JaVale McGee Quickly Finds New NBA Home

After being cut loose by the Dallas Mavericks just one year into a three-year contract, JaVale McGee has quickly found a new Western Conference contender to call home, signing with the Sacramento Kings. 

It was only two days ago that we learned that the Kings had interest in the three-time NBA champion, just a week after being let go by the Mavs. 

Now that he's officially cleared waivers, his $5.7M per year contract for the next two seasons is now fully the responsibility of the Mavericks, while the Kings were free to sign him to the veteran's minimum, guaranteed. 

All-Star Domantas Sabonis already mans the middle as the starting center for the rejuvenated Kings, but McGee can certainly offer some quality backup minutes, as he did with the champion Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018, and again with the Los Angeles Lakers in the bubble in 2020. 

McGee joins Alex Len, Nerlens Noel and Neemias Queta in the battle of the backup bigs in Sac-Town. He owns career marks of 7.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 16.6 minutes per game across his 15 seasons in the NBA.

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