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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 (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

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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

JaVale McGee (illness) is questionable to play Monday vs. the Nuggets.

McGee has a small role in the rotation, so his playing status won't have any dramatic consequences in fantasy hoops. If he's out, Kevon Looney and David West would likely split his minutes, but neither guy would make for an attractive option in most settings.
Jan 2 - 3:03 PM

JaVale McGee approached his season-high with 15 points in just nine minutes vs. Detroit on Friday, making 6-of-7 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs.

The Warriors did well to pick up McGee this offseason, potentially salvaging his career, but he's a dubious fantasy asset. He's averaging just 8.3 minutes this year and his role varies depending on matchups, so only very patient deep-league owners should bother with him.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:01:00 PM

JaVale McGee hit 8-of-10 shots for 17 points, two rebounds, one assist and one block on Thursday night.

The 17 points were a season high for McGee who started for the second straight game for the injured Zaza Pachulia (wrist). Despite the start, he played the same amount of minutes as Kevon Looney, who has also seen some run in recent games. Despite this solid performance, McGee should remain off of fantasy radars, unless Pachulia is going to miss an extended period of time.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:28:00 AM

JaVale McGee will get another start against the Knicks on Thursday.

National TV Pierre McGee, folks. The Warriors used him a lot in his start on Tuesday, but he only played 16 minutes. Use him at your own peril, but at least it should be fun to watch him.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:06:00 PM

JaVale McGee started on Tuesday with Zaza Pachulia nursing a wrist injury, but played just 16 minutes to finish with nine points, five boards and nothing else.

He hit 4-of-5 shots and played pretty well, but Andre Iguodala played 31 minutes off the bench as the Warriors went small against the Pelicans. McGee isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues, but if Pachulia's wrist remains a problem, that could change at some point down the line. Just keep an eye on him.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:04:00 AM

JaVale McGee will start vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday.

Zaza Pachulia (wrist) is out again tonight and coach Steve Kerr is going with McGee after previous starts for Kevon Looney and Anderson Varejao. The Pelicans present a great matchup for centers, but it's hard to trust McGee since he's he's averaging 8.4 minutes per game in December.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 06:38:00 PM

JaVale McGee scored a season-high 11 points against the Suns on Saturday with two rebounds in 13 minutes.

The season high is cool, but the real highlight was JaVale McGee taking the ball out of bounds after the Warriors made a free throw (video in link below). Never change, Pierre. Never change.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 01:43:00 AM

JaVale McGee has "earned the opportunity to play more," according to coach Steve Kerr.

He looked really good on Thursday with 10 points in 15 minutes. McGee has done a good job on the glass and he can protect the rim with his lengthy, bouncy frame. Just keep an eye on him in deep leagues until Zaza Pachulia goes down.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 04:09:00 PM

JaVale McGee scored a season-high 10 points with three rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

We have a Pierre sighting. He was the first center off the bench and he played really well with a couple plays around the basket on both ends. Maybe this was just a revenge game, but keep an eye on McGee in deep leagues. Zaza Pachulia isn't exactly the most durable big man.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 12:37:00 AM

JaVale McGee (left knee) is available to play on Friday.

He went through warmups and looks to be ready to roll. McGee is competing for a rotation spot as the backup center.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 08:51:00 PM

JaVale McGee (left knee strain) is questionable to play against the Blazers on Friday.

A strain indicates it's a muscle or tendon issue for the oft-injured big man. Assuming this is a minor injury, McGee is still expected to be on the roster for the Warriors to start the season. His garbage time minutes should be fun.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 03:35:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 03:02:00 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 03:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

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