Will Magnay Signs Two-Way Contract With Pelicans

DECEMBER 1: Magnay has formally signed his two-way deal with New Orleans, according to the NBA’s official transactions log.


NOVEMBER 26: The Pelicans have agreed to sign center Will Magnay to a two-way contract, according to Olgun Uluc of ESPN (via Twitter).

The 22-year-old most recently played in the Australian NBL. The 6’10” big man was voted that league’s Most Improved Player for the 2019/20 season, while playing for the Brisbane Bullets. For the season, Magnay tallied averages of 8.1 PPG, 6.1 RPG, and an NBL-leading 2.1 BPG. Magnay went undrafted in 2018.

The Pelicans have been active in reshaping their center rotation this offseason. They recently traded for former Thunder center Steven Adams and signed former Hornets big man Willy Hernangomez to be his primary backup. Raw second-year center Jaxson Hayes remains on the roster as well.

Magnay joins undrafted forward Naji Marshall in reportedly filling out both of New Orleans’s two-way contract slots. This year, two-way players can partake in up to 50 games for their NBA clubs.

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3 thoughts on “Will Magnay Signs Two-Way Contract With Pelicans

  1. Why are the Pelicans burying Hayes so much just one year after picking him eighth? He didn’t seem bad for a 19 year old rookie at all.

    • Little_Dunker_45

      Burying? Don’t think this guy is going to be stealing minutes from Hayes lol…

  2. Willy should give em depth, i still thinks Hayes is gonna eventually get that backup rol

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