Report: Lakers re-sign JaVale McGee

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 07: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz during the first half at Staples Center on April 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, 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 Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

The wave of Lakers signings continues as they have re-signed center JaVale McGee, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. The team agreed to a two-year deal, with some  details per Yahoo Sports Keith Smith.

The 31-year old veteran big man had other suitors as the Houston Rockets were interested in his services but McGee decided to remain in Southern California. Last year was somewhat of a resurgence for the Michigan native as playing alongside LeBron James did wonders for him.

McGee will likely start next to Anthony Davis to complete the frontcourt for the purple and gold. He is the latest of signings for the Lakers that include Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Troy Daniels, Jared Dudley, and Danny Green.

In 75 games with the team last year, McGee averaged a career-high 12 points per game to go along with 7.5 rebounds, and two blocks while shooting 62.4 percent from the field.

Author: Dillon Hiser


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