Report: JaVale McGee Agrees to Contract With Golden State Warriors

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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Steve Kerr and JaVale McGee #1 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

According to reports, the Golden State Warriors have agreed to re-sign unrestricted free agent center JaVale McGee.

On Thursday, ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes reported the sides agreed to terms on a new contract for the 2017-18 season:

JaVale McGee Agrees to Re-Sign With The Golden State Warriors

McGee averaged 6.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks per game last season for the Golden Sate Warriors. He played in 77 regular season games, starting 10 of them. McGee’s solid bench play helped the Warriors capture their second championship in three years. He shot a career-high 65.2 percent from the field in the regular season and a remarkable 73.2 percent during the Warriors’ playoff run.

Looking forward, McGee will provide energy at the center position as a reliable backup in Golden STate. McGee brings playoff experience and has elevated his level in the postseason, as evidenced by his Game 3 performance in the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. In that game, McGee put up 16 points in just 13 minutes. The Warriors will need McGee to fill in when needed and be a reliable option on the floor.

McGee is going into his 10th season in the league, during which he’ll be 30 years old. He began his career in Washington. Drafted 18th overall by the Wizards, he played four seasons with them before being traded to Denver. He’s gone on to play for five teams in total, the latest being the Warriors.

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OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 12: Steve Kerr and JaVale McGee #1 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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