Boston Celtics to Sign JaVale McGee

by March 05, 2015
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The JaVale McGee Sweepstakes have reportedly been won by the Boston Celtics.

McGee, 27, is said to be close to a multi-year deal with the C’s.

JaVale has posted averages of 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds this season in 23 games — 17 with the Denver Nuggets (who traded him) and six with the Philadelphia Sixers (who recently waived the big fella.)

Per ESPN:

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge acknowledged Thursday that the two sides were close to a deal.

 

“JaVale is a long, athletic guy, and we don’t have that type of player — an above-the-rim offensive and defensive player,” Ainge said during his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 The Sports Hub. “He’s been paid a lot of money in our league, had some injuries, hasn’t lived up to his potential yet, and we’re hoping that he can under [Celtics coach Brad Stevens’] tutelage.

 

“I think he’s in a good place, emotionally and mentally, and he really wants to get his career on the right path.”