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JaVale McGee | Center | #1

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 270
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (18) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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JaVale McGee brought some nice energy to the starting unit in Thursday's win over the Clippers, finishing with six points, four rebounds and one steal over 14 minutes.
Head coach Steve Kerr said his coaching staff crunched some numbers over the All-Star break and found that they were consistently getting off to bad starts with Zaza Pachulia as their starting five-man, so he switched things up by throwing McGee out there, and confirmed after the game that the trend would continue on Saturday against the Thunder. However, even as a starter, McGee is unlikely to get the sort of minutes he needs to churn out value in most leagues. Feb 23 - 2:12 AM

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JaVale McGee is expected to start against the Clippers on Thursday, according to Chris Haynes of

Well, that's a move for the defending champs. They did not have a strong finish to their first half and maybe this is a way coach Steve Kerr looks to get his team going to finish up their regular season. McGee likely won't play more than 15 minutes, so he's not really worth adding unless you're in a deep league.
Feb 22 - 8:34 PM

JaVale McGee scored a season-high 14 points on 7-of-8 shots vs. the Jazz on Tuesday.

Kevon Looney (illness) was out and Jordan Bell (ankle) is still on the shelf, so McGee was the backup center tonight. He played 16 minutes and made the most of them with four rebounds and a pair of blocks. The Warriors are off for a couple days and Looney should be back on Friday vs. the Kings, so McGee isn't a good pickup.
Jan 31 - 12:44 AM

The Warriors may consider trading JaVale McGee, according to Marcus Thompson of The Athletic.

McGee is averaging a career low in points (3.7), rebounds (1.9) and minutes (8.1) this season. With Jordan Bell playing well, the Warriors don't have much need for McGee, who would obviously prefer a larger role and a secure spot in the rotation. Milwaukee is one team that is reportedly a possible destination.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 11:29:00 AM

JaVale McGee started vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday and notched six points on 3-of-3 shooting, with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in just 12 minutes.

McGee is now a combined 7-of-7 over his past two games, but is says a lot that he's playing just 12 minutes in a game without Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) or Draymond Green (shoulder). It's doubtful that McGee will help fantasy owners this season.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 03:13:00 AM

JaVale McGee picked up a DNP-CD on Monday vs. the Blazers.

Even with Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) and Draymond Green (shoulder) out, it's clear that McGee is only going to play in certain matchups. Leave him on the wire.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 12:48:00 AM

JaVale McGee is back in the starting lineup on Friday vs. Detroit.

Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) is banged up again, so McGee will get the first shot at keeping Andre Drummond off the glass. McGee rarely plays more than a handful of minutes even when he starts and foul trouble is a possibility, but he's a solid per-minute fantasy producer which puts him on the low-end streaming radar.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 06:49:00 PM

JaVale McGee scored four points with one rebound and two blocks in eight minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday.

With Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) going down and unlikely to play on Friday, there's a chance McGee takes over as the short-term starter. He rarely gets enough minutes to matter unless you're streaming for blocks.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:37:00 AM

JaVale McGee started for Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) on Monday vs. the Pelicans and scored eight points with four rebounds and a block in 11 minutes.

He picked up a couple quick fouls on DeMarcus Cousins to open the night, but he wasn't going to play more than a handful of minutes anyways. McGee is a nice per-minute fantasy contributor, but Pachulia is day-to-day and McGee will likely fall out of the rotation when Zaza returns.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 10:43:00 PM

JaVale McGee will start for Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

McGee has only played more than 10 minutes one time since the beginning of November, but the Warriors could use his size against DeMarcus Cousins. Despite moving into the first unit, he'll likely be limited to minutes in the teens with Jordan Bell and David West in the mix as well.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 07:17:00 PM

JaVale McGee was back in the rotation on Sunday, posting six points, four rebounds and three blocks in just 10 minutes of action vs. the Pistons.

Jordan Bell was inactive once again, and Damian Jones was on assignment in the G-League, so McGee was called upon to help deal with Andre Drummond tonight. He looked good in his limited time on the court, but nothing about his role suggests he'll be a reliable fantasy option.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 12:05:00 AM

JaVale McGee finished Saturday's road loss with four points and zero other stats to his credit in four minutes off the bench.

McGee revived his NBA career as an impact player for the Warriors last year, ensuring that he's more than a 'Shaqtin a Fool' footnote. Rookie big man Jordan Bell looks like a favorite of coach Steve Kerr's, however, which makes McGee a non-factor in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 11:12:00 PM

JaVale McGee scored two points with four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in nine minutes on Friday.

He may be looking at minutes on most nights, but Jordan Bell is definitely coming. It'll likely come down to the matchups for McGee, but he won't play more than 15 minutes even on his good nights.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 01:32:00 AM

JaVale McGee has agreed to re-sign with the Warriors, according to Chris Haynes of

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.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 07:00:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Patrick McCaw
3Nick Young
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
3Omri Casspi
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Jordan Bell
4Kevon Looney
5Chris Boucher
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones