The Brisbane Bullets will have their front court bolstered this Friday, when forward Will Magnay makes his return to the team.
According to the Courier Mail, Magnay is ready to play against the Cairns Taipans on Friday, when the Bullets hold their home opener at the QSNC. The big man suffered from an ankle injury prior during practice in early October.
Magnay has shown impressive form over preseason, and has the potential to be an emerging star for the Bullets, as discussed by Oliver Kay.
While his Blitz boxscores are definitely impressive, it was Magnay’s athletic prowess that stood out the most.
Physically, Magnay looked the best he has in his entire career at the Blitz. Broad and strong, he has the physique of a powerful athlete, equipped with a light enough frame which allows him to be frighteningly mobile, a coveted asset in a 208 centimetre big man.
During the Blitz, we saw how Magnay’s speed and agility allowed him to sprint and break out on the fast breaks. He was so quick, he often worked himself ahead of the ball to receive leading passes and lobs. He even showed an ability to carry the ball up the court and finish strong by himself.
With Nathan Sobey as the Bullets’ new point guard, the legions of shooter filling out the ranks, combined with Magnay’s athleticism, the Bullets’ transition offence has the possibility to be the most potent in the NBL.