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.