The Warriors have been active in recent days, with several signings in sight for the next season. A veteran has just strengthened the workforce to fill the departures, while a young player has just gotten his chance for training camp: Mac McClung, who had left the Lakers recently. Fans are bound to be a little bitter.
The market has largely calmed down since the opening of free agency, but that does not mean that the movements are over. Changes are still expected among the teams that will fight for the title next year, with the Lakers, eyeing two players besides Kyrie Irving. The Warriors are no exception either, having lost many players from the bench in recent weeks. Fortunately, the front office knows how to bounce back.
In signing a highly sought-after veteran in the market, the Dubs made a very nice move, especially to compensate for the losses off the bench. But there are still a few places left, especially since the leaders intend to carry out tests with the training camp, which will take place in September. A young player has just taken advantage of this by signing a standard contract: Mac McClung.
The Warriors complete their squad!
At the Lakers for the start of the Summer League, McClung made the choice to join the Dubs to finish strong. He showed some interesting things with 13.4 points and 4.8 assists on average. This Wednesday evening, Shams Charania tells us that the guard has reached an agreement to sign at Golden State, for a one-season contract. In reality, it is mainly a test.
Guard Mac McClung has agreed on a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, his agent Dan Poneman of @beyond_am told @TheAthletic @Stadium. McClung averaged 13.4 points and 4.8 assists in summer league for the Warriors.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2022
Guard Mac McClung has agreed to a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Indeed, and according to Anthony Slater, the Warriors probably intend to sign several players before the camp, even if it means exceeding the quota of 15. McClung’s contract is a standard non-guaranteed contract, which means that he will have to fight to stay on the Dubs roster, probably with other players. The best will be retained as the 15th player in the squad.
Warriors are expected to enter camp with a vacant 15th roster spot, able to be won in a competition (like Gary Payton II did) or left vacant, which would save tax dollars. McClung has committed to be one of the camp competitors. https://t.co/zhYb6Yizp2
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 20, 2022
The Warriors should come into camp with a vacant spot, which can be won in competition (like Gary Payton II did) or left vacant, which will save money. McClung has pledged to be one of the participants.
The Warriors have confidence in Mac McClung, to the point that the front office has agreed to give him a chance. If the guard performs during camp, he will be retained by the franchise for the upcoming season. Be careful though, the competition promises to be fierce.