JaVale McGee Rumors

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JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee
Position: C
Born: 01/19/88
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $4,000,000
It’s been a great month for JaVale McGee. Just a few days after winning an NBA championship with the Lakers, the big man has sold his Encino home of five years for $2.49 million. He’ll walk away with a profit of about $70,000 compared with 2015, when he bought the Mediterranean-style retreat from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Anthony for $2.42 million. Designed for entertaining, the secluded property is tucked behind two sets of gates and centers on a three-story home of nearly 6,300 square feet. Out back, palm trees and string lights top a resort-style space with a swimming pool, spa, gazebo, shower room and cabana with a bar.
If James set his sights on Paul, the Lakers would have to send out five players: Kyle Kuzma, Danny Green and Quinn Cook, along with Avery Bradley and JaVale McGee, who need to opt into their contracts to be dealt. L.A. would also need to send its No. 28 pick in November’s draft, signing that player before waiting 30 days to execute a deal in which the Lakers would offload almost $33 million in players salaries. Isn’t that too much of an upheaval for a team that just won a title? “It seems like a risk, but sometimes you need to [execute big moves] to make yourself even better,” the executive continued. “The [Golden State] Warriors will be better. The [Los Angeles] Clippers may be better. The [Denver] Nuggets aren’t going to get worse. Your competition is getting better. It worked [in Orlando] for the Lakers, but I don’t know if you have a normal regular season without the bubble if it does.”
Lakers subs Rajon Rondo and Markieff Morris have often finished games, while Kyle Kuzma and Alex Caruso have also played significant roles. Additionally, Dwight Howard was a bench player all season for this team, but moved into the starting lineup when the Lakers axed season-long starter JaVale McGee from their Finals rotation. Overall, L.A.’s second unit has kept pace with Miami on the counting stats and had a massively superior impact on the scoreboard (see chart below). The Lakers are actually losing when their starters play – they’re -5 for the series – but have won the minutes with at least one bench player on the court by a combined 29 points. Miami, meanwhile, is +14 with its five starters on the court (across three different starting lineups), but an ugly -38 once at least one second unit player is in the game.