On Tuesday, veteran center and two-time NBA champion JaVale McGee officially became a free agent, with Shams Charania of The Athletic reporting that the Dallas Mavericks had parted ways with the 35-year-old journeyman.
Although McGee is on the downside of his playing career with his best days in the league behind him, he can still provide value for teams, namely playoff teams and championship contenders, looking for a locker-room presence and a seven-footer that can play if need be.
With that said, McGee could draw some interest from teams that might prove intriguing for the veteran center, as he’s likely got his eyes set on winning another title before calling it a career.
According to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, the Sacramento Kings appear to be one of those teams that are interested in signing McGee this summer.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 29, 2023
The Kings had a breakout season last year that resulted in Sacramento ending the longest playoff drought in the league, giving a glimpse at a potentially bright future for the struggling franchise.
De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis proved to be a dynamic duo for the Kings, with the lethal combination securing the third seed in the Western Conference ahead of the NBA playoffs.
Unfortunately, the Kings fell short of reaching the second round of the playoffs as they faced the then-defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the first round and were taken the distance in seven games.
Adding McGee would give the Kings some depth in the frontcourt while bringing in a veteran with championship experience.NEXT: Mavericks Reportedly Waive Veteran Big Man