BeeGee
Earlier this year

Two-Way Magnay Re-signs with Bullets


Brisbane forward Will Magnay will be a Bullets player for another two seasons, with the 21-year-old agreeing to a new contract with the club.

Magnay's breakout season saw him break the Bullets record for most blocks in a regular season, overtaking a record held by club legend Leroy Loggins since 1985.

His stellar year also included recognition by the NBL as the league’s most improved player, while also receiving nominations as best defensive player and best sixth man.

"I’m really happy to get the deal done," Magnay said.

“I’m excited where this club is headed in the future and I really want to play a part in that.”


Magnay returned to Brisbane after a stint at the University of Tulsa and was limited to just 16 games across his first two NBL campaigns because of injury and illness, before an explosive NBL20 campaign that has seen him linked to a future in the NBA.

Bullets Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager of Basketball, Sam Mackinnon, says he’s thrilled that Will’s journey will continue at the Bullets.

“Will’s performance over the past season has been fantastic to watch, but this all started three years ago when he made the decision to leave the US and be part of the club."

“We are now witnessing the evolution of his game and if he isn’t in the NBA, it is great that he will continue his career with the Bullets,” Mackinnon said.



Bullets Chief Executive Officer Peter McLennan says Will’s journey highlights that the Bullets want to be the club of choice for young Queensland talent.

“Will is a Brisbane boy and to be able to keep him on the court in a Bullets jersey is fantastic."

“Everyone is excited about what the future might hold for Will and we are leading that chorus."

“Will has fast become a fan favourite and Bullets supporters can look forward to seeing him develop his game even further under the tutelage of Andrej Lemanis and the coaching staff,” McLennan said.

Magnay averaged 8.1 points per game, 6 rebounds per game and 2.15 blocks per game for the Bullets during their NBL20 campaign.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Summer League release and NBA out clause in this contract surely

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^you think?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All contracts have out clauses for nba, normally with a buy out figure, can be good for clubs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What kind of $ would he be on for this two year deal?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Insurance for the club. If magnay is still a bullet I'm 2 years time, then he has failed his agent has failed etc good luck to him, he is fun to watch, hows at every dunk attempt with his big mits!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"All contracts have out clauses for nba, normally with a buy out figure, can be good for clubs." No they do not. Get your facts right. They include NBA out clause but no buy out attached. In Europe leagues - YES buyouts are standard.

Not in the NBL. The players demand no buy out as this impediment would mean NBA teams just sign a guy in Europe. It is not standard to include a buy out. All NBL teams and the league should make it compulsory to include a buyout in these clauses though. Problem is if one team trys to put it in another team will offer a deal without and they will get the player.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Two-way big play holds sway on the way to the NBA Magnay. Glad he stayed at the Bullets, would be mad to have chosen another NBL club

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nbl does have nba buy out clauses, the nba have no problems paying it they want someone.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Calling him Two-Way Magnay makes him sound as though he's a rampant bisexual.

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BeeGee  
Earlier this year

"Calling him Two-Way Magnay makes him sound as though he's a rampant bisexual."

Sorry mate, just trying to be cool and keep up with Corey Homicide Williams!

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robt  
Earlier this year

'Sorry mate, just trying to be cool and keep up with Corey Homicide Williams!'

Is that meant as an oxymoron?

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Is oxymoron short for 'oxygen thief moron'?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Magnay is a franchise player. If Lemanis had sorted out Sobey down the stretch they should have been in semis.

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BeeGee  
Earlier this year

Jesus, some of you are a bit dense..

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Brad.  
Earlier this year

Future boomer when Bogut and Baynes retire.

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Aussie  
Earlier this year

It wouldn't surprise me if this is the first and last time that Ben Simmons plays for the Australian Boomers (Tokoyo Olympics).

If that is the case and of course our main core retiring after the coming Olympics, our future Australian team could look something like this:

Josh Giddey
Josh Green
Maker Maker
Will Magnay
Luke Travers

Mo King
Thon Maker
Jock Landale

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^Please no that looks nasty

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Simmons / Exum
Cotton / Green / Giddey
Thybulle / Creek
Maker / Bolden / Cooks
Landale / Magnay

Others
Wigness
Mcdowell-White
King
Travers
Adel
Noi
White
Humphries
Mathiang
Plus younger guys and Nbl up,and comers.

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Aussie  
Earlier this year

Please no that looks nasty

Why?

Remember, I'm talking about 3 to 4 years time

(Forgot Exum)

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