HoopsHype Javale McGee rumors

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JaVale McGee's long injury saga has taken yet another negative turn. The Nuggets reserve center is expected to be out a "significant" amount of time after he aggravated a muscle near the tibia in which he had a stress fracture repaired, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said Sunday. "I heard six weeks at one point," Shaw said. "I don't know. I don't think he's anywhere close to coming back right now." Denver Post

December 12, 2014 Updates

"I know the player that I am," he said, "and I know what I can do being 100 percent. It's definitely frustrating." The Nuggets know the feeling. They've received little from their investment, and McGee at the moment gives them no leverage on the trade market. He makes $11 million this season, $12 million next. At this point, even if his health improves, the odds of McGee being more than a functional center appear steeper than the snowy peaks that surround Denver. The stagnation of McGee is partly to blame for the Nuggets being stuck in neutral (45-57 since winning 57 games in 2012-13). NBA.com

December 6, 2014 Updates

The most frustrating part of it all for Nuggets center JaVale McGee is the lingering pain. The pain from his tibia surgery this year refuses to go away, and it's impacting his ability to have an impact on the court. "It's definitely frustrating," McGee said. "Because I know the player that I am. And especially in this system, I know what I can do off being 100 percent. So it's definitely frustrating playing at 85 or 90 percent, when I could be playing at 100." Denver Post

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JaVale McGee tried to save a long rebound after a missed three-pointer by lunging into the first row, and fell down into an empty seat. He planted a kiss on a fan’s cheek before springing back on the court and joining the play. For The Win

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Meanwhile, the Nuggets will get JaVale McGee back, either Wednesday against Portland or at Golden State on Friday. The center has progressed to the point of taking part in full practices the last couple of times out, and he's ready to get back on the court. He said the pain in his left tibia is down to a minimum, and he wants to get a game or two under his belt before the regular season begins. McGee, who has had the added motivation of watching young center Jusuf Nurkic play well in his absence, will participate with a minute restriction, but he'll play. "I'm excited, really excited," McGee said. "It's been a long time since I played in a real game." Denver Post

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McGee, 26, arrived at camp the strongest he's ever been — 270 pounds of muscle. He also arrived with a titanium rod in his left shin after surgery to correct a stress fracture in his tibia. Next-day soreness after workouts is keeping him sidelined, but he is doing more and more each week. McGee is the shot blocker. He is a 7-footer so tantalizingly athletic that Shaw isn't willing to do anything more than split the workload at center and ride the hot hand when Mozgov and McGee are both healthy. McGee appears content to be at least suiting up and sitting on the bench while going through practice sessions. "I only played four or five games last year, so it's a real blessing to be back," McGee said. "I've been working out and shooting and running and doing hook shots and all of that stuff since probably about four weeks ago." Denver Post

October 9, 2014 Updates

But of the four, Shaw said that center JaVale McGee is "probably the furthest away" from being back. McGee suffered a stress fracture in his left tibia last November, and missed all but five games last season after an initial prognosis expected him to return in the spring. CBSSports.com

August 24, 2014 Updates

Big Baby got inside ... but the line proved to be too much for McGee and he decided to leave. Might have been the best decision he made all night. Because 90 minutes later, gunshots rang out -- and as TMZ first reported, Suge Knight was shot multiple times. TMZ.com

July 3, 2014 Updates

What began as a simple message to stay hydrated is about to have ripple effects all the way to Africa. Through his charitable endeavor #JUGLIFE, Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee is planning to travel abroad next summer to help build water wells in villages in Uganda. In 2012, McGee began promoting #JUGLIFE as a healthy lifestyle built around the idea of drinking a gallon of water each day. His campaign began on Twitter and Instagram and blossomed from there. NBA.com

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