Brisbane Bullets extend Will Magnay for two years
Will Magnay will be a Brisbane Bullet for a while more, if that NBA opportunity does not surface.
According to the NBL, Magnay has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bullets. No mention of an NBA out clause was explicitly mentioned in the release, but it's safe to assume that it exists, judging from Brisbane assistant GM, Sam Mackinnon's comment.
“Will’s performance over the past season has been fantastic to watch, but this all started three years ago when he made the decision to leave the US and be part of the club. We are now witnessing the evolution of his game and if he isn’t in the NBA, it is great that he will continue his career with the Bullets.”
The big man, who averaged 8.1 points per game, 6 rebounds per game and 2.15 blocks over the 2019/20 season, clinched the Most Improved Player award recently at the NBL awards night, and has been a high-energy shot blocker in the league all season.
Over last week, Magnay was recently linked to news on interest from the NBA's Golden State Warriors, and a potential deal in discussion - this signing has not been confirmed. Due to a quad injury, Magnay was not named for the Australian Boomers' 12-man squad (roster) that will face New Zealand and Hong Kong in the first qualification window of the FIBA 2021 Asia Cup.