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JaVale McGee

29-Year-Old       Golden State Warriors

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

3.5

REB

1.9

AST

0.5

STL

0.3

BLK

0.7

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

A significant leg injury and a penchant for racking up ugly turnovers rendered McGee a massive disappointment after he signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Nuggets in 2012, and it looked as though his time in the NBA could be running out as recently as last summ...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 270 lbs   DOB: 1/19/1988  College: Nevada   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #18 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year contract with the Warriors in July of 2017.

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JaVale McGee NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 75 15.2 6.5 3.9 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.0 49.4 66.0 0.8 1.6 2.3 0.0 0.0 2.5 5.2 1.4 2.2
2009-10 21 60 16.1 6.4 4.1 0.2 0.3 1.7 0.0 50.8 63.8 0.9 1.5 2.6 0.0 0.0 2.6 5.1 1.2 1.9
2010-11 22 WAS 79 27.8 10.1 8.0 0.5 0.5 2.4 0.0 55.0 58.3 1.3 2.8 5.2 0.0 0.0 4.2 7.6 1.7 2.9
2011-12 23 DEN 20 20.6 10.3 5.8 0.3 0.5 1.6 0.0 61.2 37.3 1.0 1.8 4.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 7.6 1.0 2.6
2011-12 23 WAS 41 27.4 11.9 8.8 0.6 0.6 2.5 0.0 53.5 50.0 1.7 3.1 5.7 0.0 0.0 5.2 9.8 1.4 2.8
2011-12 23 DEN/WAS 61 25.2 11.3 7.8 0.5 0.6 2.2 0.0 55.6 46.1 1.4 2.7 5.1 0.0 0.0 5.0 9.0 1.3 2.7
2012-13 24 DEN 79 18.1 9.1 4.8 0.3 0.4 2.0 0.0 57.5 59.1 1.1 2.0 2.8 0.0 100.0 3.8 6.7 1.4 2.4
2013-14 25 DEN 5 15.8 7.0 3.4 0.4 0.2 1.4 0.0 44.7 100.0 1.6 2.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 3.4 7.6 0.2 0.2
2014-15 26 DEN 17 11.4 5.2 2.8 0.1 0.1 1.1 0.0 55.7 69.0 0.8 0.8 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.6 1.2 1.7
2014-15 26 PHI 6 10.2 3.0 2.2 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 44.4 50.0 0.8 0.7 1.5 0.0 0.0 1.3 3.0 0.3 0.7
2014-15 26 DEN/PHI 23 11.1 4.6 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.9 0.0 53.2 66.7 0.8 0.8 1.9 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.4 1.0 1.4
2015-16 27 DAL 34 10.9 5.1 3.9 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.0 57.5 50.0 0.6 1.6 2.4 0.0 0.0 2.3 3.9 0.5 1.1
2016-17 28 GSW 77 9.6 6.1 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.9 0.0 65.2 50.5 0.5 1.3 1.9 0.0 0.0 2.7 4.1 0.7 1.4
2017-18 29 GSW 27 7.9 3.5 1.9 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.0 54.3 81.8 0.3 0.7 1.2 0.1 0.0 1.4 2.6 0.7 0.8
Rest Of Season Projections 29 GSW 44 7.7 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for JaVale McGee
2017-18 Projections 29 GSW 75 10.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for JaVale McGee

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

JaVale McGee NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 1 4.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 4 9.5 4.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 58.3 100.0 0.0 0.8 1.5 0.3 0.0 1.8 3.0 0.5 0.5
Last 30 Days 12 7.5 2.2 1.6 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.0 48.0 100.0 0.3 0.4 1.2 0.2 0.0 1.0 2.1 0.2 0.2
Last 5 Games 5 8.4 3.6 2.0 0.2 0.0 1.0 0.0 57.1 100.0 0.0 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.0 1.6 2.8 0.4 0.4
Last 10 Games 10 7.7 2.4 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.0 47.8 100.0 0.3 0.5 1.0 0.2 0.0 1.1 2.3 0.2 0.2
Last 20 Games 20 7.7 3.4 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.0 55.6 80.0 0.3 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.0 1.5 2.7 0.4 0.5

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   JaVale McGee
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 14 DAL 112-97 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Dec 11 POR 111-104 Did Not Play
Dec 8 @DET 98-102 15 2 4 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Dec 6 @CHA 87-101 8 4 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Dec 4 @NOP 115-125 11 8 4 0 0 1 0 3 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 3
Dec 3 @MIA 95-123 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dec 1 @ORL 112-133 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 29 @LAL 123-127 Did Not Play
Nov 27 SAC 106-110 8 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 25 NOP 110-95 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Nov 24 CHI 143-94 13 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Nov 22 @OKC 108-91 7 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 19 @BKN 111-118 8 2 3 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Nov 18 @PHI 116-124 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 16 @BOS 92-88 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nov 13 ORL 110-100 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
Nov 11 PHI 135-114 9 11 3 0 1 0 1 4 5 3 3 0 0 0 3 2
Nov 8 MIN 125-101 9 6 2 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Nov 6 MIA 97-80 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
Nov 4 @DEN 108-127 9 11 2 0 1 0 0 5 8 1 2 0 0 1 1 1
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Nov 2 @SAS 92-112 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 30 @LAC 113-141 15 10 3 0 1 2 1 5 8 0 1 0 1 2 1 1
Oct 29 DET 107-115 10 6 4 0 0 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 1 1
Oct 27 WAS 120-117 9 0 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Oct 25 TOR 117-112 Did Not Play
Oct 23 @DAL 103-133 11 6 4 2 0 1 0 1 2 4 6 0 0 1 3 4
Oct 21 @MEM 111-101 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20 @NOP 120-128 9 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Oct 17 HOU 121-122 Did Not Play
JaVale McGee Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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JaVale McGee – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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XChris Boucher

Golden State Warriors

True Shooting Percentage

59.0%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, JaVale McGee has a true shooting percentage of 59.0%.

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JaVale McGee NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 75 36.0 15.4 9.3 0.7 1.0 2.4 0.0 49.4 66.0 1.9 3.8 5.5 0.0 0.0 6.0 12.2 3.4 5.1
2009-10 21 60 36.0 14.4 9.0 0.5 0.6 3.8 0.0 50.8 63.8 1.9 3.3 5.8 0.0 0.0 5.8 11.4 2.8 4.3
2010-11 22 WAS 79 36.0 13.1 10.4 0.6 0.7 3.2 0.0 55.0 58.3 1.7 3.7 6.7 0.0 0.0 5.5 9.9 2.2 3.8
2011-12 23 DEN 20 36.0 18.0 10.1 0.5 0.9 2.7 0.0 61.2 37.3 1.7 3.2 6.9 0.0 0.0 8.1 13.3 1.7 4.5
2011-12 23 WAS 41 36.0 15.6 11.6 0.8 0.8 3.2 0.0 53.5 50.0 2.2 4.1 7.5 0.0 0.0 6.9 12.8 1.9 3.7
2011-12 23 DEN/WAS 61 36.0 16.2 11.2 0.7 0.8 3.1 0.0 55.6 46.1 2.0 3.8 7.4 0.0 0.0 7.2 12.9 1.8 3.9
2012-13 24 DEN 79 36.0 18.0 9.6 0.6 0.8 3.9 0.0 57.5 59.1 2.3 4.0 5.6 0.0 100.0 7.6 13.2 2.8 4.7
2013-14 25 DEN 5 36.0 15.9 7.7 0.9 0.5 3.2 0.0 44.7 100.0 3.6 4.6 3.2 0.0 0.0 7.7 17.3 0.5 0.5
2014-15 26 DEN 17 36.0 16.3 8.9 0.2 0.4 3.5 0.0 55.7 69.0 2.4 2.6 6.3 0.0 0.0 6.3 11.3 3.7 5.4
2014-15 26 PHI 6 36.0 10.6 7.7 1.2 0.0 0.6 0.0 44.4 50.0 3.0 2.4 5.3 0.0 0.0 4.7 10.6 1.2 2.4
2014-15 26 DEN/PHI 23 36.0 15.0 8.6 0.4 0.3 2.8 0.0 53.2 66.7 2.5 2.5 6.1 0.0 0.0 5.9 11.2 3.1 4.7
2015-16 27 DAL 34 36.0 16.7 12.9 0.3 0.5 2.5 0.0 57.5 50.0 2.0 5.2 7.8 0.1 0.0 7.5 13.0 1.8 3.5
2016-17 28 GSW 77 36.0 23.0 11.9 0.8 0.9 3.3 0.0 65.2 50.5 1.9 4.9 7.0 0.1 0.0 10.1 15.5 2.7 5.4
2017-18 29 GSW 27 36.0 16.0 8.7 2.2 1.4 3.1 0.0 54.3 81.8 1.5 3.2 5.4 0.5 0.0 6.5 11.9 3.1 3.7
Rest Of Season Projections 29 GSW 44 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for JaVale McGee
2017-18 Projections 29 GSW 75 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for JaVale McGee

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

JaVale McGee NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 75 1142 489 294 23 33 75 0 49.4 66.0 61 120 174 0 0.0 191 387 107 162
2009-10 21 60 967 386 243 14 16 101 0 50.8 63.8 51 88 155 1 0.0 156 307 74 116
2010-11 22 WAS 79 2193 798 634 38 41 193 0 55.0 58.3 102 223 411 3 0.0 332 604 134 230
2011-12 23 DEN 20 411 205 115 6 10 31 0 61.2 37.3 19 36 79 0 0.0 93 152 19 51
2011-12 23 WAS 41 1124 486 362 25 25 101 0 53.5 50.0 68 127 235 0 0.0 214 400 58 116
2011-12 23 DEN/WAS 61 1535 691 477 31 35 132 0 55.6 46.1 87 163 314 0 0.0 307 552 77 167
2012-13 24 DEN 79 1433 717 381 24 30 157 1 57.5 59.1 90 158 223 1 100.0 303 527 110 186
2013-14 25 DEN 5 79 35 17 2 1 7 0 44.7 100.0 8 10 7 0 0.0 17 38 1 1
2014-15 26 DEN 17 194 88 48 1 2 19 0 55.7 69.0 13 14 34 0 0.0 34 61 20 29
2014-15 26 PHI 6 61 18 13 2 0 1 0 44.4 50.0 5 4 9 0 0.0 8 18 2 4
2014-15 26 DEN/PHI 23 255 106 61 3 2 20 0 53.2 66.7 18 18 43 0 0.0 42 79 22 33
2015-16 27 DAL 34 370 172 133 3 5 26 0 57.5 50.0 21 53 80 1 0.0 77 134 18 36
2016-17 28 GSW 77 739 472 244 17 19 67 0 65.2 50.5 40 100 144 3 0.0 208 319 56 111
2017-18 29 GSW 27 212 94 51 13 8 18 0 54.3 81.8 9 19 32 3 0.0 38 70 18 22
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2017-18 Projections 29 GSW 75 758 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for JaVale McGee

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JaVale McGee NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 20 75 15.2 53.4 49.4 4.2 11.2 0.4 8.0
2009-10 21 60 16.1 53.9 50.8 3.3 12.1 0.3 8.6
2010-11 22 WAS 79 27.8 56.6 55.0 4.5 12.1 0.4 15.6
2011-12 23 DEN 20 20.6 58.8 61.2 3.0 9.5 0.3 12.9
2011-12 23 WAS 41 27.4 53.9 53.5 4.6 12.5 0.4 16.8
2011-12 23 DEN/WAS 61 25.2 55.2 55.6 4.2 11.7 0.4 15.5
2012-13 24 DEN 79 18.1 58.9 57.6 3.3 12.5 0.3 11.6
2013-14 25 DEN 5 15.8 45.5 44.7 4.1 16.5 0.3 6.6
2014-15 26 DEN 17 11.4 59.7 55.7 1.1 14.8 0.1 6.4
2014-15 26 PHI 6 10.2 45.5 44.4 7.5 18.7 0.4 2.8
2014-15 26 DEN/PHI 23 11.1 56.7 53.2 2.6 15.7 0.2 5.5
2015-16 27 DAL 34 10.9 57.4 57.5 1.7 12.1 0.1 7.1
2016-17 28 GSW 77 9.6 64.2 65.2 4.0 9.4 0.4 8.0
2017-18 29 GSW 27 7.9 59.0 54.3 12.8 8.9 1.4 5.1
Rest Of Season Projections 29 GSW 44 7.7 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for JaVale McGee
2017-18 Projections 29 GSW 75 10.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for JaVale McGee

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

JaVale McGee: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McGee will start at center Monday against the Pelicans, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

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McGee is inactive for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Anthony Slater of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

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McGee tallied two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists across nine minutes in Friday's 117-106 preseason win over the Kings.

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McGee has agreed to re-sign with the Warriors, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

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McGee will return to the bench for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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McGee contributed 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 FT), one rebound and one block across 13 minutes during a 120-108 win over the Spurs on Saturday.

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McGee is expected to get the start at center for Saturday's Game 3 against the Spurs, Anthony Slater of the San Jose mercury News reports.

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McGee contributed 15 points (7-7 FG, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, four blocks and one steal across 13 minutes in Golden State's 110-81 win over the TrailBlazers.

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McGee tallied 11 points (5-5 FG, 1-3 FT), six rebounds and one block over 15 minutes in Monday's 105-99 loss to the Jazz.

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McGee managed 16 points (8-10 FG, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds and one block over 16 minutes in Saturday's 123-101 win over the Pelicans.

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McGee ended up with 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 FT), four rebounds and five blocked shots over 11 minutes in Friday's 107-98 win against the Rockets.

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McGee put up nine points (3-5 FG, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal across 12 minutes in a 114-100 win over the Kings on Friday.

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2017-18

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2015-16

Once considered an up-and-comer in the league, the enigmatic McGee has seen his career path altered by erratic play and injury. McGee was hoping for a bounce back season last year after surgery to address a stress fracture in his tibia limited him to just five games the previous year. However, soreness in the area resurfaced, and he appeared in just 23 games with both the Nuggets and Sixers. Philadelphia waived the seven-year veteran in early March, and McGee opted not to sign with another team. He finished the season averaging 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 11 minutes per game. McGee shot an impressive 53 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free-throw line. Dallas signed the 7-0 center in the offseason with the hope that he can provide the athleticism and rim-protection the team lost after DeAndre Jordan returned to Los Angeles and Tyson Chandler left for Phoenix. Though the Mavericks medical staff is highly regarded, health remains the key factor in McGee's long-term value. If he can stay on the court, McGee's age and ability should allow him to be a regular member of the Dallas rotation and provide him an opportunity to restart a once promising career.

2014-15

JaVale McGee missed the majority of the 2013-14 season after a stress fracture was discovered in his left tibia in November. He was the starter coming in to the 2013-14 season, but the injury forced the Nuggets to turn to J.J. Hickson and, eventually, Timofey Mozgov at center. McGee will have his eye on reclaiming the starting center role in 2014-15, but he'll have to prove his worth in training camp to guarantee himself minutes.

2013-14

Pegged as a potential breakout candidate last year, McGee failed to live up to the billing, as he spent the entire season working as a reserve off of the Nuggets' bench. The 25-year-old seven-footer finished the 2012-13 season with averages of 9.1 points and 4.8 rebounds, but he was still able to make a fantasy impact by swatting away two shots per game and sinking 57 percent of his field-goal attempts. While he has always been prone to bone-headed mistakes, there's no denying McGee's athletic ability. His career stats per 36 minutes played (15.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.3. blocks) hint at the potential McGee has yet to fully realize. Owners who take a chance on him during draft day may finally be able to reap the rewards of his potential, though, as the new blood in the Nuggets' front office have been backing the talented big man all offseason. There's some risk involved in reaching too far for McGee, but he could end up being a great piece to add to any fantasy frontcourt if his playing time increases as expected.

2012-13

After breaking onto the fantasy scene in 2010-11, McGee solidified himself as a quality option at the pivot last season. He was once again one the league’s premier shot blockers, swatting away 2.2 attempts per game, which ranked second in the Association behind Serge Ibaka. His scoring average reached a new career-high of 11.3 points while his rebounding dropped slightly to 7.8 boards. Aside from the bone-headed plays McGee has been prone to committing the past couple seasons, the main mark against him has been an undeveloped offensive game. His athleticism is off the charts, but he struggles from the charity stripe (46.1) and doesn’t have much of a low-post game to speak of. The 24-year-old seven-footer worked to address his holes on the offensive end of the court this offseason, though, receiving tutelage from Hall-of-Fame big man Hakeem Olajuwon. The Nuggets committed over $40 million to McGee this offseason, so he should be a big part of the team going forward. Look for him to be the Nuggets’ primary option in the middle, which should lead to an increase in playing time, especially if he can display refined offensive skills from his time spent with Olajuwon this summer.

2011-12

McGee garnered national attention after his electrifying performance at last year’s slam dunk contest, but the Wizards’ big man was already making a name for himself in fantasy circles prior to his high-flying act. After averaging 1.6 blocks in only 16 minutes per game as a sophomore, fantasy owners were foaming at the mouth with anticipation of McGee getting more playing time in 2010-11. He didn’t disappoint. Handed more than 27 mpg by Wizards coach Flip Saunders, McGee developed into one of the better shot-blockers in the Association, averaging 2.4 blocks per game while chipping in 8.0 rebounds. While great on defense, the 23-year-old center is still very raw on the offensive side of the ball. Without much of a low-post game, McGee relied on his athleticism to get easy baskets, on the way to a career-high 10.1 points per game. With most of his baskets being dunks or put-backs, McGee shot 55.0 percent from the floor, but he struggled from the line, hitting just 58.3 percent of his freebies. McGee will likely never develop into an offensive force, but he’s young enough that there’s still room for growth, and he’s already strong enough in blocks to carry that category for fantasy squads.

2010-11

McGee's final numbers last season certainly don't jump out, but looking deeper, 1.7 bpg in just 16:06 mpg is pretty impressive. He really turned it on during the last month of the season, when he averaged 13.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks over eight games. He's also coming off a highly encouraging offseason, as McGee averaged 19.5 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 69 percent from the field in four Las Vegas Summer League games and nearly played for Team USA during the world championships. McGee was also diagnosed with asthma – a serious condition that had previously been untreated – so his stamina has really improved. Washington is currently in a major youth movement, so he'll enter 2010-11 as the team's starting center. McGee is a true sleeper.

2009-10

McGee was not projected to play much as a rookie, but injuries forced him into minutes last season. He actually showed a fair amount of promise and some flashes of brilliance, along with some usual rookie ups and downs. McGee will probably post similar numbers to last season's unless Saunders prefers to give more backup-center minutes to Blatche and the less talented but steady Oberto.

2008-09

McGee was the Wizards' first round pick (18th overall) in the 2008 draft. An athletic seven-footer with the wingspan of a commercial airliner, he projects as a combo forward/center who can run the floor and provide good interior defense -- but he's pretty raw. He did lead the Vegas Summer League in minutes, which may be a positive sign.