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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 12 - 12:48 AM

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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.
Dec 8 - 6:49 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.
Dec 7 - 12:37 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.
Dec 4 - 10:43 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.
Dec 4 - 7:17 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.
Oct 30 - 12:05 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.
Oct 21 - 11:12 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.
Oct 14 - 1:32 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.
Jul 27 - 7:00 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.
Jul 24 - 11:23 AM

JaVale McGee is reportedly "not happy" that the Warriors used their entire mid-level exception to sign Nick Young.

McGee played for the minimum with the Dubs last season, but he believes that he showed he's deserving of an increased role and a higher annual salary based on his play during the 2016-17 campaign, and that's what he's looking for on the open market. Regardless of where McGee winds up, it's unlikely he'll be on the floor enough to make a difference in fantasy hoops.
Jul 16 - 6:45 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said that the Warriors would "love" to re-sign JaVale McGee.

McGee, an unrestricted free agent, reportedly met with the Clippers and Kings last week but has yet to sign a new deal. He played well in spot minutes for Golden State last season and filled in admirably when Zaza Pachulia was injured. "We all want him back," said Kerr. "But we’ll see how all that goes. He’s a free agent, he’s exploring his options. He was great for us last year, such a good teammate, high energy. But we’ll see."
Jul 11 - 9:42 AM

JaVale McGee is scheduled to meet with the Kings on Thursday.

Sacramento would be an odd fit because they already have six bigs under contract for 2017-18, so the two sides are likely just doing their due diligence. McGee has already met with the Clippers and is still engaged with the Warriors, but he'd likely make a lot more money if he moved on from the defending champs. McGee averaged 6.1 points, 3.2 boards and 0.9 blocks in under 10 minutes per game last season, so he could have some value if he finds himself a larger role.
Jul 6 - 9:20 AM

JaVale McGee is scheduled to meet with the Clippers on Wednesday, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski.

McGee remains engaged with the Warriors, but the Clippers will be able to offer him significantly more money as a free agent. It wouldn't be surprising to see McGee opt for a higher payday this summer, but regardless of where he winds up, it's unlikely he'll find himself in a situation where he'll earn enough minutes to warrant consideration in fantasy hoops.
Jul 5 - 9:59 AM

JaVale McGee said he hopes to play for the Warriors next year.

He was a cool story this year after he wasn't a lock to make the roster back in October. McGee was used situationally last year and really shined for his brief stints in the first quarter while Zaza Pachulia was out. He'll be a free agent next month.
Jun 24 - 5:31 PM

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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