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JaVale McGee | Center

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 270
College: Nevada
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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. Nov 26 - 12:23 AM

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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.
Nov 23 - 11:25 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.
Nov 22 - 9:48 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) will be active for the first time this season on Sunday against the Thunder.

To be clear, this doesn't mean that McGee will see the floor, but it's encouraging to see that he is finally healthy enough to play. McGee has only been cleared to play very limited minutes early on, so he isn't on the fantasy radar at the moment.
Nov 22 - 6:19 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) is still without a timetable to return.

McGee is not even taking contact yet, so we're considering him "out indefinitely" until there is an actual update on his health.
Nov 16 - 1:36 PM

JaVale McGee (left leg) will miss Thursday's game against the Clippers.

McGee is targeting a November return, but he's simply been unable to stay healthy over the last few seasons and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.
Oct 29 - 12:55 PM

JaVale McGee (left leg) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Suns.

This guy just can't seem to get healthy, and he's simply not worth the headache in most formats.
Oct 27 - 4:24 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) participated in some 3-on-3 in practice on Wednesday.

McGee could be sidelined into the regular season, but this is a sign that he is making progress. While he does have some upside, his minutes could be very limited and he is a huge injury risk. There is no reason to draft McGee.
Oct 21 - 1:05 PM

JaVale McGee (left leg) is expected to be sidelined into the regular season, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Not that this is a huge surprise, but it is the first time we've seen more than a day-to-day update in some time. McGee is an impressive athlete, but he has a lot to learn about how to play NBA basketball.
Oct 20 - 8:33 PM

JaVale McGee (left leg) will not play on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

McGee is getting closer to a return and will ramp up his basketball activities soon, but it would be surprising if he had more than a limited role on the Mavericks this season. Save yourself the headaches and leave him on the wire.
Oct 18 - 5:15 PM

JaVale McGee (left leg) is "getting close to going live" according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

McGee has already been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks, but the good news is that the big man will increase his activity soon. McGee will likely have a limited role this season because he has struggled to stay healthy for the past three years, and there is no real reason to grab him in fantasy leagues.
Oct 16 - 12:23 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) will not play in Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

Considering McGee has been battling left leg issues for three years, it's very concerning to see him still on the shelf. Even if he returns to full strength, McGee will be joining a very crowded frontcourt rotation and isn't worthy of a draft pick in almost any league.
Oct 16 - 9:53 AM

JaVale McGee (leg) will sit out Wednesday's exhibition game vs. Houston.

Left leg issues have kept McGee on the sidelines for the better part of three years, and it's concerning that he's still not ready to go after spending a large chunk of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines. There's no reason to waste a draft pick on the perpetually disappointing McGee, who will be joining a very crowded rotation in Dallas.
Oct 7 - 10:55 AM

JaVale McGee (leg) said that he's been cleared for everything except for jumping extremely high and cutting.

"The only thing they don’t let me do is cut and jump extremely high," said McGee. "That’s it. Everything else I can do." McGee isn't expected to be fully cleared for training camp, it's easy to picture a scenario in which Carlisle finds McGee an early seat on the bench after he adds some highlights to the Shaqtin' a Fool reel. McGee isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 29 - 2:47 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) is doubtful to be ready for training camp.

He's really struggled to stay healthy and that's why few teams were interested in picking him up. The Mavs have some major questions at center after missing out on DeAndre Jordan, but Pierre is still not worth a pick in almost any fantasy league.
Sep 21 - 5:29 PM

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