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May 4, 2021 02:36 AM
Nuggets' JaVale McGee: Posts 10 points against former team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee contributed 10 points (5-7 FG), three rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 12 minutes in Monday's 93-89 loss to the Lakers.

McGee was greeted pre-game with his 2020 Championship ring in his return to the Staples Center. He displayed decent point-per-minute play in limited action, but McGee's overall value is capped as a reserve.

April 8, 2021 07:24 AM
Nuggets' JaVale McGee: Teases double-double in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee finished with seven points (3-6 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds and one block in 14 minutes during Wednesday's 106-96 victory over the Spurs.

Playing in just his second game since rejoining the Nuggets, McGee came within a whisker of recording a double-double. His role is seemingly going to depend on the specific matchup and so projecting his value is next to impossible. He would need an injury to Nikola Jokic to be considered a standard league pickup and given his durability, that seems unlikely, to say the least.

March 28, 2021 06:12 PM
Nuggets' JaVale McGee: Not listed on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee is not listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against Hawks.

All indications are that McGee will be available to make his Nuggets debut after coming over from Cleveland at the deadline. McGee figures to slide in as the backup to Nikola Jokic, but he's unlikely to play enough minutes to be relevant in most fantasy leagues.

March 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Nuggets' JaVale McGee: En route to Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nuggets are finalizing a trade Thursday that will send McGee to Denver, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Cleveland is set to receive Isaiah Hartenstein and two future second-round picks in return, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

McGee will replace Hartenstein as a shot-blocking, energy center on the second unit, but Denver likely won't count on him to play more than 15 minutes per game behind MVP candidate Nikola Jokic. Over his 33 outings with the Cavaliers this season, McGee was a strong per-minute producer with averages of 8.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 assists in 15.2 minutes per contest.

March 23, 2021 04:40 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Paces team in scoring off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee played 19 minutes off the bench Monday and added 18 points (6-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the Cavaliers' 119-105 loss to the Kings.

Despite playing at least six minutes fewer than each of the Cavs' starters, McGee managed to finish the night as the team's surprise scoring leader. It was a nice bounce-back game for McGee, who totaled just 11 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block over his previous two outings. He looks poised to maintain a regular rotation role while Kevin Love (calf) is sidelined, though McGee remains a candidate to get dealt elsewhere ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

March 21, 2021 05:24 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (illness) is expected to be available for Sunday's game against Toronto, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

McGee was unavailable during Friday's loss to the Spurs due to an illness, but he should be back on the court against the Raptors. He's averaging 15.2 minutes per game this year and should serve as a backup center once again Sunday.

March 20, 2021 06:32 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Questionable vs. Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raptors.

After missing Friday's loss to the Spurs due to an illness, McGee may be able to see the floor Sunday. If he does, he should be slotted into his usual role of about 15 minutes as backup center.

March 19, 2021 05:36 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee is out for Friday's game against the Spurs due to an illness.

McGee will miss his first game since Feb. 12. He's been seeing steady backup center minutes for Cleveland. In his place, Dean Wade and Larry Nance could see more time.

March 17, 2021 12:32 AM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Another strong effort Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee tallied 16 points (8-10 FG), eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes during Tuesday's 113-98 loss to the Heat.

Don't look now but McGee has forced his way into the standard league conversation, putting up top-50 numbers over the past two weeks. It's no coincidence that his increase in production has coincided with Jarrett Allen going through a bit of a slump, meaning this is far from sustainable. If you need blocks and an efficient, yet low-volume scorer, McGee could be worth streaming in until Allen rights the ship.

March 1, 2021 11:48 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Scores in double figures
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee scored 10 points (5-7 FG) and tallied five rebounds along with three blocks in 17 minutes Monday against the Rockets.

McGee has now logged 11 or more minutes in eight of his last nine contests, and he's swatted away eight total shots in his last three. The backup center scored in double digits for the first time since Jan. 24 vs. Houston on Monday.

February 15, 2021 05:28 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Approaches double-double Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee tallied nine points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one block across 16 minutes Sunday in the Cavaliers' 128-111 loss to the Clippers.

After failing to get off the bench in the Cavs' previous game Friday against the Trail Blazers, McGee re-entered the rotation Sunday with Andre Drummond sitting out for rest purposes. As usual, McGee was able to rack up stats during his limited time in the court, making him a useful option for those who used him as a cost-saving option in DFS. McGee looks like he could be poised to continue seeing minutes in the teens on a regular basis moving forward, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Monday that the Cavaliers intend to hold Drummond out of games for the foreseeable future while the team looks to trade him ahead of the March 25 deadline. With Drummond out of the picture, Jarrett Allen will take over as the Cavs' starting center on a full-time basis.

February 9, 2021 01:20 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Gets ejected Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee posted eight points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in eight minutes before being ejected in the fourth quarter of Monday's 119-113 loss to the Suns.

With head coach J.B. Bickerstaff electing to use an ultra-big frontcourt of Jarrett Allen alongside Andre Drummond, McGee re-entered the rotation as the backup center after failing to play in any of the Cavs' last three games. As per usual, McGee was productive on a per-minute basis, but his ejection with 9:16 remaining after receiving two technical fouls prevented him from reaching double figures in the scoring column. Bickerstaff isn't guaranteed to stick with the Allen-Drummond frontcourt in future games, so McGee could drop back out of the rotation if Allen is returned to his previous role as Drummond's top backup.

February 2, 2021 08:36 PM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Blocks three in return to rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee posted zero points (0-3 FG), five rebounds and three blocks across 13 minutes off the bench Monday in the Cavaliers' 100-98 win over the Timberwolves.

After not playing in any of the Cavs' previous three games in what were coach's decisions, McGee re-entered the rotation Monday with Andre Drummond (back) sidelined. Jarrett Allen ended up picking up the start and absorbed most of the minutes at center, but McGee at least paid off for those who streamed him for blocks. Drummond's injury isn't believed to be significant, so McGee could find himself outside of head coach J.B. Bickerstaff's rotation as soon as Wednesday's game versus the Clippers.

January 26, 2021 02:32 AM
Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Scores eight points against ex-team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGee totaled eight points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and one blocked shot in a 115-108 loss to the Lakers on Monday.

In his first contest against the team with whom he won an NBA championship last season, McGee played a limited role, logging only 13 minutes. The big man's playing time has been on the decline since Cleveland acquired Jarrett Allen in a trade, though the pair saw some time together on the court Monday. That scenario probably won't occur frequently going forward, so McGee is unlikely to see enough minutes to make a major impact unless he is moved to another team.

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.

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