In accordance with the report from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Dallas Mavericks have opted to sever ties with JaVale McGee, a player who holds the esteemed title of a three-time NBA champion. JaVale McGee, who boasts an impressive basketball career spanning 15 seasons within the NBA, spent the preceding year contributing his expertise as a seasoned center for the Dallas Mavericks.
Over the course of 42 regular season games, McGee maintained an average of 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per match, showcasing an impressive field goal percentage of 64.0%.
The decision to release the 35-year-old player was confirmed on a Tuesday afternoon by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Charania stated, “The Dallas Mavericks have waived center JaVale McGee, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. McGee will be free to sign with a new team once he clears waivers.”
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 29, 2023
Earlier, Marc Stein of The Stein Line had indicated that the Mavericks were likely to release McGee.
The Mavericks are expected to waive-and-stretch veteran center JaVale McGee by the league’s Aug. 31 deadline, league sources tell @TheSteinLine, barring an unforeseen trade that requires the inclusion of McGee’s contract.
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— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 22, 2023
McGee’s journey in the NBA began when he was selected as the 18th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, representing Nevada.
Beyond his tenure with the Mavericks, he has also showcased his skills with various other teams, including the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Throughout his career, Three-Time NBA Champion McGee has held averages of 7.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game, all while maintaining an impressive field goal success rate of 57.8% across 863 regular season games.
Additionally, McGee has demonstrated his prowess in 74 NBA playoff games, securing three NBA championships during his time with the Warriors (2017 and 2018) and the Lakers (2020).
Given his extensive experience, McGee’s potential contributions could significantly benefit numerous teams. Whether a contender aiming to bolster their bench strength or a young team seeking the guidance of a seasoned player, McGee’s skill set holds value.
With the onset of training camps across the league scheduled for the upcoming month, the prospect of McGee’s future endeavors is certainly worth monitoring.