Golden State Warriors invite JaVale McGee to training camp

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The Golden State Warriors are still shaping their roster ahead of the 2016/17 NBA season. We all know about their starting five, but the depth is taking more time to come together.

David West and Zaza Pachulia have been added during free agency while draftees Damian Jones, Patrick McCaw and 2015 pick Kevon Looney are expected to play a part. It has also been reported that the team is giving JaVale McGeee a chance to prove himself with the organisation.

The center, who is the two-time winner of Shaquille O'Neal's unwanted Shaqtin a fool MVP award, will be drafted into their training camp as they look to address their lack of rim protection.

At 28 years of age, McGee last played for the Dallas Mavericks - making 34 regular season appearances before playing twice in their 4-1 playoff series loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds while having a 23.7 defensive rebound percentage during his 10.9 minutes per game.

The Michigan native has previously played for the Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers

For all of Golden State's obvious ability, rim protection is their glaring weakness and they certainly need to add a player or two who can offer something on the defensive end. The loss of Andrew Bogut in the finals was huge and his move to the Mavericks leaves a gaping hole in their rotation.

Of course, they will be pinning their hopes on Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson outscoring any opponent, but they need to cover all bases.

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