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JaVale McGee vows to make right impact with Nuggets

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If you know JaVale McGee, you'll know his numerous gaffes and illogical plays have become a YouTube sensation in the USA.

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is perhaps the most high-profile of those taken aback by the sheer number of bloopers McGee has produced, featuring him regularly on his TNT segment 'Shaqtin' a Fool'.

Google the 7-foot Denver Nugget and chances are you'll come away thinking he's exactly that, a nugget, but he's vowed to prove his worth having signed a new $44million contract.

Asked if he has what it takes to raise his game to All-Star standard, McGee had no doubts about it, "Definitely," he said, speaking to NBA.com,

"I feel like i'm extremely athletic, extremely fast, extremely agile for being a 7-foot big man and just need the right people behind me to be able to bring what has to come out to be a dominant centre in the league."

One man who will be looking to get behind McGee, who arrived in Denver from the Washington Wizards in 2012, is rookie coach Brian Shaw, who replaced former head coach George Karl in June this year. 

Early signs suggest Shaw will show more faith in the blundering big man after McGee said: “I’m definitely getting that feeling from the coaches that I’m going to be more of an impact and getting more minutes.

"It’s really up to the coach as to how he wants to use me. It’s up to me to work and everything, and I’m going to do that. "

Despite his regular appearances on 'Shaqtin' a Fool' and the countless YouTube compilations, the 25-year-old is unfazed by the attention his mistakes receive, he said: "People around the NBA really think that I’m dumb or stupid. But people that know me know that I’m actually very intelligent. It doesn’t affect me at all.”

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