Steve Kerr Hints JaVale McGee Could Grab The Warriors’ 15th Spot
The regular season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) is around the corner and the star-studded Golden State Warriors seem geared up to mix it up with other teams. But the team's roster is not yet complete as the fifteenth slot is still up for grabs.
Shooting guard Elliot Williams who had a guaranteed contract could have clinched the last spot no thanks to a knee scope that he underwent during the offseason.
Picked eighth in the 2008 NBA Rookie Draft, Williams showed brilliance in shooting, but he had a tough time getting healthy as he already undergone a number of surgeries to treat his injured Achilles heel, knee, and shoulder.
With Williams out of the picture, it appears that the 7-ft center JaVale McGee has a good shot at tabbing the last spot as he seems healthy and always taking advantage of the limited playing time that is provided to him.
Last season, McGee averaged 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 0.8 block per game.
In the preseason, Warriors Steve Kerr has provided McGee added minutes on the court, and even picked him over James Michael McAdoo and Anderson Varejao who already secured spots in the team. This gives an indication that Mcgee will likely make it into the team's lineup.
Kerr stated on Monday, "I think he's got a good chance (of taking the team's last slot)." Kerr added, "He's had a good camp."
His game last Saturday proves to be McGee's best of the preseason as he scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds and collected a couple of blocks in 14 minutes to help his team hack out a victory over the Lakers in Las Vegas.
McGee, who is trying his best to get his career going, was asked after the game about what it mean to him if he'll make it into the Golden State's roster. McGee replied, "It would mean everything."
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