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7 JaVale McGee C

Los Angeles Lakers

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February 13, 2020 03:16 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Offering little in starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee managed four points (2-3 FG), three rebounds, one steal and one block across 13 minutes Wednesday in the Lakers' 120-116 overtime win over the Nuggets.

Since returning from a two-game absence due to an illness at the end of January, McGee is averaging only 6.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 15.6 minutes over a seven-game stretch. McGee remains locked in as the starting center, but backup Dwight Howard has clearly been the more valuable fantasy option of the two lately, outproducing the former in each of the past five games. Perhaps most notably, Howard has received at least 10 more minutes than McGee in both of the past two contests, and that sort of playing-time disparity could become more commonplace if Howard continues to thrive.

January 31, 2020 01:48 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (illness) will play Friday against the Trail Blazers.

As expected, McGee will take the court following a two-game absence due to an illness. He'll presumably move back into the starting lineup over Dwight Howard.

January 30, 2020 08:36 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Upgraded to probable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (illness) is probable for Friday's game against Portland.

McGee has missed the last two matchups due to illness, but he appears on track to return for Friday's tilt. The team should clarify his availability closer to tipoff.

January 25, 2020 06:40 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Out again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (illness) is out for Saturday's game against the 76ers, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

McGee will miss his second contest with flu-like symptoms. Dwight Howard is expected to start at center again.

January 24, 2020 05:48 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Questionable Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (illness) is questionable for Saturday's matchup against the 76ers.

McGee missed Thursday's win over the Nets due to an illness, but he may be able to make a return Saturday. If he's out again, Dwight Howard will presumably draw another start.

January 23, 2020 06:12 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Out Thursday with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (illness) will not play Thursday against the Nets, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

McGee is dealing with flu-like symptoms and will miss at least one game as a result. In his stead, Dwight Howard figures to start at center and benefit from an uptick in minutes.

January 23, 2020 02:32 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Regresses to norm
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee posted six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 FT) and five rebounds in 17 minutes during the Lakers' 100-92 win against the Knicks on Wednesday night.

After matching his scoring season high with 18 on Monday, McGee fell back to earth with an abnormally quiet line. Wednesday marked his first game without a block in over a month. He may be best viewed as a category asset and streaming option when Anthony Davis sits.

January 21, 2020 11:52 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Matches season high in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee finished with 18 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five boards and three blocks in 18 minutes Monday in the Lakers' 139-107 loss to the Celtics.

McGee's fantasy utility was expected to take a hit while frontcourt mate Anthony Davis (back) returned from a five-game absence, but at least for one contest, the Lakers' starting center was able to maintain his run of strong form. It's worth noting, however, that Davis -- who played 23 minutes -- wasn't fully unleashed due to foul trouble and the blowout nature of the game, so McGee probably won't be a safe bet to replicate this sort of production, particularly on the offensive end.

January 11, 2020 11:16 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Foul trouble cruels opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee totaled nine points, three rebounds, two steals and one block in 18 minutes during Friday's 129-114 victory over the Mavericks.

McGee struggled with foul issues throughout the game, limiting what could have been a productive night. With Anthony Davis (back) ruled out, there were potentially more minutes on offer; however, both he and Dwight Howard failed to capitalize. The Lakers are back up against the Thunder on Saturday and if Davis is once again sidelined, McGee could be a sneaky play if you need blocks and rebounds.

January 6, 2020 10:52 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Joins block party in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee finished with nine points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3PT), six blocks and three rebounds in 20 minutes during Sunday's 106-99 victory over Detroit.

McGee's block total was a season high, contributing to the Lakers' 20 on the night. After a breakout season in 2018-19, McGee has certainly been impacted by the arrival of Anthony Davis and now profiles as more of a blocks streamer in 12-team leagues. Over the past 11 games, McGee is averaging 2.9 rejections.

December 30, 2019 06:48 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Strong shooting performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee had 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 16 minutes during Sunday's 108-95 win over the Mavericks.

McGee didn't play much, but he was surprisingly productive on both ends of the court. That said, he has scored in double digits just twice in his last 10 starts and he's grabbed 10-plus boards just once over that span. Ultimately, he isn't playing enough or producing enough to have much upside in the foreseeable future.

December 16, 2019 02:12 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Scores three in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee put up three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 15 minutes in a 101-96 win over the Hawks on Sunday.

The 16.4 minutes per game aren't what some expected from McGee after DeMarcus Cousins (knee) was lost for the season, especially after the former's strong showing in 2018-19 in his first year with the Lakers. Unfortunately for McGee's fantasy owners, Dwight Howard has looked solid in spurts throughout the season, turning the center position into a timeshare. McGee's 63.2 percent mark from the field and 1.3 blocks per game are keeping his value afloat, but rather than being a must-own player, he profiles best as a streamer for fantasy managers looking for help in those two categories.

December 7, 2019 10:28 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Scores 13 points in limited time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee had 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes during Friday's 136-113 win at Portland.

McGee only has two double-doubles since the start of November, and he has scored 10 or more points just twice in his last 12 games. He will remain as the Lakers' starting center, but he shouldn't provide much upside since he has failed to crack the 20-minute plateau in seven of his last 10 games, including each of his last four.

November 30, 2019 07:28 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Posts double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee had 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 22 minutes during Friday's 125-103 win over the Wizards.

McGee hasn't been much of a fantasy factor this season, and he ended a seven-game streak without double-digit points or rebounds with this performance. He will aim to build on this performance Sunday at home against the Mavericks.

November 23, 2019 02:28 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Adds eight points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee tallied eight points (4-9 FG), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in Friday's 130-127 win against the Thunder.

Although he has started every game this season, McGee is only playing 16.7 minutes per game as the Lakers have routinely turned to Dwight Howard off the bench at critical junctures in games. Howard's 20.3 minutes-per-game average is essentially handicapping both players from being primary fantasy starters, but there's enough opportunities in deeper leagues for McGee to be of some use, particularly in the rebounds category (6.1 per-game average).

November 18, 2019 10:16 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Plays just 15 minutes Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee totaled just two points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 15 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 victory over the Hawks.

McGee recorded four defensive stats Sunday; however, he managed just two points on the offensive end. Not only was the production questionable, but the playing time also continues to be of concern. As he and Dwight Howard eat into each other's value, both are hard to trust outside of deeper formats. McGee will likely have the occasional blow-up but is typically not playing enough meaningful minutes to have consistent value.

November 14, 2019 11:40 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Delivers strong double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee had 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 FT), 17 rebounds, three steals, three blocks and two assists during Wednesday's 120-94 win over the Warriors.

McGee took advantage of Anthony Davis' absence to deliver his best scoring output of the season. His numbers should decrease if Davis returns to the starting unit Friday against the Kings, but McGee has been playing at a decent level in recent weeks -- he has scored at least 10 points in four of his last five appearances.

November 13, 2019 12:20 AM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Only 11 minutes in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee had 11 points (5-5 FG, 1-3 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and one block in 11 minutes during Tuesday's 123-115 victory over the Suns.

McGee started for the Lakers on Tuesday but ended with a grand total of just 11 minutes. The production was nice given the low playing time, but this is simply not going to get it done for those in standard leagues. Both he and Dwight Howard continue to split minutes with Anthony Davis meaning both are hard to trust outside of deeper formats.

November 11, 2019 10:04 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Aggressive in the paint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee finished with 10 points (5-11 FG) and four rebounds over 14 minutes during the Lakers' 113-104 loss to the Raptors on Sunday.

McGee's 11 field-goal attempts marked a season high in the category for the big man. While the 31-year-old starter only saw 14 minutes of floor time, he still found a way to imprint his mark on the game, as he was one of five Lakers players that posted double-digit scoring totals, and he was one of just two that finished with a positive plus-minus.

November 6, 2019 03:44 PM
Lakers' JaVale McGee: Scores 10 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee had 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-3 FT), six boards, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 17 minutes during the Lakers' 118-112 win over the Bulls on Tuesday.

McGee once again played fewer than 20 minutes in the contest despite his starting role, as Dwight Howard once again played more minutes than him. However, McGee had the better statistical night of the two centers, and he matched his season-high in points. The addition of Anthony Davis to the roster gives Los Angeles significant position flexibility, meaning the center could continue to see limited minutes moving forward. The Lakers play Miami on Friday.

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Career Shooting Stats
2016-17Golden St.7773920831965.2030.05611150.54726.1
2017-18Golden St.6561513621962.1060.0385273.13104.8
2018-19L.A. Lakers75167140064162.41128.39615263.289712.0
2019-20L.A. Lakers5591816826064.63650.0456965.23847.0
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2016-17Golden St.777392443.2170.2190.2670.940
2017-18Golden St.656151692.6330.5210.3570.927
2018-19L.A. Lakers7516715667.5520.7470.61482.0108
2019-20L.A. Lakers559183235.9340.6270.5821.543
Postseason Stats
2016-17Golden St.16149415673.2000.0131872.2955.9
2017-18Golden St.13158395867.2010.06966.7846.5
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2016-17Golden St.16149483.040.220.1150.98
2017-18Golden St.13158423.240.330.2110.85
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Los Angeles Lakers
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