McGee tallied nine points (3-10 FG, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, three blocks and one assist across 14 minutes Tuesday in the Lakers' 107-100 win over the Bulls. Coach Luke Walton decided to shake up his lineup prior to the contest, dropping McGee and Josh Hart to the bench in favor of Tyson Chandler and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, respectively. The bench role unsurprisingly came with a steady drop from the 22.8 minutes per game McGee has averaged this season, though the center was at least productive during his time on the court. Due to the strength of his field-goal percentage and his shot-blocking ability, McGee is still worth holding in most formats, though he'll need to see an uptick in playing time before re-emerging as a viable weekly starting option.
McGee will come off the bench Tuesday against the Bulls, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. McGee will be replaced in the starting five with Tyson Chandler, with coach Luke Walton noting "vocal leadership" hasn't been as strong without LeBron James available and the Lakers winning just three of the past 10 games. It's not immediately clear if this move will be permanent, or if McGee's role will be significantly diminished.
McGee is likely to come off the bench Tuesday against the Bulls, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. McGee has started every game he's appeared in this season. But with the Lakers losing seven of the past 10, it appears coach Luke Walton is looking for a change. Tyson Chandler is expected to start.
McGee tallied just two points (1-3 FG), eight rebounds and one block across 23 minutes in the Lakers' 101-95 loss to the Cavaliers on Sunday. McGee turned in his usual solid performance on the boards, but he was a near non-factor on the scoreboard for the second straight game. The 30-year-old has now scored in single digits in four of the last five contests overall, a departure from the steady supply of double-digit tallies he's been offering much of the season. Unusually poor shooting has especially been to blame the last two games, as McGee has gone just 3-for-11 (21.4 percent) from the field over that span.
McGee recorded 18 points (9-14 FG), nine rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 25 minutes in Friday's 119-112 loss to the Knicks. McGee had an efficient night of shooting on Friday despite the loss, and it appears that the illness that sidelined him for seven games is behind him. Both Tyson Chandler and Ivica Zubac faded into the woodwork in this game, so it appears coach Luke Walton has his favorite choice under the basket once again, at least for the time being.
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