JULY 22: The signing is now official, according to RealGM’s transactions log.
JULY 20: Free agent guard Mac McClung is signing a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Warriors, his agent Dan Poneman tells Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter links). According to Charania, the contract won’t include Exhibit 10 language, so it can’t be converted to a two-way deal.
McClung most recently appeared in Summer League action for the Warriors, averaging 13.4 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 4.8 APG and 1.0 SPG on .456/.500/.818 shooting in five games (24.4 MPG), per RealGM.
The 23-year-old was an undrafted rookie in 2021 after three college seasons, the last spent with Texas Tech. He signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Lakers last summer, but was waived in October before the season began.
He signed a couple of 10-day hardship contracts with the Bulls in December and January, but only appeared in one NBA game for just three minutes. He spent the majority of last season in the G League with the Lakers’ affiliate, South Bay, where he was named NBAGL Rookie of the Year.
In 35 NBAGL appearances, including 33 with South Bay, McClung stuffed the stat sheet with averages of 21.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.4 steals on .459/.365/.857 shooting.
At the end of last season, the Lakers promoted him to a two-way deal and he appeared in the team’s final game of the season, posting six points and three boards in nearly 22 minutes. However, the contract was only for the remainder of 2021/22, so it was mostly ceremonial.
Golden State is expected to leave its 15th standard roster spot open, with a training camp battle to determine who makes the team, tweets Anthony Slater of The Athletic. There’s also a possibility the Warriors could leave the final spot vacant in order to save money via a lower luxury tax payment, Slater adds.
19 thoughts on “Mac McClung Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Warriors”
At least, he gets an invite to training camp, play in preseasom games, and work with trio hall of famers.
I think he could make the team. Witherspoon has not signed his 2 way deal waiting out for a better offer. I could see McClung doing some backing up for Curry. If he can be the assist man when Green is not on the floor it could work.
I can see Mac landing in Chiozza’s 2-way spot which will allow Kerr to continue to give “Chiozza minutes” even though we have enough healthy players to not need this roster spot for this.
Why is a championship team using 2-way players again? Because Kerr isn’t good and Steph bails him out.
‘Because Kerr isn’t good’
The most unintelligible statement ever made on this site. And there’s been a lot of those.
We don’t take A’sfaninLexington seriously anymore. His posts are not very good and he argues incessantly with fellow Warriors fans.
Damon Bruce is pissed
I guess the entire Warriors Front Office should be fired because Damon is upset.
When isn’t Damon Bruce not mad. All the guy does is complain.
In Alabama we call him White Curry
Seen some highlights from summer league and the kid was out there balling. He’s got a great handle, can shoot it and is a willing passer at times. The kids already had a shot at the Lakers and will know what it’s like to be in an environment with HOFers all hungry to win. Think GSW could be the perfect place for him to develop and work on his game under coach Kerr and Steph Curry. Plus being able to establish chemistry with the teams other young players Wiseman, Moody, Kuminga and Baldwin.
Great move for Mac and GSW
I just don’t understand why the lakers never gave him a shot after winning G league player of the year. They need young players that can shoot the ball. Its their loss and Warriors gain.
They DID give him a shot . Just because it was only one game doesn’t mean they didn’t gauge his ability for a week in practice or whatever it was. Really it’s because he’s the “G League” player of the year.
Fir example, I was a stud at 18 against the competition I played.., but then I couldn’t figure out why my college team wouldn’t play me. Of course now I know why. I wasn’t good enough.
His shot is inconsistent, but that isnt the reason. Its b/c they dont need more guards
Extraordinary jumping ability but average size, strength, and speed. We’ll see how it goes. If he can prove that he can be trusted with the ball, and by that I mean not have too many turnovers, he’s got a shot if he shows good attitude.
Kind of a little redundant with Divincenzo. I liked this guy in summer league last year. Plays hard, and is surprisingly useful defensively. Generally knows how to play. If he makes shots, it opens up a lot more, and his value goes up a lot
…I’ll add they actually had a couple of interesting guards on their summer league roster this year. And for those incessantly talking about the Lakers, they have too many guards, and also had a lot of guards and 4s on their summer league roster this year
Bring out the banners
The Chiozza replacement? Ok fine. Would rather him on a 2-way, or get Pat Bev for this role.
How would you match salaries for Patrick Beverley, which should also cost a pick? Also, they cant convert his deal into a 2 way…