The Sacramento Kings are coming off their best season in almost two decades.
They put an end to their postseason drought, and they look poised to be even better next season.
That’s why Mike Brown wanted to add a veteran leader to the locker room to help mentor the young players, all while also providing some quality minutes off the bench.
Following his release by the Dallas Mavericks, the Kings signed JaVale McGee to a one-year deal.
McGee fell in Jason Kidd’s pecking order after being the presumed starter in Dallas, becoming a free agent after signing a three-year deal with Mark Cuban’s team.
That’s why he’s extra motivated to be at his best as he enters the season, working on his craft in open runs, as shown by Swish Cultures (via Hoop Central).
JaVale McGee putting in work. 🔥
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) September 4, 2023
McGee won’t be a starter in Sacramento, but he brings some championship-caliber experience to Mike Brown’s team.
He’ll also give them some much-needed depth behind Domantas Sabonis, especially now that Richaun Holmes is no longer with the team.
McGee will have to compete for his minutes with fellow veterans Alex Len and Nerlens Noel.
He’s done a great job of putting his early-career woes behind him and turning the narrative about him around, excelling as a rim protector and helping two different franchises go the distance in the playoffs.
This was a quality pickup for an up-and-coming team that’s only going to get better.
They already got a taste of postseason action, so the sky is the limit now.NEXT: Mike Brown Shares His Excitement For The Kings Next Season