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JaVale McGee | Center | #1

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 270
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (18) / WAS
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JaVale McGee said he hopes to play for the Warriors next year.
He was a cool story this year after he wasn't a lock to make the roster back in October. McGee was used situationally last year and really shined for his brief stints in the first quarter while Zaza Pachulia was out. He'll be a free agent next month. Jun 24 - 5:31 PM

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JaVale McGee wore a Shaq hat as he entered Oracle Arena on Thursday.

OK, this obviously isn't traditional news, but this is an epic troll from McGee that you have to see (picture in link below). McGee has been a fun topic for various reasons, but an unnamed Cavs player reportedly said he's not smart enough to be in the NBA Finals, and of course there is the ongoing Shaquille O'Neal beef. McGee may get minutes tonight based on how the Warriors have succeeded with a big on the floor in the playoffs. Zaza Pachulia will return to action, though.
Jun 1 - 7:03 PM

JaVale McGee started for Zaza Pachulia (heel) in Game 3 on Saturday, scoring 16 points with one rebound and one block in 13 minutes.

If you had JaVale McGee leading the Warriors in scoring with 16 points in the first half for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, go play the lotto. McGee made LaMarcus Aldridge look arguably the worst he has all season while McGee didn't make many defensive mistakes. He was pulled somewhat early in the second half after a strong start from Aldridge, so maybe that's why. Regardless, expect McGee to start again for Game 3 with Zaza banged up.
May 20 - 11:43 PM

JaVale McGee is starting on Saturday against the Spurs.

Even with the Spurs going small, McGee will stick in the starting lineup. We should still see a lot of David West and Draymond Green at the five.
May 20 - 9:06 PM

JaVale McGee will "probably start" for Zaza Pachulia (heel) in Game 3 against the Spurs on Saturday, according to coach Mike Brown.

He made 10 starts during the regular season, averaging 9.8 points, 5.2 boards, 0.9 blocks and 0.2 steals in 16.4 minutes per game. McGee has been seeing most of his run in garbage time lately, but he should be looking at minutes in the teens today. Plus, the Warriors are also heavy favorites with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) out.
May 20 - 3:57 PM

JaVale McGee scored 12 points in 11 minutes in Monday's Game 4 win over the Jazz, adding three rebounds with zero turnovers.

He finished 4-of-5 from the field and shocked the world when hit a mid-range jumper -- it was his fourth make beyond 10 feet on the season. McGee has been an X-factor for the second unit during the playoffs, averaging 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 11.4 minutes in his previous seven outings. Playing on a minimum contract, McGee is raising his price tag by the day with the big man set to become a free agent this summer.
May 8 - 11:44 PM

JaVale McGee scored 14 points with four rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

He's been an amazing story all year and had a team-high +24 in the +/- stat. McGee has been instant energy and his rolls to the basket in this spread offense has been lethal. He'll be making plenty of highlights, and not for the silly reasons.
Apr 23 - 1:42 AM

JaVale McGee was huge for the Warriors during Wednesday's Game 2 victory, making 7-of-7 shots for 15 points, five rebounds, four blocks and one steal in 13 minutes of action.

Portland had no answer for McGee tonight. McGee made 6-of-6 shots in the first half alone and most of his baskets were alley-oop dunks off lobs. The Blazers really need Jusuf Nurkic (leg) to return as a presence in the paint. For now, McGee is just a risky DFS play given his low playing time.
Apr 20 - 1:38 AM

JaVale McGee blocked a season-high five shots on Friday with 13 points and four rebounds in 11 minutes.

There was a lot of talk on social media during this game, but this time it was about McGee playing about as close to perfect as he could in the early going. In his first seven minutes, he had 13 points and four blocks to help earn the win. He's a player when he's on.
Apr 1 - 2:18 AM

JaVale McGee will move back to the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

He has fared well as the starter and coach Steve Kerr was considering starting him tonight. However, McGee will move back to the second unit and should only be looking at around 10-15 minutes tonight.
Feb 23 - 8:50 PM

JaVale McGee had another fine game on Wednesday with eight points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes, making 4-of-5 shots in an easy win vs. Sacramento.

Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) and David West (thumb) were out again, which has been the case throughout McGee's run as a starter. Both veterans are expected to return soon after the break, according to coach Steve Kerr, so the clock is ticking for JaVale's already shaky value.
Feb 16 - 1:22 AM

JaVale McGee played just 16 minuets and had eight points, seven rebounds and a block in another start at center for the Warriors on Monday.

McGee is starting for injured Zaza Pachulia (shoulder), but is averaging just 16.6 minutes per game over his last five. He's also averaging 8.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over that stretch, but you'd have to be in a pretty deep, two-center league for him to have fantasy value.
Feb 13 - 11:34 PM

JaVale McGee scored four points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) is not expected to make it back until after the All-Star break, so McGee likely has a few more starts headed his way. He's still not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 11 - 12:18 AM

JaVale McGee (glute contusion) is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

The Warriors will need his size against an excellent Memphis frontcourt, so look for McGee to log 15-20 minutes tonight. He's not a great fantasy option unless you need to stream some blocks.
Feb 10 - 8:01 PM

JaVale McGee (glute contusion) is available to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

He should be somewhat busy against the bigger Grizzlies frontcourt. McGee is likely looking at 15-20 minutes, but he is on the board as a blocks specialist.
Feb 10 - 2:10 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Ian Clark
3Patrick McCaw
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
3Matt Barnes
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones