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Pelicans sign James Nunnally to two-way contract, waive Will Magnay

The New Orleans Pelicans announced a couple of roster moves today, waiving two-way player Will Magnay while agreeing on a two-way contract with 30-year-old journeyman James Nunnally. According to Andrew Lopez of ESPN, the Pelicans fulfilled a desire to increase the wing depth on the roster. With a slew of...
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Pelicans sign James Nunnally, waive Will Magnay

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed forward James Nunnally to a two-way contract. In a related move, the Pelicans waived two-way player Will Magnay. Nunnally (6-7, 208) most recently played for the February 2021 USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team. He played in both games during the AmeriCup Qualifying February 2021 window, averaging 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 23.0 minutes per game.

Pelicans' Will Magnay: Doesn't play Tuesday

Magnay (coach's decision) didn't play during Tuesday's loss to Atlanta. The rookie has made just one appearance so far this season with New Orleans. Magnay logged three minutes of action during his NBA debut March 23 against the Lakers and missed his only field-goal attempt.

Pelicans' Will Magnay: Avoids injury report

The Pelicans don't list Magnay on their injury report ahead of Friday's game against the Cavaliers. With the Erie BayHawks having completed their run at the G League bubble in Orlando, Magnay is back with the Pelicans. Magnay had missed the BayHawks' final few games due to a right leg injury, but his absence from the Pelicans' official report implies he'll be good to go heading into the second half of the NBA season. The two-way rookie has yet to make his NBA debut, as he's typically been a healthy inactive when he's been up with the Pelicans.

Pelicans recall Wenyen Gabriel, Naji Marshall and Will Magnay from G League

The New Orleans Pelicans have recalled forward Wenyen Gabriel from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League. Additionally, the Pelicans transferred two-way players Naji Marshall and Will Magnay from Erie back to New Orleans. Gabriel, 6-9, 205, who was assigned to the BayHawks on March 3, appeared in Erie’s...

Pelicans' Will Magnay: Sits with right leg injury

Magnay didn't play in Tuesday's 121-91 loss to Santa Cruz due to a right leg injury. Magnay has come off the bench in nine of the first 10 games this season and is averaging 9.1 points and 5.4 rebounds over 22.2 minutes per contest. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to action.

Pelicans' Will Magnay: Hauls in 10 rebounds

Magnay recorded six points (3-7 FG), 10 rebounds, three assists and one block over 21 minutes in Thursday's 124-113 loss to the Vipers. Magnay joined the starting lineup just once this season, but he's returned to a bench role in recent games. He's still been quite productive off the bench, and he led the team in rebounds during the BayHawks' second loss of the G League campaign. He's now averaging 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds over 21.9 minutes per game this year.

Pelicans' Will Magnay: Modest results as G League starter

Magnay logged seven points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, four assists and two blocks over 26 minutes in Monday's 114-104 win over the Long Island Nets. Magnay joined the starting lineup with the BayHawks for the first time this season after coming off the bench during the first three games of the year. However, the 22-year-old didn't see many looks from the floor and was less effective than he was off the bench. Through the first four matchups of the season, Magnay is averaging 14.0 points and 5.3 rebounds over 23.7 minutes per game.

Pelicans' Will Magnay: Productive off bench in G League

Magnay totaled 17 points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT) and four rebounds over 24 minutes in Wednesday's 117-98 win over Salt Lake City. Magnay failed to appear in a game with the Pelicans to begin the season, but he played a prominent role the G League season opener. The 22-year-old came off the bench against the Stars, but he led the BayHawks with 17 points while playing 24 minutes. He should get more time to develop with Erie during the four-week bubble in Orlando.

Pelicans' Will Magnay: Sent to G League

Magnay was transferred by the Pelicans on Tuesday to their G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks. Magnay has yet to appear for the Pelicans this season, but he'll likely get more run with the team's G League squad. The 6-foot-10 center signed a two-way deal with the Pelicans in November.
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New Orleans Pelicans: It’s time to see if Will Magnay can fix the frontcourt

The New Orleans Pelicans should see if Will Magnay can make an impact on the team’s frontcourt after early-season struggles. Right when people were starting to raise their expectations for the New Orleans Pelicans, the Miami Heat came and brought them right back to reality. Simply put, the Pelicans got trucked on Christmas yesterday, losing to the Heat 111-98.

Pelicans' Will Magnay: Joins team for Sunday's game

Magnay (not injury related) was warming up ahead of Sunday's game against the Spurs, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. Magnay wasn't with the team to begin the season since he was unable to gain clearance to fly from Australia to the United States, but it appears as though he'll be available for New Orleans going forward. He should fill a depth role in the Pelicans' frontcourt while playing on a two-way deal.