Slam Dunk Champion Mac McClung Finds New NBA Home

Mac McClung is known for his high-flying exploits—on YouTube, in the G League, and finally this past season, in the NBA Slam Dunk competition. But still, the spunky guard has yet to win himself a regular role in the NBA. Perhaps he gets that chance with his new organization, the Orlando Magic, who signed him today.

It's a partially guaranteed deal for McClung, who will be battling at camp in a crowded backcourt picture for the Magic, who already have Markelle Fultz, Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris and Anthony Black at the guard spots. 

But McClung has the knack for getting fans up out of their seats, as he proved for his widest audience yet at February All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk contest.

He had signed a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers just before the All-Star Weekend, but only got into two games for the team after the break. He fared quite well in his cameo, however, scoring 12.5 points per game, with 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and shooting 36.4% from long range. 

He'd previously tried to catch on with the Golden State Warriors (at last year's training camp) as well as the Los Angeles Lakers the year before (got into just one game) and a single game with the Chicago Bulls.

Here's hoping McClung is able to bring his high-flying... magic... to Orlando in some type of rotation role this season.