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Mitch McGary - PF/C, 6'10, 250
Free agent - Last played with Oklahoma City (2016)
       Date of birth: 06/06/1992
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 21st pick, 2014
     Out of: Michigan
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Left

Date
League
Transaction
2014 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 21st overall by Oklahoma City.
3rd July, 2014 NBA Signed four year, $6,802,102 rookie scale contract with Oklahoma City. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.
30th November, 2014 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
2nd December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
4th December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
7th December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
10th December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
13th December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
3rd February, 2015 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
8th February, 2015 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
22nd October, 2015 NBA Oklahoma City exercised 2016/17 team option.
30th November, 2015 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
6th December, 2015 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
7th December, 2015 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
10th December, 2015 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
11th December, 2015 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
13th December, 2015 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
14th December, 2015 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
31st December, 2015 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
22nd January, 2016 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
26th January, 2016 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
19th February, 2016 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
21st February, 2016 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
26th February, 2016 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
27th February, 2016 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
4th March, 2016 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
7th March, 2016 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
10th March, 2016 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
17th March, 2016 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
21st March, 2016 D-League Assigned by Oklahoma City to Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
1st April, 2016 D-League Recalled by Oklahoma City from Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League.
24th October, 2016 NBA Waived by Oklahoma City.
When: Where:
2012 - 2014 Michigan (NCAA)
June 2014 - October 2016 Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 1: NCAA Centres
2014-06-16

You the man now, dog.


Mitch McGary, Michigan, Sophomore, 6'10 255lbs

2013/14 stats: 24.6 mpg, 9.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 0.8 bpg, 1.5 apg, 1.9 spg, 3.1 fpg, 1.6 TOpg, 54.5% FG, 66.7% FT


McGary's presence here is odd, and only the case due to a ridiculous set of circumstances. For starters, he should have declared last year, back when his value was high, back when he was a key and stand-out part of a team that made it all the way to the national title game. Then, after missing the majority of this season with a back condition (pretty much the most worrying condition a big man can have), he likely should have stayed in school so as to best prove his health and re-establish his credentials on what will again be a quality Wolverines team. And perhaps he would have done were it not for this really stupid state of affairs. (Part of the development young adults is not villifying them for mistakes. Excessive penalties for minor mistakes is not a means of teaching accountability. It's a means of looking good. But hey ho, when did the NCAA ever put the man first?)

McGary will enter the NBA, then, with a bit to prove. Save for the eight games of non-conference play this year, the last we saw of McGary, we saw a determined, rugged and skilled player who was plenty effective enough but also had a bit to prove on the court. A tremendous offensive rebounder and opportunity scorer, McGary overcomes a slight size disadvantage with his motor and skill, a great complimentary player to any dynamic backcourt who flashes open, wins possessions and embodies a fighting spirit any team need adopt. He picks and rolls, he shoves on D, he attacks the ball, and he makes things happen. Yet he remains undersized, not a shooter, a wild player prone to rather forcing the issue at times and who projects unfavourably at any position. On the court, there is still a bit to overcome.

Let's not pretend there are off-the-court issues to overcome, though. That's just natural haughtiness shining through. Be more worried about the back. McGary's game is built around his physicality. How can you be physical with a bad back?

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