JaVale McGee C DAL 2 weeks ago

Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee is expected to be ready for the start of training camp next month as he continues to recover from a leg injury, according to ESPN. The Mavericks were reportedly aware of McGee's injury before signing him earlier this week and are confident that their medical staff can have him ready when camp commences.

JaVale McGee C DAL 2 weeks ago

Free-agent center JaVale McGee signed a two-year deal worth the veteran's minimum with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, according to ESPN. McGee, who averaged 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 27 games with the Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers last season, will compete for a rotation spot on a team devoid of a clear-cut starter at center.

JaVale McGee C DAL 6 months ago

McGee will not sign with the Celtics, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.

McGee was thought to be very close to joining the Celtics, but the two sides apparently could not agree on a contract for next season, so McGee is now back on the open market. He'll likely draw some additional interest and could sign with another team in short order.

JaVale McGee C DAL 6 months ago

McGee is nearing a deal with the Celtics, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.

McGee has already appeared in 23 games this season for the Nuggets and Clippers, posting averages of 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game -- both of which represent career-lows at the moment. If the proposed deal stands, McGee will help bolster a banged up frontcourt that has already lost Jared Sullinger (foot) for the season. Per Goodman's report, the offer would keep the 27-year-old under contract through the 2015-16 season.

JaVale McGee C DAL 6 months ago

McGee, a free agent after being released by Philadelphia on Sunday, has drawn the interest of Golden State, CSN Bay Area reports.

A Warriors' source declined to address the matter, which can mean discussions are ongoing and fluid. McGee would give the Warriors some insurance at center, where Andrew Bogut's injury history is a concern. McGee's had a checkered career, pockmarked by baffling on-court decisions leading some to speculate about his maturity and judgment.

JaVale McGee C DAL 6 months ago

McGee was waived by the Sixers prior to midnight Sunday.

This means he is eligible to join a postseason roster, although that may be unlikely given his reputation as a bad locker room presence. McGee has relatively no fantasy value at the moment, as he was not even seeing fantasy relevant minutes when he was healthy and on a team earlier this season.

JaVale McGee C DAL 6 months ago

McGee is in talks with the 76ers about a potential buyout before Sunday's playoff-eligibility deadline at midnight, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

McGee may be held out of Sunday's game against the Pacers as a result of his potential departure. More importantly, he seems interested in signing with a playoff-contending team to finish out the rest the of the regular season. Until further news is released by the 76ers, McGee is still a lackluster option who has only averaged 10.6 minutes on the court over his last six games.

JaVale McGee C DAL 6 months ago

McGee saw 11 minutes off the bench in his Sixers debut against the Pacers on Friday.It's still unclear what kind of role McGee will have in Philadelphia moving forward, although he seems to be in line for limited minutes as the Sixers look to showcase their younger talent moving forward, for better or for worse.

JaVale McGee C DAL 6 months ago

McGee will play against the Pacers on Friday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.It's still unclear just what type of role McGee will have on the Sixers moving forward, although he has opportunity to play significant minutes behind Nerlens Noel in Philadelphia.

JaVale McGee C DAL 6 months ago

McGee was traded from the Nuggets to the 76ers on Thursday, Yahoo! Sports reports.The deal is ultimately a salary dump for the Nuggets, who will also send a 2015 protected first-round pick, which is owned via Oklahoma City, to Philadelphia. The Sixers will send back the rights to Cenk Akyol, a 2005 draftee who is unlikely to ever transition to the NBA. McGee is owed $11.3 million this season and $12 million in 2015-16, and it's unclear whether the Sixers are content to take on that salary, or if they will look to buy McGee out. In conjunction with the Arron Afflalo deal earlier Thursday, Denver has now created roughly $18 million in trade exceptions. As far as McGee's value is concerned, he should have an opportunity to see significant minutes in an underwhelming Philadelphia frontcourt, assuming the Sixers keep him around. That said, he's played in only 22 games over the past season-and-a-half, so his health may ultimately dictate how much fantasy value he holds down the stretch.