JaVale McGee a target for both Lakers and Dallas Mavericks

Published Add your comment

Football News

The Los Angeles Lakers have joined the race for veteran center JaVale McGee, reports today have revealed.

According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Lakers are now considered frontrunners to sign the former first round pick alongside big the man-needy Dallas Mavericks.

With the Lakers having already traded for one veteran center, Roy Hibbert, this offseason, interest in McGee comes slightly out of left field but it looks like the famous franchise are trying their up most to boost roster depth at this stage of the summer.


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

McGee has struggled with injury over the past couple of seasons but the talented 27-year-old has shown enough flashes of talent during his seven year NBA career to suggest he could still be an upside signing.

Best option?

Although the Lakers have Hibbert on board, behind the former Indiana Pacers the Los Angeles franchise is lacking a little in depth. The uninspiring Robert Sacre and Tarick Black are currently the men likely to provide back up.

If the Lakers' interest in McGee is serious they will have to convince him that they offer a better option than the Dallas Mavericks, however.

With the Mavs still in need of big man help after DeAndre Jordan's shock u-turn earlier this offseason they could probably guarantee McGee more minutes ahead of the 2015-16 NBA season.

JaVale McGee has played 382 games in the NBA and averages 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Lakers fans: Would McGee be a good signing, and where does the team have to improve most? Have your say in the comments below...

LA Lakers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Dallas Mavericks
Southwest Division

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again