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JaVale McGee | Center

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 252
College: Nevada
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The Celtics still have some interest in signing JaVale McGee this summer.
The Celtics had some interest in McGee when he was released back in March, but nobody picked him up. McGee won't have many suitors this summer and may only get a one-year deal. May 20 - 3:47 PM
Source: CSNNE.com

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The Mavericks are no longer interested in JaVale McGee, a source told Yahoo! Sports.

It's hard to believe the Mavs were ever interested in the mercurial McGee, and this is just about the least surprising development in the ongoing saga thus far.
Mar 16 - 1:51 PM

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said the team is still in the hunt for JaVale McGee.

Cuban said the Mavs are "in the loop" to land the free agent center and said the team could offer him a minimum contract. The Rockets, Heat, and Raptors are all though to be interested in McGee as well, so the frontcourt-needy Mavs some competition. We'll continue to update this slowly developing situation, but McGee can be safely left on the wire in most fantasy leagues.
Mar 10 - 10:16 AM

The Rockets, Heat, Mavericks and Raptors are all said to still be interested in signing JaVale McGee.

Due to concerns over his health, McGee would likely have a limited role off the bench wherever he lands, so there is no need for owners outside of deeper leagues to monitor this situation. We will continue let you know if anything develops, but it is safe to leave him on the wire for now. For what it's worth, McGee wants a player option for next season, so it will be interesting to see if any contender would be willing to give up a little cap space in order to bolster their playoff chances this season.
Mar 7 - 9:13 AM

Playoff teams around the league are again checking in with JaVale McGee after contract talks with the Boston Celtics fell through.

The Warriors, Mavericks, Raptors, Spurs, Heat, and Bulls have all expressed interest in signing McGee, but he's not likely to earn enough minutes in the rotation with any of those clubs to be able to produce any reliable value in most fantasy leagues. McGee reportedly wants a player option for next season (which is the reason his contract talks fell apart in Boston), and it'll be interesting to see if any of these contending teams cater to his demands.
Mar 5 - 3:40 PM

Updating a previous report, JaVale McGee will not be heading to Boston.

The two sides apparently couldn't come to an agreement on the terms of McGee's contract, so he will seek employment elsewhere. McGee is averaging a meager 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks on the season, and unless your league awards points for appearances on Shaqtin' a Fool, McGee belongs on the waiver wire.
Mar 5 - 2:21 PM

While the signing still isn't official, Celtics president Danny Ainge explained his thought process in pursuing JaVale McGee.

"I probably shouldn’t touch on that yet since it’s still in the works, but that report is accurate," Ainge said. "Javale is a long, athletic guy. We don’t have that type of player. Above the rim, he’s an offensive and defensive player." Once the signing is official, McGee will join a crowded frontcourt alongside Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, and Kelly Olynyk, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues as he could get decent run.
Mar 5 - 11:39 AM

The Boston Celtics are reportedly close to signing JaVale McGee.

McGee has had a fair share of suitors since being released by the 76ers, but it looks like he'll end up in Celtic green on a deal that will reportedly be through the 2015-16 season. McGee will join a crowded Celtics frontcourt of Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, Kelly Olynyk, so the fantasy fallout from this move is more of a downgrade for all four players than it is an upgrade for any.

The Raptors are reportedly interested in acquiring JaVale McGee once he clears waivers on Wednesday evening.

The Heat and Mavericks are also said to be interested, but McGee wouldn't have a large enough role on any team to be a factor in most fantasy leagues. We will continue to follow this story closely, but it's safe to leave McGee on the wire.
Mar 4 - 11:12 AM

The Miami Heat are reportedly interested in bringing on JaVale McGee.

McGee is due to clear waivers on Wednesday, and we'll be following this story closely. So far the Mavs and Heat have been reported to have interest in acquiring McGee's services, but the sense is that there are more teams out there also intrigued by McGee. To be clear, we don't expect him to offer any fantasy value to owners in most leagues regardless of where he lands.
Mar 3 - 5:56 PM

The Mavericks are reportedly "seriously interested" in signing JaVale McGee.

While the Mavericks have significant interest in McGee, it's being reported that the list of interested teams stretches well beyond Dallas, which is a rather strange sentence to write. McGee couldn't earn significant minutes playing for the 76ers, so he's going to have difficulty leaving the bench on an actual championship contender. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but he won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues regardless of where he lands.
Mar 3 - 4:56 PM

Sixers waive C JaVale McGee.

The Sixers made the move prior to midnight on March 1, meaning McGee will be eligible to join a playoff-bound team if one actually signs him to their active roster. We'll see if that happens.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 2 - 12:25 PM

The 76ers have agreed to waive JaVale McGee in time for him to sign with a playoff contender, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

Philadelphia will reportedly pay McGee the full amount he's owed, including a $12 million payout next season, and he's likely to sign a minimum deal to give a playoff-bound team more frontcourt depth. He's not a fantasy asset no matter where he lands after clearing waivers. Yahoo! Sports reports there are 10 teams that have already expressed interest, but that would mean a third of the NBA, and we're not buying that.
Source: USA Today
Mar 2 - 12:07 AM

JaVale McGee, who has been mentioned in buyout rumors, finished Sunday's road loss with three points, one rebound and one block in eight minutes off the 76ers bench.

McGee said before the game that he wasn't aware of any talks with Sixers management, and a buyout is now reportedly "unlikely." He won't be eligible for the playoffs if he's waived after midnight on Sunday, so a buyout would be implausible if it doesn't happen very soon.
Mar 1 - 9:50 PM

JaVale McGee denied knowing about buyout talks with the 76ers, and sources now consider a buyout "unlikely."

"Not on my part, it’s not true," McGee said, referring to a report that he was in "active talks" with Philly. "I don’t know. They might be talking to somebody. I know nothing about it." A buyout would have to be completed by midnight for another team to acquire him for the playoffs, so the clock is ticking.
Mar 1 - 6:50 PM

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