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JaVale McGee | Center | #1

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 will likely be the 15th man on the Warriors' roster this season.
The Dubs trimmed the roster down to 15 guys on Thursday, and McGee is still there, so it's looking very likely that he'll be chasing a championship in Golden State this season. While McGee does give the Warriors a proven rim protector, he's not likely going to earn enough consistent playing time to warrant a roster spot in most settings. Oct 20 - 3:02 PM

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Coach Steve Kerr said JaVale McGee has "got a good chance" of making the Warriors.

He deserves it and not just for the fun value. The Warriors are thin up front and McGee's style of play would fit as a rim-protecting big man. He's not on the fantasy radar yet, but he could be should Zaza Pachulia miss time. The NBA's most entertaining team looks like it'll be even more so this year.
Oct 17 - 3:43 PM

JaVale McGee scored 12 points with four rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 14 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

He played very well with a lot of energy. About 90 percent of the time you see McGee on a highlight, it's him falling over or doing something silly, but he had a couple fantastic offensive plays. He could make the team.
Oct 16 - 12:38 AM

JaVale McGee is looking to rebuild his image with a solid season with the Warriors.

McGee doesn't have the best reputation around the league, but he's hoping he can rebuild his image with Golden State. "I’m not a bad guy," McGee said. "You can’t go to one person in the league and they’ll say ‘JaVale is a bad guy, a bad influence.’ You know what I’m saying? I don’t go out. I don’t drink." McGee isn't a lock to make the Warriors final roster, but he won't have much fantasy value if he does.
Oct 13 - 9:59 AM

Andre Iguodala said JaVale McGee's basketball IQ is "really high."

"Shaqtin A Fool has given him a very bad label," Iguodala said. Perhaps McGee's biggest claims to fame include running to the defensive end while an offensive possession is still going on, missing breakaway dunks, having inbounds violations, and turning the ball over in hilarious fashion. Jokes aside, McGee has a chance to make the Warriors.
Sep 26 - 6:37 PM

Steve Kerr said that JaVale McGee "has a real chance" to make the Warriors' roster this season.

"We'll see how he plays in camp," Kerr said. "But he comes highly recommended by Andre [Iguodala] ... He’s playing with a talented group of players and a really good environment … in which there’s nobody like him on the roster." Even if McGee does make the roster, he's a dubious fantasy option with Zaza Pachulia, Draymond Green and Anderson Varejao all in the mix for center minutes.
Sep 21 - 7:11 PM

The Warriors signed JaVale McGee to a training camp deal this week.

In addition to McGee, the Warriors also signed G Phil Pressey, G Cameron Jones and F Elgin Cook to deals this week. The Warriors do have a roster spot up for grabs, so you have to like to McGee's chances of making the final roster considering how much they need a rim protector. If McGee makes it past camp, his role will likely be limited given his injury history.
Source: Real GM
Sep 17 - 12:54 PM

The Warriors are signing JaVale McGee to a "make-good deal for a chance to make the team" in training camp, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

As crazy as it sounds, McGee might have a chance to make the team. The Warriors have very little depth, especially with their young big men dealing with injuries. McGee is really going to have to impress to make the roster, but it's worth mentioning he did show some flashes last year.
Jul 29 - 7:39 PM

Mavs waive C JaVale McGee.

This was bound to happen and McGee is now an unrestricted free agent. He just hasn't been the same sine his leg injury a few years ago, playing just 62 games over the last three years combined.
Jul 8 - 5:19 PM

JaVale McGee started the second half of Sunday's game, finishing a loss in Sacramento with two points and two rebounds in 13 minutes.

McGee hadn't played since Feb. 5 but he was needed tonight, as DeMarcus Cousins shredded the Mavs' frontcourt and got both Salah Mejri and Zaza Pachulia into foul trouble. JaVale didn't fare much better and he's likely to resume collecting DNP-CDs in the Mavs' next game, Monday vs. the Nuggets.
Mar 27 - 9:20 PM

JaVale McGee replaced Salah Mejri during the second half of Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

Mejri picked up two fouls in the first two minutes of the game and hasn't seen the floor since. The center spot in Dallas is now as unpredictable as ever, so it's going to be hard to trust McGee, Mejri or Zaza Pachulia down the stretch.
Mar 27 - 7:33 PM

JaVale McGee has completely fallen out of the rotation in Dallas.

"We like him, but we've got a limited number of active spots and he's behind the other big guys," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said of McGee. The big man has picked up four straight DNP-CDs and is behind Zaza Pachulia, David Lee, Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell in the rotation. Needless to say, it's safe to leave him on the wire.
Source: ESPN
Feb 26 - 10:13 AM

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

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

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2Patrick McCaw
3Ian Clark
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Anderson Varejao
3Damian Jones
4JaVale McGee