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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 will move back to the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.
He has fared well as the starter and coach Steve Kerr was considering starting him tonight. However, McGee will move back to the second unit and should only be looking at around 10-15 minutes tonight. Feb 23 - 8:50 PM

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JaVale McGee had another fine game on Wednesday with eight points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes, making 4-of-5 shots in an easy win vs. Sacramento.

Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) and David West (thumb) were out again, which has been the case throughout McGee's run as a starter. Both veterans are expected to return soon after the break, according to coach Steve Kerr, so the clock is ticking for JaVale's already shaky value.
Feb 16 - 1:22 AM

JaVale McGee played just 16 minuets and had eight points, seven rebounds and a block in another start at center for the Warriors on Monday.

McGee is starting for injured Zaza Pachulia (shoulder), but is averaging just 16.6 minutes per game over his last five. He's also averaging 8.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over that stretch, but you'd have to be in a pretty deep, two-center league for him to have fantasy value.
Feb 13 - 11:34 PM

JaVale McGee scored four points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) is not expected to make it back until after the All-Star break, so McGee likely has a few more starts headed his way. He's still not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 11 - 12:18 AM

JaVale McGee (glute contusion) is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

The Warriors will need his size against an excellent Memphis frontcourt, so look for McGee to log 15-20 minutes tonight. He's not a great fantasy option unless you need to stream some blocks.
Feb 10 - 8:01 PM

JaVale McGee (glute contusion) is available to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

He should be somewhat busy against the bigger Grizzlies frontcourt. McGee is likely looking at 15-20 minutes, but he is on the board as a blocks specialist.
Feb 10 - 2:10 PM

JaVale McGee (glute contusion) is probable to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

Coach Steve Kerr said he was OK after his fall on Wednesday. McGee actually played well with 13 points, so he should be looking at minutes in the upper teens against the bigger Grizzlies squad.
Feb 9 - 8:22 PM

JaVale McGee is OK after his fall on Wednesday, according to coach Steve Kerr.

McGee did not return after he fell on his back, but the Warriors had this game well in hand. He actually turned in a strong game with 13 points, six rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes. He's really just a desperation stream.
Feb 9 - 2:42 AM

JaVale McGee had a bad fall in the third quarter and went to the locker room.

He fell for a pump fake from Robin Lopez and was up-ended. McGee was able to go to the locker room under this own power, but the Warriors may just hold him out. We should have an update shortly. Kevon Looney could be the next man up.
Feb 9 - 12:21 AM

JaVale McGee scored three points with two rebounds in 13 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

DeMarcus Cousins was just too tough to cover and McGee picked up four fouls. He should be better off against a less agile big man, especially with Anderson Varejao not on the roster. He's really just a guy season-long owners should stream in daily formats.
Feb 5 - 2:23 AM

JaVale McGee made another start at center on Thursday and hit 5-of-6 shots for 11 points, eight rebounds and a block in just 15 minutes against DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers on Thursday.

McGee is an interesting DFS option on nights when he's starting, but the low minutes are a huge concern and he's averaging just 7.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over his last five games. Zaza Pachulia's going to miss the next week with a rotator cuff injury, so McGee should continue to get starts and put up decent numbers in the short term, but it would be nice if he could get more than 10-15 minutes a night.
Feb 3 - 1:17 AM

JaVale McGee started Wednesday's game and posted nine points, four rebounds and four blocks in 17 minutes of action.

Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) is out at least a week, and David West (thumb) is still on the mend, making McGee an interesting short-term play in deep leagues. Anderson Varejao played six minutes off the bench tonight, but mostly it was small-ball lineup when McGee was off the court. His minutes could tick up vs. DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers on Wednesday.
Feb 2 - 1:19 AM

JaVale McGee is starting for Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) against the Hornets on Wednesday.

This is an expected move for the Warriors. He provides a lot of energy in the first unit with both Draymond Green and Steph Curry looking for him diving to the rim. In his previous two starts, McGee averaged 13.0 points, 3.5 boards and 0.5 blocks in 16.0 minutes. If you're looking for help from a big in the next week in a deeper league, give McGee a loo.
Feb 1 - 8:52 PM

JaVale McGee (illness) went scoreless in two minutes on Wednesday.

McGee was available to play on Monday but he never left the bench. The Blazers and Warriors both relied heavily on smaller lineups tonight, but there's no reason think that McGee will be fantasy-relevant in 2017.
Jan 5 - 2:01 AM

JaVale McGee (illness) will play on Monday vs. the Nuggets.

This won't have a big impact on the rotation, as McGee is averaging just 8.0 minutes per game over his last five appearances. With that said, it's possible coach Steve Kerr gives him a few extra minutes for some revenge against his old team.
Jan 2 - 8:45 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
3Briante Weber
SG1Klay Thompson
2Ian Clark
3Patrick McCaw
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones