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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 has agreed to re-sign with the Warriors, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.
Nick Young and JaVale McGee are together again. McGee had a simple role with the Dubs as a rim-runner, rim protector, and catching some lobs. He had some very important minutes in the postseason and will look to get some backup minutes again. After winning the title last year, the Warriors sure do know how to keep their team together. Jul 27 - 7:00 PM

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he would like to see JaVale McGee return to Golden State.

"We’d love to have him back," Kerr said. "If he doesn’t come back, then I think we would be patient and explore our options." The Warriors can only offer McGee a minimum deal, as they used their entire mid-level exception to sign Nick Young. McGee was "not happy" with the Warriors when they did that, but there's still a good chance he comes back because his market hasn't been great. If he does re-sign, a role with minutes in the teens seems likely.
Jul 24 - 11:23 AM

JaVale McGee is reportedly "not happy" that the Warriors used their entire mid-level exception to sign Nick Young.

McGee played for the minimum with the Dubs last season, but he believes that he showed he's deserving of an increased role and a higher annual salary based on his play during the 2016-17 campaign, and that's what he's looking for on the open market. Regardless of where McGee winds up, it's unlikely he'll be on the floor enough to make a difference in fantasy hoops.
Jul 16 - 6:45 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said that the Warriors would "love" to re-sign JaVale McGee.

McGee, an unrestricted free agent, reportedly met with the Clippers and Kings last week but has yet to sign a new deal. He played well in spot minutes for Golden State last season and filled in admirably when Zaza Pachulia was injured. "We all want him back," said Kerr. "But we’ll see how all that goes. He’s a free agent, he’s exploring his options. He was great for us last year, such a good teammate, high energy. But we’ll see."
Jul 11 - 9:42 AM

JaVale McGee is scheduled to meet with the Kings on Thursday.

Sacramento would be an odd fit because they already have six bigs under contract for 2017-18, so the two sides are likely just doing their due diligence. McGee has already met with the Clippers and is still engaged with the Warriors, but he'd likely make a lot more money if he moved on from the defending champs. McGee averaged 6.1 points, 3.2 boards and 0.9 blocks in under 10 minutes per game last season, so he could have some value if he finds himself a larger role.
Jul 6 - 9:20 AM

JaVale McGee is scheduled to meet with the Clippers on Wednesday, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski.

McGee remains engaged with the Warriors, but the Clippers will be able to offer him significantly more money as a free agent. It wouldn't be surprising to see McGee opt for a higher payday this summer, but regardless of where he winds up, it's unlikely he'll find himself in a situation where he'll earn enough minutes to warrant consideration in fantasy hoops.
Jul 5 - 9:59 AM

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

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