It remains to be seen where JaVale McGee will land, but it apparently won’t be in Golden State. A Warriors source told Tim Kawakami of The Mercury News (Twitter links) that the team continues to have very little interest in signing the big man. The W’s entertained the thought at one point but have since moved on.
The Warriors told McGee that they’d think about signing him and after some deliberation, they arrived at a point where they had “very limited interest.” McGee, of course, was waived by the 76ers just prior to the deadline for playoff eligibility. McGee, a B.J. Armstrong client, fielded interest from a number of clubs at that point, but wound up on the verge of a deal with the Celtics. That union surprised many and a double swerve was thrown everyone’s way when the prospective deal was called off. The C’s wanted McGee’s 2015/16 season to be a team option while his camp wanted a player option.
Now, McGee remains on the open market with one less suitor now that Golden State is likely to take a pass. Things are also “dead” between the 27-year-old and Boston and will not be revived. Still, the Mavericks, Rockets, Raptors, and Heat are among the playoff-bound/hopeful teams in the hunt to sign him.
The athletic big man appeared in just seven contests for the Sixers after being acquired from Denver, averaging 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per contest. In 382 career games McGee has averaged 8.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.