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JaVale McGee | Center | #1

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 270
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (18) / WAS
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JaVale McGee went 6-of-6 from the field, scoring 12 points and grabbing two rebounds in Game 2 against Cleveland on Sunday.
This was his postseason high for field goals made and he did it without missing a shot. McGee logged 18 minutes, his second most of the postseason and may have seen more if he hadn’t gotten four fouls. After a great performance, there's no question that he’ll continue to start heading into Game 3 unless Andre Iguodala (leg) is good to go. Jun 3 - 11:23 PM

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JaVale McGee will start in Game 2 against the Cavaliers on Sunday.

He started the second half of Game 1 and logged six minutes, scored four points, grabbed a board and got a block. This is McGee's first start since May 4th in the second round against the Pelicans. With Kevon Looney not playing lights out, he could be in the starting lineup until Andre Iguodala (leg) returns. McGee will start alongside Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

JaVale McGee started the third quarter over Kevon Looney in Game 1 on Thursday, scoring four points with one rebound and one block in six minutes.

He had not played since Game 3 of the WCF, where he only played three minutes and was the only time he saw the floor during the series. McGee was playing well until he faced a wide-open dunk and was rejected by the rim, but coach Steve Kerr said he gave him "a burst of energy" to start the third. Considering how the Warriors aren't getting much out of Kevon Looney, McGee could stick in the starting lineup until Andre Iguodala (leg) is back.
Jun 1 - 12:45 AM

JaVale McGee started against the Pelicans in Game 3 with two points and two boards in nine minutes.

This move was a failure for coach Steve Kerr and he will likely have to go with another center. McGee was -10 in his nine minutes and didn't get garbage time.
May 4 - 10:28 PM

JaVale McGee will start and Andre Iguodala will move to the bench against the Pelicans in Game 3 on Friday.

Well, so much for using Kevon Looney or the Hampton Five. The Warriors will likely only use McGee for the start of the first quarter and perhaps the start of the third if all goes well. This is slightly bad news for Kevon Looney, but he's still an option in DFS. The same for Iggy, too.
May 4 - 7:54 PM

JaVale McGee moved to the bench with two points and one rebound in six minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He was a DNP in the first half and he won't be a factor in this series unless something changes.
Apr 29 - 1:09 AM

Coach Steve Kerr did not reveal his starting center for the Pelicans series.

JaVale McGee played well against the Spurs and Kerr said all along he wasn't going to switch McGee out for that series, but this is a different opponent and this team has some guy named Anthony Davis at center. Kerr said he wants his center to rebound, defend and just be solid, so it could be McGee again. It could also be Kevon Looney, who has really turned his career around in the last three months.
Apr 26 - 5:36 PM

JaVale McGee (quad) scored six points with four rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

Kevon Looney was superb again, but McGee was solid in his usual playing time after missing practice due to a quad issue. McGee is expected to start for the rest of this series, but that may change against Anthony Davis in the second round.
Apr 20 - 12:03 AM

JaVale McGee (quad) will play in Game 3 against the Spurs on Thursday.

He went through some pre-game work already and should be out there after suffering a quad contusion. McGee has made a big impact early in games and he should be looking at minutes in the teens today.
Apr 19 - 8:02 PM

JaVale McGee (left quad contusion) is questionable for Game 3 on Thursday.

For what it's worth, McGee said on Wednesday that he's feeling "good." He's having a terrific first round with averages of 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks through two games, and we should get an update on his status after Golden State's shootaround. Zaza Pachulia, Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell would be tasked with more minutes if McGee can't suit up.
Apr 18 - 8:17 PM

JaVale McGee scored 15 points with four rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 16 minutes during his start against the Spurs on Saturday.

He had a tremendous start in the first quarter and was able to keep LaMarcus Aldridge out of the paint. Coach Steve Kerr said he plans to stick with his center the whole way through the series even if the Spurs make a tweak, so expect McGee to start again with minutes in the teens. Playoff Pierre is back.
Apr 14 - 5:39 PM

JaVale McGee will start at center vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

It looked like coach Steve Kerr lost faith in McGee about a month ago, but now he'll be out there guarding LaMarcus Aldridge. Kevon Looney will likely back him up because David West hasn't played well. That said, the Warriors are really mixing it up here with Andre Iguodala starting at the point.
Apr 14 - 2:56 PM

JaVale McGee was a DNP-CD on Saturday against the Pelicans.

He has a chance to start on Saturday, but coach Steve Kerr doesn't trust McGee too much these days.
Apr 7 - 10:57 PM

JaVale McGee is starting on Thursday against the Bucks.

Perhaps coach Steve Kerr likes McGee with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, but either way he likely won't play more than 15 minutes.
Mar 29 - 9:02 PM

JaVale McGee started Sunday's game and finished with eight points on 4-of-12 shooting, nine rebounds (four offensive), two blocks and one steal in just 18 minutes.

Steve Kerr continues to play the matchups with his center spot, and tonight it was McGee starting ahead of Zaza Pachulia. Fantasy owners relying on McGee for FG% were sorely disappointed. He took a season-high 12 shot attempts, but finished with his worst weighted-FG% performance of the entire season. The obvious culprit was the matchup vs. Rudy Gobert and the Jazz, and he should be better vs. the Pacers on Tuesday.
Mar 26 - 12:11 AM

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PG1Stephen Curry
2Quinn Cook
3Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Patrick McCaw
3Jacob Evans
4Nick Young
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Jordan Bell
4Kevon Looney
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones