JaVale McGee verbally committed to joining the Phoenix Suns while he was in Tokyo competing for the gold medal for Team USA. Since then there has been radio silence as details surrounding the terms of that commitment were discussed.
That changed on Monday when news came down that McGee had officially signed with the Phoenix Suns.
JaVale is entering his 14th season in the NBA. The veteran center should bring stability to the second-team front court and will provide much needed size behind Deandre Ayton.
McGee, who makes Phoenix his eighth NBA team, averaged 7.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 46 games last season split between the Cavs and the Nuggets. He was a buyout target following the trade deadline last season that James Jones did not successfully pursue.
Although the details of contract have yet to be confirmed, Chris Haynes initially reported that the deal would be for one-year and $5M.
Free agent center JaVale McGee has reached an agreement with the Phoenix Suns on a one-year, $5 million deal, league sources tell @YahooSports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 3, 2021
JaVale McGee, will turn 34 years-old during the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season. He has three NBA Championships on his resume (two with the Warriors, one with the Lakers) and a gold medal earned at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Welcome to the Valley, JaVale. Or should I say, “JaValley McGee”?