McGee played five minutes Saturday in a win over Denver. He scored three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT) and added four rebounds against his former team. McGee is still working himself back into playing shape and the Mavericks remain committed to slowly building up his minutes. His overall fantasy value remains low as he continues to find his niche in Dallas.
McGee came back from a DNP-CD Wednesday against the Spurs to log his second game of the season, posting nine points (4-8 FG, 1-2 FT) and six rebounds in 16 minutes. McGee seems to be on track to getting into game shape after sustaining several injury-ridden seasons over the past years. He used to be an elite shot-blocker with dynamic dunking ability, but he has yet to log a single block in his first two games so far. It could be worth a gamble to pick him up in deep formats, but given his inconsistency, injury record, and overall recklessness on the court, he's a far cry from a trustworthy fantasy player.
McGee (coach's decision) went unused off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies. Coach Rick Carlisle indicated earlier this week that McGee will be worked into the Mavs' frontcourt mix slowly, so with the team kicking off a back-to-back set Tuesday, it's not overly surprising that the big man was held out. He could have a shot at seeing some light minutes off the bench Wednesday against the Spurs, with Dwight Powell the most likely candidate to lose out on playing time in that scenario.
McGee (leg) scored eight points (4-5 FG, 0-2 FT) and grabbed six rebounds over 11 minutes in his season debut Sunday against the Thunder. It was the first game in nearly nine months for McGee, who had been slow to recover from a left tibial stress fracture. The Mavericks aren't particularly deep down the middle after striking out on their bid for DeAndre Jordan over the summer, but Zaza Pachulia has been a pleasant surprise as the starting center. As a result, McGee figures to remain limited to a bench role for the time being, which will prevent him from providing much fantasy value.
McGee has been cleared to play and is active for Sundays' game against the Thunder, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. McGee could make his season-debut tonight after missing every game thus far with a left tibial stress fracture he suffered at the end of last season. If he does play tonight, expect it to be in a very limited role as he continues to get back to full strength. McGee will add some needed depth at center for the Mavericks, as he'll back up starter Zaza Pachulia.
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