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JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee
Position: C
Born: 01/19/88
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
Salary: $2,116,955
Damian Jones is healthy and played for the Warriors during summer league last offseason. But the reigning NBA champions are so talented and deep at the center position that they have not needed him on the active roster this season. The Warriors’ injury list for Friday’s game at Detroit listed Jones as “on G League assignment.” Golden State’s pecking order at center is starter Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee, Kevon Looney and then Jones. So instead of watching in street clothes on the Warriors’ bench, Jones has been spending this season with Santa Cruz in the former D-League (rebranded G League from a Gatorade partnership) and has yet to play an NBA game this season. The Warriors exercised his contract for the 2017-18 season. “It made me feel good because it showed that they have confidence in me,” Jones said.
Outside of a couple of college campuses and a handful of people in Las Vegas sports books, not a lot of people were paying attention to the Davidson vs. Nevada college basketball game Tuesday night. Also, the Warriors’ locker room cared — Davidson alum Stephen Curry and Nevada alum JaVale McGee had a bet. Nevada stayed undefeated with a comfortable 81-68 win. So the fashion conscious Curry is going to have wear a fanny pack as he arrives — and his rival is always met with cameras — for three Warriors games this season. Well played JaVale, well played.
It turns out it’s really hard to sneak up on people when you’re seven feet tall. JaVale McGee attempted to prank his Warriors teammates for Halloween, and the results were … fairly lackluster. To be fair, the “pranking” wasn’t the most inventive. McGee, dressed in a too-small cape and pumpkin mask, jumped out at teammates coming in for practice. Klay Thompson, in particular, was typically implacable. “That was not scary at all,” Thompson said. “That was so weak.”