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JaVale McGee | Center

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 252
College: Nevada
Contract: view contract details

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JaVale McGee reiterated that he does not want a buyout from the Sixers.
"We are coming into this whole thing with an open mind," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "He is around a bunch of genuine people, coaches that care. That will give him every chance to keep moving and to be as good as he can be." McGee said very bluntly, "I don't want to get bought out. That's not a positive thing." Feb 23 - 11:07 AM

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JaVale McGee played 11 minutes in his 76ers debut on Friday with two points, two rebounds and one assist during a 106-95 loss.

His two points were JaVale-esque with a wild slam driving down the lane. However, McGee's minutes are unlikely to be very high because of his tibia injury. He can be left on the wire almost everywhere. You can check out a quick Vine of the dunk in the link below.
Feb 20 - 11:24 PM

JaVale McGee is active against the Pacers on Friday.

Interesting. McGee probably won't see many minutes tonight in his first game with the 76ers. This also suggests he's not going to be bought out and the 76ers may get a look at him. He has $23.2 million due to him in the next two seasons, but he's not worth owning in almost any league considering his nagging leg injury.
Feb 20 - 6:04 PM

Sam Hinkie acknowledged during Friday's press conference that the trade that landed them JaVale McGee was more about the draft pick than acquiring talent.

"We'll see what happens," said Hinkie regarding McGee. "He may have a fresh start here but he was moved in large part because of the pick." McGee's minutes haven't eclipsed the 20-minute-mark this season due to his ongoing issues with his right fibula, and there's still a decent chance he is bought out of his ridiculous contract at some point with the 76ers. He's been a constant disappointment for the past three years, so there's no reason to add him in standard leagues.
Feb 20 - 11:11 AM

JaVale McGee and the 76ers have no plans to discuss a buyout.

The 76ers did not acquire McGee for his talent and the first-round pick attached to his $23.2 million salary over the next two seasons is the only reason why he's not on the Nuggets anymore. Even in a best-case scenario, the 76ers are unlikely to play him more than 20 minutes. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues. To be clear, there is still a good chance he's bought out even though it's not being discussed right now.
Feb 19 - 9:15 PM

The 76ers acquired JaVale McGee and a first-round pick from the Nuggets on Thursday.

The pick comes from the deal with the Thunder and it's basically a salary dump. McGee will make $23.3 million in 2014-15 and 2015-16, but the 76ers have the cap space. He still has been battling a leg injury and won't play more than minutes in the low 20s. Additionally, McGee on the 76ers is a fun match. Henry Sims likely loses the most playing time while the Nuggets side isn't affected because McGee barely plays. McGee may be waived, so there's no need to add him in fantasy leagues.
Feb 19 - 11:54 AM

JaVale McGee could be had for a "fruit basket" on the trade market, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe.

It's stating the obvious. McGee hasn't resembled anything like his former self since sustaining his leg injury, and he's barely been on the floor for the Nuggets this season. McGee, making $12 million this season, is owed another $12 million next year before hitting free agency.
Source: Grantland
Feb 16 - 10:47 AM

JaVale McGee made a brief cameo vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, scoring three points without any other stats to his credit in one minute of action.

McGee recently returned from an illness and the Nuggets had no incentive to push him in their final game before the All-Star break, especially after his recent setback with another leg injury. He's a potential trade candidate for Denver but remains a dubious source of fantasy value no matter where he finishes the season.
Feb 11 - 3:20 AM

JaVale McGee (illness) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and he'll likely be available for Monday's game against the Thunder.

McGee is averaging a meager 5.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game this season, and he remains with a minutes restriction. He should remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Feb 8 - 3:24 PM

JaVale McGee (illness) will miss the next three games.

The last time we saw McGee on the court, he was limping due to a leg injury on Saturday. He is now out for at least four games with an illness, so at least he'll be able to heal. With McGee out, expect the Nuggets to go small and continue to give up easy buckets at the rim. J.J. Hickson should get a few more minutes.
Feb 4 - 6:27 PM

JaVale McGee (illness) will not play Tuesday vs. the 76ers.

His unimpressive season continues. McGee is averaging just 5.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks on the year, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
Feb 3 - 6:03 PM

JaVale McGee logged 16 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Hornets, finishing with eight points, one board and two blocks.

His playing time will likely hover around 15 minutes per game for the foreseeable future as the Nuggets will want to make sure that he remains healthy. Unless you are in a ridiculously deep league and are desperate for blocks, McGee is not a reliable fantasy option.
Feb 1 - 12:25 AM

JaVale McGee scored two points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 15 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

It was his first game back since Dec. 5 and he's going to be limited for a while. McGee admitted can't jump as well off his left leg, so it's fair to assume he'll have a minutes cap until further notice. He can be left on the wire in the vast majority of leagues.
Jan 29 - 11:38 PM

JaVale McGee will again be available to play Thursday vs. Memphis.

McGee was available for the Nuggets' last game, but spent the entire game glued to the bench. He does however have a chance to step into the rotation tonight with the Nuggets looking for some size to go up against Memphis' imposing frontcourt of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. However, he's unlikely to do enough statistically to be worth using in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 6:42 PM

JaVale McGee did not play on Wednesday.

He was active, but the Nuggets kept him out. McGee is expected to play on Thursday, but it's certainly not a lock. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Additionally, Jusuf Nurkic shouldn't be affected.
Jan 28 - 11:42 PM

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C1Henry Sims
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