McClung Contract Machinations Continue

Just two days after signing him to an Exhibit 10 training camp deal, the Philadelphia 76ers have waived fan favorite Mac McClung. But there is a method to this madness.

The 6'2" McClung will very likely be taking his high-flying act now to the Sixers' G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. Teams often sign players to an Exhibit 10 and then release them with the intention of keeping them around in their developmental system. That type of contract allows the player to be eligible for a $50,000 bonus if they remain on the G League roster for 60 days. 

Last year, the 23-year-old thrilled fans across the G League, averaging 21.5 points, 7.5 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 27 games. 

McClung has had a busy offseason. He played in the Summer League with the Golden State Warriors entry, then went to camp with them, and even put on a show in the 4th quarter of one of their Tokyo preseason games, igniting a comeback with 9 points on 4-of-6 shooting, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 12 minutes.

But the Warriors released him last week, as head coach Steve Kerr explained that, while he really liked McClung, the team needed a more pass-first guard. 

No worries, the Warriors' loss is now the Sixers' organization's gain. 

Hopefully, the situation will arise where McClung can bring his exciting play to Philly at some point this season.