Veteran center JaVale McGee gets a chance to start fresh once again in his NBA career, with the 35-year-old finally learning his fate with the Dallas Mavericks after a lot of speculation over the last few months.
Although McGee is clearly on the downside of his career, as he hasn’t played much since winning a title with the Los Angeles Lakers and bouncing around the league the last couple of years, every team in the league can use a seven-footer with championship experience.
That said, the Mavericks officially waived McGee on Tuesday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, and he will now be free to continue his NBA career elsewhere.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 29, 2023
Even though McGee won’t have his phone ringing off the hook like it would’ve been earlier in his career as a free agent, there’s a decent chance he’ll get another shot to continue his career with a contender moving forward.
McGee, much like other veteran centers such as DeAndre Jordan and Serge Ibaka, can provide a lot of value for teams trying to get over the top and reach their true potential, as he can leave a mark in the locker room more than on the basketball floor at this point in his career.
Last season, McGee played in 42 games for the Mavericks while starting in seven of those games, averaging only 8.5 minutes per game.
McGee’s next team will likely give him the same amount of run on the floor and perhaps even less, but he will almost certainly get another call from a team looking to bolster its frontcourt.NEXT: Stats Show How Luka Doncic Is Dominating In The World Cup