot but never anything on paper.”

Magnay, who played his college ball at Tulsa, was named the NBL’s Most Improved Player in 2020 this season. The 21-year-old averaged 8.1 PPG and 6.1 RPG in 27 games (21.9 MPG) for the Bullets.

Here’s more on Golden State:

  • The Warriors still don’t expect they’ll be part of a resumed NBA season, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, who notes that it’s unclear whether veteran stars like Stephen Curry and Draymond Green would even suit up if the team does have to play a few regular season games this summer. As Slater explains, Golden State’s focus is on next season and the club would view a resumed 2019/20 campaign as a de facto Summer League.
  • Within that Athletic article, Slater previews the offseason outlook for everyone on the Warriors’ roster, suggesting that Marquese Chriss and Damion Lee will almost certainly receive the rest of their partial guarantees, while Juan Toscano-Anderson, Ky Bowman, and Mychal Mulder (all on non-guaranteed contracts) might end up competing for one or two roster spots.
  • Many of the Warriors’ virtual draft interviews so far have been with non-first round prospects, according to Slater, who says the team is looking to “gain a wide view of the draft landscape.” The Dubs haven’t officially formed a draft board yet, sources tell Slater.
newest oldest

7 thoughts on “Warriors Notes: Magnay, Rest Of Season, Draft

  1. x%sure

    One could call it the “de facto summer league” but there are teams that will gain from it even without a title.

    Most lottery teams will not try hard; blowouts will result. The NBA should establish the draft order before play resumes.

  2. The Human Rain Delay

    Ole Stevie still throwing a tantrum I see, classy guy to want every other franchise to lose millions on Tv deals bc GSW had a down year – This pandemic really shows peoples true colors

    • ThePeople'sElbow

      Or maybe just facing reality given the W-L record. No one has thrown a tantrum.

      But we’ve certainly seen your true jealousy. Get off the internet Daryl.

  3. Dodgethis

    Forcing players to resume play for no purpose after this long a layoff is way different than just sitting your guys at the end of the year. The risk of injury is substantially higher, and it can only negatively effect the team. Maybe try growing a brain.

    • x%sure

      How long does it take to get ready?– I guess we will know more in 3 months. (assuming players were not staying ready.)

      Nobody should be required to show, but playing BB is how to best get ready for BB, and Orlando (and NBA comp) will be the best place to do it.

Leave a Reply