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Dominic McGuire
Dominic McGuire
Position: None
Born: 10/20/85
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
The Santa Cruz Warriors have acquired six-year NBA veteran Dominic McGuire. McGuire, 28, has appeared in 342 games (84 starts) over six seasons with the Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Hornets and Indiana Pacers, holding career averages of 2.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.6 minutes played. McGuire began the 2013-14 season in training camp with the Utah Jazz, where he appeared in five preseason games.
General manager Bob Myers said he had cordial talks with Jackson daily about who might fit and reiterated that it didn’t make any sense to bring in a player to sit on the bench. There was some talk about guards Maalik Wayns and Chris Douglas-Roberts, forwards Josh Childress, Dominic McGuire and Chris Wright and center Mickell Gladness. But the Warriors agreed that Thomas was the right guy, because he’s a defense-first wing who is athletic enough to finish in transition – some of the very attributes the Warriors lost when Brandon Rush tore his anterior cruciate ligment in the season’s second game.
If they brought in McGuire, he’d be the guy to go guard a great perimeter player for a few minutes at a time, and maybe to close the game. Earlier, I asked Mark Jackson about the possibility of adding McGuire, who was such a strong defensive presence for the Warriors last season and often was Jackson’s defender-of-choice down the stretch of tight games. “Well, he was great for us,” Jackson said of McGuire. “I’ve got a lot of love for him. I appreciate his professionalism, the way he battled, the way he competed, the way he defended 1 through 4 and sometimes 5. He closed out ballgames for us when we needed a stop.
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The Warriors have two open roster spots and are discussing whether to add a veteran player for the stretch run–and probably will add somebody soon, co-owner Joe Lacob said before tonight’s game. When I asked Lacob if former Warrior Dominic McGuire, currently a free agent, was under consideration, Lacob said that McGuire’s name hadn’t come up yet but that he might be an option. Lacob said that adding a veteran at a minimum salary wouldn’t put the Warriors over the luxury-tax line since these deals are now pro-rated against the tax-line, and they’re just enough under to add somebody. (I didn’t know about the pro-rated part.)
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Dominic McGuire has been signed to a 10-day contract to play for the Indiana Pacers, the team announced just after noon today. “McGuire, a 6-9, 235-pound forward, has been with six different teams in his six-year NBA career, most recently the New Orleans Hornets,” said a news release from the Pacers. “He played nine games with the Hornets this season, averaging 2.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
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As he searches for the best landing spot, free agent forward Dominic McGuire is receiving interest from several NBA teams, his agent told RealGM. McGuire, 27, averaged 2.1 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Raptors this season. He was released on Nov. 30 despite starting in nine of 15 games. “He’s proven that he’s a very good NBA player and we’re evaluating the right situation for him,” agent Mark Bartelstein said.
After a prolonged offseason, free agent guard/forward Mickael Pietrus and the Toronto Raptors have agreed upon a one year deal worth the veteran’s minimum, CSNNW.com has learned. The deal will be finalized Friday morning and Pietrus is expected to suit up Friday night when the Raptors host the Phoenix Suns. Bill McCandless, the agent who represents Pietrus, confirmed this agreement to CSNNW.com via text message. “It has been a long journey and a long summer,” McCandless told CSNNW.com. “We started this process first off with high expectations in July and had a bunch of phone calls. We spoke with Chicago and Houston early on. As we got deeper in the year, we had conversations with Atlanta, Minnesota, and Toronto.