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JaVale McGee | Center

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 252
College: Nevada
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JaVale McGee could miss significant time after he aggravated a muscle near his tibia, according to coach Brian Shaw.
This is a tough blow for McGee and it would not be surprising to see the Nuggets shut him down for a long time. McGee was playing through soreness all season and it was evident that it had an impact on his play. McGee should be cut across the board and should be considered out indefinitely. Timofey Mozgov was already a must-own player before this news while rookie Jusuf Nurkic could also see more minutes as the backup center. Dec 14 - 7:21 PM

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JaVale McGee (tibia) is out again for Sunday's game vs. Houston.

He is still battling soreness in his leg and the Nuggets are going to be extremely cautious with him until he shows a lot of improvement. Timofey Mozgov has been playing really well and has become a must-start fantasy option. McGee should be cut across the board.
Dec 13 - 12:22 PM

JaVale McGee (tibia) will not be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

The Nuggets have been cautious with him all season, and McGee had recently said that he was still not at 100 percent. That being said, McGee is not an option in almost any league. Timofey Mozgov will continue to hold down the fort at center, and is a must-own player for his consistent double-double threats.
Dec 10 - 1:36 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

He is going to miss a lot of games with the Nuggets taking care of him. Expect to see a lot of Timofey Mozgov at center today, especially with the Nuggets needed J.J. Hickson to play some power forward. Plus, the Nuggets will play a lot of small ball.
Dec 7 - 2:15 PM

JaVale McGee (tibia) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

After revealing that he was still dealing with soreness in his shin, the Nuggets will likely be cautious and rest him Sunday. With Jusuf Nurkic away from the team for personal reasons, Timofey Mozgov is in for a big night. J.J. Hickson will also see a bump in minutes with Kenneth Faried (back) suddenly questionable to play. Stay tuned.

JaVale McGee is still dealing with soreness in his left shin this season and said that he is playing below 100 percent.

"It's definitely frustrating," McGee said. "Because I know the player that I am. And especially in this system, I know what I can do off being 100 percent. So it's definitely frustrating playing at 85 or 90 percent, when I could be playing at 100." He did just have tibia surgery this year, so it is not like this is completely unexpected. However, this does not sound encouraging for his outlook over the rest of the season, because this would explain why his minutes have been so low. Until McGee makes some significant strides and earns a bigger role in Denver, owners should leave him on the waiver wire in all but the deepest leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 6 - 9:31 AM

JaVale McGee returned to the lineup on Friday against the Wizards with six points, three rebounds and two blocks in 12 minutes.

He came in the game with the Nuggets down 31 and played the whole fourth quarter, so that's kind of an emergency situation in some sense of the term. McGee is unlikely to get many more minutes and he's going to have a tough time accumulating fantasy value with such a small role.
Dec 5 - 9:41 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) is available in case of an emergency.

The Nuggets are not going to be in a rush to bring him back and he could miss a couple more games. McGee fractured his tibia last season and there seems to be some concern that he could aggravate the injury. Expect Timofey Mozgov to get most of the minutes with J.J. Hickson helping out.
Dec 5 - 5:52 PM

JaVale McGee is still dealing with soreness in his tibia, but he will be available to play Friday vs. Washington.

Just because he's available doesn't mean that he will play. McGee remains on a minutes restriction and is currently averaging just 5.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks over 11.5 minutes of action. Leave him on the wire.
Dec 5 - 11:48 AM

JaVale McGee received a DNP-CD on Monday.

He was available to play and the Nuggets just kept him on the bench. McGee has almost no chance to see 20 minutes in the foreseeable future because the team is so concerned about his tibia.
Dec 1 - 11:55 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) is available to play against the Jazz on Monday.

He's not a lock to see playing time and it would be a major surprise to see him get minutes over 20 tonight. Expect a lot of Timofey Mozgov tonight. McGee is not worth owning in most leagues.
Dec 1 - 8:43 PM

JaVale McGee (tibia) went through shootaround and is expected to play on Monday.

McGee had a bit of a scare recently with soreness in his tibia, but it sounds like the Nuggets were being overly cautious given his history with the leg.
Dec 1 - 1:16 PM

JaVale McGee (tibia) returned to practice on Sunday, and is expected to suit up for Monday's game vs. Utah.

This news shouldn't send owners running to the waiver wire, as McGee is still on a minutes restriction and has been uninspiring to say the least while on the court. He's averaging just 5.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks over 11.5 minutes of action this season, and can remain on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 30 - 3:49 PM

JaVale McGee (tibia) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Suns.

Timofey Mozgov, J.J. Hickson, and Jusuf Nurkic will continue to man the center position in Denver, but Mozgov is the guy to own out of the three. McGee has been a constant disappointment in both reality and fantasy, and he should remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.

JaVale McGee (leg) will not play on Wednesday night.

He doesn't have a timetable to return, but the Nuggets have him listed as day-to-day. McGee doesn't have a fracture, but the fact that the Nuggets are being so careful doesn't bode well for his outlook on the season. He's a tough player to own in almost any league. Timofey Mozgov and Jusuf Nurkic should play more.
Nov 26 - 7:56 PM

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PG1Ty Lawson
2Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Randy Foye
3Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
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4Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1Timofey Mozgov
2JaVale McGee
3Jusuf Nurkic