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JaVale McGee | Center | #11

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 270
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (18) / WAS
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Andre Iguodala said JaVale McGee's basketball IQ is "really high."
"Shaqtin A Fool has given him a very bad label," Iguodala said. Perhaps McGee's biggest claims to fame include running to the defensive end while an offensive possession is still going on, missing breakaway dunks, having inbounds violations, and turning the ball over in hilarious fashion. Jokes aside, McGee has a chance to make the Warriors. Sep 26 - 6:37 PM

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Steve Kerr said that JaVale McGee "has a real chance" to make the Warriors' roster this season.

"We'll see how he plays in camp," Kerr said. "But he comes highly recommended by Andre [Iguodala] ... He’s playing with a talented group of players and a really good environment … in which there’s nobody like him on the roster." Even if McGee does make the roster, he's a dubious fantasy option with Zaza Pachulia, Draymond Green and Anderson Varejao all in the mix for center minutes.
Sep 21 - 7:11 PM

The Warriors signed JaVale McGee to a training camp deal this week.

In addition to McGee, the Warriors also signed G Phil Pressey, G Cameron Jones and F Elgin Cook to deals this week. The Warriors do have a roster spot up for grabs, so you have to like to McGee's chances of making the final roster considering how much they need a rim protector. If McGee makes it past camp, his role will likely be limited given his injury history.
Source: Real GM
Sep 17 - 12:54 PM

The Warriors are signing JaVale McGee to a "make-good deal for a chance to make the team" in training camp, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

As crazy as it sounds, McGee might have a chance to make the team. The Warriors have very little depth, especially with their young big men dealing with injuries. McGee is really going to have to impress to make the roster, but it's worth mentioning he did show some flashes last year.
Jul 29 - 7:39 PM

Mavs waive C JaVale McGee.

This was bound to happen and McGee is now an unrestricted free agent. He just hasn't been the same sine his leg injury a few years ago, playing just 62 games over the last three years combined.
Jul 8 - 5:19 PM

JaVale McGee started the second half of Sunday's game, finishing a loss in Sacramento with two points and two rebounds in 13 minutes.

McGee hadn't played since Feb. 5 but he was needed tonight, as DeMarcus Cousins shredded the Mavs' frontcourt and got both Salah Mejri and Zaza Pachulia into foul trouble. JaVale didn't fare much better and he's likely to resume collecting DNP-CDs in the Mavs' next game, Monday vs. the Nuggets.
Mar 27 - 9:20 PM

JaVale McGee replaced Salah Mejri during the second half of Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

Mejri picked up two fouls in the first two minutes of the game and hasn't seen the floor since. The center spot in Dallas is now as unpredictable as ever, so it's going to be hard to trust McGee, Mejri or Zaza Pachulia down the stretch.
Mar 27 - 7:33 PM

JaVale McGee has completely fallen out of the rotation in Dallas.

"We like him, but we've got a limited number of active spots and he's behind the other big guys," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said of McGee. The big man has picked up four straight DNP-CDs and is behind Zaza Pachulia, David Lee, Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell in the rotation. Needless to say, it's safe to leave him on the wire.
Source: ESPN
Feb 26 - 10:13 AM

JaVale McGee did not leave the Mavs' bench on Sunday.

It was a classic DNP-CD for McGee. Salah Mejri started at center with Zaza Pachulia (Achilles) on the sidelines and it looks like Rick Carlisle was matching up with the Rockets' small lineups. If you needed more incentive to cut McGee in a deep league, this is it.
Jan 24 - 7:25 PM

JaVale McGee performed well in 15 minutes vs. the Spurs, posting five points, 10 rebounds and three blocks during a lopsided road loss.

Zaza Pachulia (five points, seven boards) was in foul trouble and played only 21 minutes, which shifted more playing time to McGee. He took full advantage despite the tough matchup, but isn't a reliable fantasy option while Pachulia is healthy.
Jan 17 - 9:45 PM

JaVale McGee started in place of Zaza Pachulia on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds and one block in 15 minutes.

Pachulia (Achilles) was a late scratch, but it was likely just a precaution. McGee is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Jan 14 - 12:05 AM

JaVale McGee will start Wednesday's game in place of Zaza Pachulia (Achilles).

McGee had eight points, six rebounds and four blocks in just 19 minutes during his lone start this season, but his playing time is too limited to recommend him as a plug-and-play option.
Jan 13 - 8:07 PM

JaVale McGee made his first start of the season on Wednesday, posting eight points on 4-of-8 shooting, six boards, four blocks and one turnover in 19 minutes.

It was a great matchup for McGee against a Pelicans team that's particularly lenient vs. centers, but this does nothing to alter his rest-of-season outlook. Zaza Pachulia is playing well and is one of Rick Carlisle's favorites, so JaVale will be stuck mopping up leftover minutes all year.
Jan 7 - 12:53 AM

J.J. Barea, Raymond Felton, Chandler Parsons, Charlie Villanueva and JaVale McGee will start against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

McGee was superb on Tuesday and the Mavs will let him go for more minutes on a back-to-back set. McGee isn't really a pickup because Zaza Pachulia (rest) is only out for tonight, but he should be fun for DFS.
Jan 6 - 7:55 PM

JaVale McGee needed just 17 minutes to record the first double-double of his season on Tuesday vs. the Kings, scoring 13 points with 10 boards, two blocks and two steals.

McGee even got some minutes in overtime in this one, but we're going to pump the brakes on this performance just a little bit. McGee is still only getting minutes in the teens at best, so until his role grows he will be really difficult to trust outside of really deep leagues. If Zaza Pachulia ever goes down, McGee could make some more noise.
Jan 5 - 11:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Ian Clark
3Patrick McCaw
4A.J. English
5Elliot Williams
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3James Michael McAdoo
4Kevon Looney
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Anderson Varejao
3Damian Jones
4JaVale McGee
5Mamadou Ndiaye