OAKLAND — The rich get richer in the recent addition of center JaVale McGee. McGee is heading in to his eighth season in the National Basketball Association and will join the Warriors as the sixth team in his career. While McGee is not exactly a perennial All-Star, he brings a lot to the table. He’s a savvy vet that knows the game of basketball inside and out.
His numbers have not been record breaking or ground shattering and in his past few seasons his production has really tapered off. Earlier in his career, primarily 2010-2013, McGee was starting and was averaging over 10 points per-game.
Last year in Dallas, McGee was used mostly off the bench. He played in just half the games and only started in two. At this point, it is tough to say what his role will be with Golden State. There is still a lot to shake out. We don’t really know if the Dubs starting lineup will be a small one or if it will vary from game to game. With all that said, if I was a betting man, I would wage my money on McGee coming in off the bench.
With the Warriors using their first pick in this years draft on a center in Damian Jones out of Vanderbilt, and getting a steal in Patrick McCaw out of UNLV, it appears likely that they might need to clear room there also. There are only so many spots and right now, as things stand, Golden State has a full boat.
This is the current roster as things stand now: