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January 13, 2021 12:00 AM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Teases double-double Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee scored eight points (4-8 FG) while adding nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 21 minutes during Tuesday's 117-87 loss to the Jazz.

Making his first start of the season in place of Andre Drummond (Achilles), McGee came within a basket and a board of his first double-double of the year and did a good job helping to contain Rudy Gobert, who managed only four points on 2-for-7 shooting. Unfortunately, the rest of the Cavs' lineup got blown away by the Jazz. Drummond's Achilles bruise isn't considered serious, so McGee could return to his usual bench role when Cleveland takes the court again Friday against the Knicks.

January 12, 2021 07:32 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Utah, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.

McGee is starting for the injured Andre Drummond who's out with an Achilles issue. This will be the veteran's first start this year, and Larry Nance is presumed to provide backup duties to McGee on Tuesday.

January 9, 2021 12:28 AM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Posts 13 points Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee had 13 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one block and one steal in 17 minutes Thursday at Memphis.

The 32-year-old is averaging 17.0 minutes off the bench this season and has now put up double-digit points five times. McGee is averaging 9.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.0 minutes and should continue to operate as the backup center behind starter Andre Drummond.

January 2, 2021 10:44 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Flirts with double-double in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee totaled 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot across 25 minutes in Saturday's 96-91 win over the Hawks.

McGee produced his best stat line as a Cavalier in the win. With Kevin Love (calf) sidelined, McGee is expected to play a major role in shoring up the interior, but his primary role on Saturday was to relieve Andre Drummond, who struggled in the first half. Managers in need of center help could do a lot worse than McGee, who should enjoy a more significant role for the next two weeks.

December 31, 2020 07:00 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Pulls down 13 boards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee totaled seven points (3-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-6 FT), 13 rebounds and one block in a loss to Indiana on Thursday.

McGee struggled to convert from both the field and the charity stripe, but he was a monster on the boards, grabbing 13 rebounds in only 14 minutes. The playing time was partly impacted by McGee's five fouls, though he came into the contest averaging only 16.5 minutes per game. McGee figures to post a much higher field-goal percentage most nights, but he may not play enough to be a viable fantasy option.

December 18, 2020 06:20 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Starting in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee will start in Friday's preseason finale against the Knicks, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

With Andre Drummond (undisclosed) sitting out the preseason finale, McGee will start in his first appearance with the team. He should occupy a backup role to Drummond during the regular season.

December 18, 2020 12:20 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Set for debut with Cavs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (undisclosed) is scheduled to play about 12 minutes during Friday's preseason game against the Knicks, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The 32-year-old has missed all three preseason games and a significant part of training camp, so it's not a major surprise he'll receive limited run in the exhibition finale. McGee will be a bench piece in the frontcourt for the Cavaliers after averaging 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 16.6 minutes with the Lakers during the 2019-20 campaign.

December 16, 2020 02:20 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Still out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (undisclosed) remains out Wednesday against the Knicks, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

McGee has been ramping up his activity with the Cavs, but he's still not ready for preseason action. He's expected to play in the final preseason game on Friday.

December 14, 2020 04:32 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Remains out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Monday's preseason game against the Pacers, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.

The 32-year-old also sat out Saturday's preseason opener since he only recently joined the team. McGee's next chance to take the court will be Wednesday's exhibition against the Knicks.

December 12, 2020 06:56 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Out for preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (undisclosed) is out for Saturday's preseason opener against the Pacers.

McGee only recently joined the team. He's participating in pre-game warmups but will not play.

December 11, 2020 02:04 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Has yet to join Cavaliers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee isn't with the Cavaliers as of Friday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

McGee said he's doing all of his learning through Zoom at the moment. It's unclear why he's not in Cleveland, and there's no additional information on when he may show up. While he's absent, both Kevin Love and Larry Nance will presumably eat up backup center minutes.

November 22, 2020 09:04 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Heading to Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lakers traded McGee to the Cavaliers on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

McGee, along with a future second-round pick, are apparently heading to the Cavs. It's rumored that by trading McGee, the Lakers are creating space to potentially sign center Marc Gasol. McGee was a fine piece off the bench for the 2019-20 NBA Champions, averaging 6.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in 69 games. However, it remains unclear at the moment if Cleveland will try to trade or release him, given that the Cavs are in a rebuilding mode and are already committed to Andre Drummond and Larry Nance.

November 20, 2020 12:40 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Exercises player option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee will exercise his $4.2 million player option for the 2020-21 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

McGee was unlikely to find more money elsewhere, so it was expected that he would exercise the option and return to the Lakers. The big man fell out of favor during the playoffs, but if Los Angeles doesn't bring back Dwight Howard -- or find a suitable replacement -- McGee could find himself back in a starting role next to Anthony Davis.

September 24, 2020 08:52 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Won't start Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee will come off the bench in Thursday's Game 4 while Dwight Howard starts at center, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

McGee has proven ineffective during his recent time on the floor, so coach Frank Vogel will turn to Dwight Howard as the starting center Thursday. Howard posted a strong performance in Game 1, collecting 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-8 FT), three rebounds, two steals and two blocks while guarding Nikola Jokic well on the defensive end. Though McGee won't start, he'll likely face the task of guarding Jokic when he's on the floor.

September 21, 2020 11:48 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: To remain in starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's Game 2 against the Nuggets, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

Following Game 1, coach Frank Vogel hinted that he may insert Dwight Howard into the starting five, but Haynes reports that the Lakers will stick with the alignment they've used for the vast majority of the season. McGee has not been effective of late, going scoreless in each of his last four games while seeing just 29 total minutes in that span. McGee did not play in Game 4 against Houston, and he saw just three minutes of action off the bench in Game 5. In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, McGee had zero points and zero rebounds in 11 minutes, while Howard racked up 13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 16 minutes off the bench.

September 19, 2020 04:24 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Could come off bench for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee could come off the bench for Sunday's Game 2 against the Nuggets, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

McGee was back in the starting five for Game 1 against the Nuggets after seeing a reduction in role in the previous series against the Rockets. However, McGee was ineffective, racking up just one block in 11 minutes. He was outplayed by Dwight Howard, and coach Frank Vogel has hinted that it's possible Howard gets the nod at center for Game 2.

September 19, 2020 10:48 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Invisible in return as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee tallied just one block with no other stats in 11 minutes during Friday's 126-114 Game 1 victory over the Nuggets.

McGee was back in the starting lineup for the Lakers after barely seeing the floor during their second-round series victory over the Rockets. Despite the upgrade, McGee failed to score and was basically a non-factor. He is likely to remain in the starting lineup, though he is not someone to target in DFS based on this performance.

September 18, 2020 08:36 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee will re-join the Lakers' starting unit in Friday's Game 1 against the Nuggets, Dave McMenamin of reports.

McGee barely saw the floor in the Lakers' series against the Rockets and did not start for the final two games, as the team was looking to go small. However, he will be back in the starting lineup Friday to match up against Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic.

September 17, 2020 10:12 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Could re-join starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Frank Vogel noted that the Lakers will "return to form" with how they play during the upcoming series against the Nuggets, suggesting McGee could revert to his starter status, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.

Against the small-ball Rockets in Round 2, coach Vogel deployed Markeiff Morris and Anthony Davis at center often, and McGee only played more than eight minutes once in the series. However, considering the size the Nuggets have, McGee could rejoin the starting five and see his role increase.

September 11, 2020 05:52 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Probable for Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (ankle) is probable for Saturday's Game 5 against the Rockets.

McGee was a healthy scratch for Game 4, as Markieff Morris drew the start. So even if McGee is cleared, it's not a lock that he'll take the court.

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