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Mitch McGary
Mitch McGary
Position: C
Born: 06/06/92
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $1,463,040
McGary says he’s actually lost close to 30 pounds since the end of last season. And the second-year Thunder forward is feeling how much of a difference the dropped weight has made. “I’m still trying to get used to the change,” McGary said before cracking a sly smile. “I didn’t know I could jump this high.” McGary credits the weight loss to cooking classes, a healthier diet and rigorous workouts. By eating better and transforming his body, McGary believes he’ll put himself in a better position to stay healthy and play the best basketball of his life.
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The Nets are as active as ever, but they appear united against dealing just for the sake of dealing. If they’re going to move Lopez or Joe Johnson, they’ll want at least some token future assets and salary relief that could open up the possibility of Brooklyn becoming a free-agency player this summer and in 2016. The Nets surely noticed Mitch McGary’s strong play before the All-Star break, and that Steven Adams is out a few weeks with a broken hand. Lopez isn’t the cleanest fit in Oklahoma City, but it’s workable, and the Thunder are under massive pressure to win now.
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Mitch McGary’s rough rookie season continues. The Thunder forward will miss the next 2-3 weeks with periostitis (inflammation) in his left tibia. It’s not expected to be a serious injury, but McGary’s court activity will be lowered as a treatment. This news comes only a few days after McGary finally made his NBA debut, scoring three points and grabbing four rebounds in six brief minutes against the Suns on Sunday.
In his brief court time, McGary flashed the looks of an immediate rotation player. But it was far too small a sample size to definitively know, even for the guy making the rotational decision. “He’s just an unknown,” Brooks said of McGary. “He hasn’t played, he hasn’t practiced, so I don’t know. That’s going to work itself out. So I don’t know how many minutes are going to be there. But I love his energy, love his enthusiasm for his teammates.”