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JaVale McGee | Center | #11

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 270
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (18) / WAS
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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

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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

JaVale McGee blocked three shots in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors, adding five points, five boards and one assist in 17 minutes.

He has blocked three shots in two consecutive games, but he is still only playing minutes in the teens. Coach Rick Carlisle said that McGee could eventually have a larger role in Dallas, but until that happens he will only be an option in very deep leagues.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 11:05:00 PM

Rick Carlisle said that he eventually sees a larger role for JaVale McGee.

"At some point, he'll be more involved. I'm pretty sure of that," Carlisle said. The coach also pointed to McGee still working his way back into playing shape as well as matchups across the league as to why JaVale's playing time has been inconsistent, but he has the potential to be a difference-maker for a Mavs team that needs one in the middle, and that's why Dallas is sticking with him.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle praised Javale McGee for his performance on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

"He made a huge impact on the game, really at both ends of the court," Carlisle said of McGee. "He's got really unusual length for a guy like that and he's got great athleticism, too. Look, he's worked hard. It's taken a while. We've got to be a little bit careful about how long we play him in terms of stretches of minutes. We can't go more than six or seven minutes [at a time] with him, but he was one of the big differences in the game." McGee produced 10 points, five boards and three blocks in just 18 minutes, but we'd like to see him get consistent minutes before we can recommend an add in most formats. On a side note, McGee revealed that he had anemia which explains why his stress fracture in his leg took so long to heal, but a simple change in his diet made all the difference.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 09:32:00 AM

JaVale McGee scored a season-high 10 points on Friday to go with five boards, three swats and two turnovers in 18 minutes of action.

This was far and away McGee's best game of the year, and the blocked shots were also his first three blocks of the season. McGee did play well, but we’ll need to see a repeat performance (and not just one) before recommending him as an add in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 02:11:00 AM

Head coach Rick Carlisle said on Thursday that it's still "up in the air" as to when JaVale McGee can start playing in back-to-back sets.

McGee's return has significantly cut into Dwight Powell's playing time, rendering him a useless option in most formats. McGee himself is only playing 10.5 minutes per game, to go with averages of 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds with zero blocks. He's healthy, but he's not earning enough minutes to warrant ownership in any setting.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 03:22:00 PM

JaVale McGee was back in action on Wednesday, posting nine points (4-of-8 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs) with six rebounds in 16 minutes of action.

McGee didn't play on Tuesday, the first game of a back-to-back set, but he got the call early tonight with Zaza Pachulia mired in foul trouble. It's nice to see the eight-year veteran healthy and active, but his current role negates any potential fantasy value while Pachulia is around.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 12:23:00 AM

Rick Carlisle said JaVale McGee will be worked back into action "gradually."

It felt good. It felt real good," McGee said when asked about his debut. "It felt great, but I was really worried about my wind more than anything. I wasn’t even worried about scoring. I was worried about if all the work I’ve been doing is helping and getting me in shape. Everything held up good." It's a positive first step for JaVale, but he's a long way from getting back onto the fantasy radar.
Source: Mavs.com
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM

JaVale McGee made his season debut on Sunday and had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with six rebounds in only 11 minutes.

He was surprisingly effective considering he hadn't played since March 1, 2015. The low playing time isn't likely to budge in the near future, especially with Zaza Pachulia playing exceptionally well, and McGee should stay on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Raymond Felton
3Devin Harris
4John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Jeremy Evans
3Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Salah Mejri
4Satnam Singh