McGee agreed Saturday with the Lakers on a two-year, $8.2 million contract that includes a player option for 2021-22, Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN.com reports.
According to Shelburne, McGee is expected to remain the Lakers' starting center after re-upping with the team, suggesting that offseason acquisition Anthony Davis will likely shift over to power forward. Even if the Lakers follow through with that plan, McGee will be hard-pressed to repeat the career-best season he delivered in 2018-19, when he averaged 12.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 22.3 minutes per game while shooting 62.4 percent from the floor. Davis' ability to slide over to center could keep McGee's minutes lower during games in which his skill set doesn't match up favorably with the opposition. Jul 06 8:48 am (EST)
- McGee produced 22 points (10-16 FG, 0-2 #Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal across 26 minutes in Sunday's 113-109 win over the Jazz.
- McGee totaled 18 points (9-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), 10 rebounds and three blocks across 26 minutes in the Lakers' win over the Clippers on Friday.
- McGee furnished eight points (4-8 FG), 13 rebounds, one assist and three blocks across 21 minutes in the Lakers' 108-90 loss to the Warriors on Thursday. All JaVale McGee News
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