JaVale McGee has proactively assisted groups with bringing home NBA titles in two California urban communities. He will now attempt to assist a third in the city where his mother played for the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA. An association source told The Sacramento Honey bee the Lords were intending to sign McGee after he cleared waivers Thursday, affirming a report from Chris Haynes of dynamite and Cheap seat Report. The deal’s terms have not been made public, but McGee will have a chance to compete for a backup role behind All-NBA center Domantas Sabonis in training camp. That opposition could be serious with Alex Len, Neemias Queta, Nerlens Noel and Skal Labissiere competing for program spots and a job in Sacramento. McGee will bring title insight and a protective presence that will be difficult to coordinate.
McGee, 35, has been in the NBA for 15 years and won three championships. The 7-foot-tall, 270-pound focus brought home championships with the Brilliant State Fighters in 2017 and 2018 and one more with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020. He likewise won a gold decoration with Group USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In the 2008 NBA draft, McGee was selected with the 18th overall pick from Nevada. He has posted vocation midpoints of 7.8 places, 5.2 bounce back and 1.4 blocks in 16.6 minutes per game. McGee enjoyed four seasons with the Washington Wizards and four seasons with the Denver Chunks prior to bobbing around the association throughout the course of recent years. He had a progression of one-year, two-year and more limited spells with the Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Protesters, Champions, Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chunks and Phoenix Suns. McGee found the middle value of simply 4.4 places, 2.5 bounce back and 0.6 blocks in 42 games for the Protesters last season, yet he isn’t distant from his 2021-22 mission with Phoenix, where he arrived at the midpoint of 9.2 places, 6.7 bounce back and 1.1 blocks in 74 games for the Suns. McGee’s mom, Ladies’ Ball Lobby of Famer and individual Olympic gold medalist Pamela McGee, came to Sacramento as the No. 2 pick in the 1997 WNBA draft. She found the middle value of 10.6 places and 4.4 bounce back as a tenderfoot during the WNBA’s debut season prior to being exchanged to the Los Angeles Flashes. She won a gold decoration with Group USA at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.