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JaVale McGee | Center

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 252
College: Nevada
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JaVale McGee scored two points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 15 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.
It was his first game back since Dec. 5 and he's going to be limited for a while. McGee admitted can't jump as well off his left leg, so it's fair to assume he'll have a minutes cap until further notice. He can be left on the wire in the vast majority of leagues. Jan 29 - 11:38 PM

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JaVale McGee will again be available to play Thursday vs. Memphis.

McGee was available for the Nuggets' last game, but spent the entire game glued to the bench. He does however have a chance to step into the rotation tonight with the Nuggets looking for some size to go up against Memphis' imposing frontcourt of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. However, he's unlikely to do enough statistically to be worth using in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 6:42 PM

JaVale McGee did not play on Wednesday.

He was active, but the Nuggets kept him out. McGee is expected to play on Thursday, but it's certainly not a lock. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Additionally, Jusuf Nurkic shouldn't be affected.
Jan 28 - 11:42 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) is active to face the Pelicans on Wednesday.

This doesn't necessarily mean he's going to play tonight. McGee is expected to play tonight or Thursday, so fantasy owners should exercise some caution here. He won't play big minutes regardless, so leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 6:56 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) will return either Wednesday night vs. the Pelicans, or thursday night vs. the Grizzlies.

Considering that he has missed 23 straight games, the Nuggets will likely bring him along very slowly so there is no need to consider adding him in most leagues. Owners in deep leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here unless they are desperate for blocks.
Jan 28 - 1:39 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) is improving, but is still expected to miss a few more games.

He's not going to play against the Wizards on Sunday. McGee's leg fracture just has not fully recovered and the Nuggets won't be playing him big minutes even once he's healthy. Fantasy owners can ignore him in most cases. Meanwhile, Jusuf Nurkic has been a letdown, but is still worth owning.
Jan 24 - 3:42 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) will suit up on Friday, but he will not play vs. the Cetlics.

McGee has been a constant disappointment for the last couple of years, and there's not much reason to own him in most leagues due to his constant injury risk and limited upside.
Jan 23 - 7:52 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

He was questionable and there is still no firm timetable for his return, but it should be soon. McGee is not worth stashing in most leagues because he won't play a lot anyway.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 23 - 7:30 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) practiced in full on Thursday, and is now considered questionable for Friday's game against Boston.

We still doubt that he ends up playing against the Celtics, but it is good to see him finally closing in on a return. McGee will likely be eased into action once he does suit up, so there is no need to take a flier on him outside of ridiculously deep leagues at the moment. We will pass along further updates as needed.
Jan 22 - 3:43 PM

General manager Tim Connelly said JaVale McGee (leg) is about a week away from a return.

The Nuggets will likely ease him back, so it's going to be a while before he's playing 20 minutes. That might not even happen at all this season. Jusuf Nurkic should be owned everywhere despite his sub-par Wednesday game. McGee can be left on the wire.
Jan 7 - 10:29 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) still has no timetable to return.

It's going to be J.J. Hickson backing up Jusuf Nurkic at center for the foreseeable future. Fantasy owners can leave McGee on the wire. As for Hickson, his minutes rarely translate to fantasy value because of poor foul shooting and lack of defense. After Nurkic goes, Darrell Arthur is probably the better pickup because of the open minutes at power forward with Hickson sliding to the center spot.
Jan 7 - 4:16 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:21:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 12:22:00 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.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 01:36:00 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.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 02:15:00 PM