With JaVale McGee facing restricted free agency this summer, the Wizards are open to trade offers for the seven-footer for the first time, reports Michael Lee of the Washington Post. While the Wizards aren't actively shopping McGee, they're willing to listen, a source tells Lee.
ESPN.com's Marc Stein suggested earlier today that Washington could be more inclined to part with McGee, since the Wizards seem to have interest in Bucks center Andrew Bogut. McGee's 2011/12 cap figure is a mere $2.46MM, which would make it hard to find a one-for-one deal for the 24-year-old. I'm curious about whether the Wizards could be trying to package McGee with Andray Blatche as a way to clear out Blatche's long-term deal.
As Lee writes, McGee has a penchant for mixing "the spectacular with the perplexing." However, the Nevada product has averaged 11.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game, and Lee says teams have contacted the Wizards for a number of years to inquire on McGee's availability.