McGee will come off the bench Wednesday as Zaza Pachulia moves into the starting lineup, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. McGee has seen between ten and twenty minutes in the past nine games. He could see a slight uptick in minutes Wednesday as the Warriors are dealing with numerous injuries, however most of the injuries deal with perimeter players, meaning he'll likely see his usual role once again.
McGee registered 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds and four blocks across 17 minutes in Thursday's 110-107 win over the Spurs. The veteran big man saw an uptick in offensive involvement for the second straight game, following a 12-point effort against the Nets on Tuesday. McGee now has back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts for the first time all season on the strength of near-perfect shooting, as he's drained 73.3 percent of his 15 attempts over the last pair of contests. While the surge is a pleasant and unexpected bonus, McGee typically isn't as much of a factor on the scoreboard and always sees his minutes capped in the teens, making him a viable option in only the deepest of formats.
McGree supplied six points (3-6 FG), four rebounds and one steal across 14 minutes in Thursday's 134-127 win over the Clippers. The veteran big man drew the start in place of Zaza Pachulia and was productive relative to his modest minutes. It was McGee's fifth start of the season overall, as well as his second 14-minute allotment of playing time over the last three contests. The 10-year pro brings some scoring ability to the table and is capable of serving as a solid rebounding presence as well, but both his minutes and usage will continue to limit his fantasy viability to very deep formats, even if he retains a starting role.
McGee is expected to draw the start at center over Zaza Pachulia for Thursday's contest against the Clippers, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports. McGee has seen his role fluctuate throughout the season but almost exclusively has come off the bench for Golden State, starting in just 14 games over the past two years. In his four starts this season, he's averaged 6.0 points 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 block across 12.3 minutes. It's unclear if this will be a long-term move on the season.
According to head coach Steve Kerr, McGee will see an uptick in minutes Tuesday against the Jazz with both Kevon Looney (illness) and Jordan Bell (ankle) out, Mark Medina of The Mercury News reports. The Warriors head into Utah with a hampered front court, which means McGee should see a serious uptick in minutes after falling out of the rotation over the past two months. McGee and Zaza Pachulia will be tasked with containing Rudy Gobert, who is coming off a 18-point, 15-rebound performance against the Raptors last Friday.
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