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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

JaVale McGee will start Sunday's game in place of Zaza Pachulia.

Zaza Pachulia will come off the bench and these guys continue to share minutes, regardless of which one starts. Especially with Jordan Bell and David West in the mix, there's really no upside here.
Mar 25 - 7:02 PM

JaVale McGee did not score with three rebounds, one assist and one block in nine minutes against the Kings on Friday.

His minutes bottomed out now because David West is back. McGee was great in his time while West was out, but go ahead and drop him.
Mar 17 - 1:03 AM

JaVale McGee shifted to the bench with two points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 13 minutes during Wednesday's 117-106 home victory.

Zaza Pachulia started at center but that didn't impact McGee's playing time very much, since he was averaging a mere 13.7 minutes in 13 previous starts. If he's been an asset in your league for the past few weeks, there's no reason to quit using him now.
Mar 15 - 2:01 AM

JaVale McGee will move to the bench on Wednesday against the Lakers.

He's been excellent in a low-volume role lately with averages of 7.8 points, 4.0 boards, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals on 72.0 percent from the field in his last five. McGee should still get minutes in the 13-20 range because the Warriors have lost their depth.
Mar 14 - 8:57 PM

JaVale McGee ended up with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting in Friday's loss at Portland.

McGee was effective in his 20 minutes on the floor, adding two rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot. He is working on a season-best three-game streak with double-digit point performances, averaging 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots per game. He is shooting 16-of-22 (72.7 percent) from the field during the impressive three-game span.
Mar 10 - 1:20 AM

JaVale McGee scored 13 points with seven rebounds and four blocks in 17 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

Coach Steve Kerr summed up Pierre pretty well during his in-game interview, saying he's really tall and he jumps really high. The Warriors are thin up front and they could be thin again on Friday, so McGee could get close to 20 minutes again vs. Portland. He's still only a punt play in DFS or a stream.
Mar 9 - 1:36 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Quinn Cook
3Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Patrick McCaw
3Nick Young
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Jordan Bell
4Kevon Looney
5Chris Boucher
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones