The band is back together, as the Golden State Warriors took care of their final offseason business before the start of training camp later this summer.
The defending champs have reportedly re-signed reserve center JaVale McGee.
Free agent center JaVale McGee has agreed to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 27, 2017
This wasn’t always a foregone conclusion. McGee seemed unhappy Golden State used its mid-level exception to sign Nick Young rather than offer him more money. He also took a visit with the division-rival Los Angeles Clippers.
In the end, McGee returns to the team that resurrected his career, presumably on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum.
McGee, 29, joined the Warriors as a training camp invite last summer. He went on to play a huge role in helping Golden State earn its second title in three years.
The veteran averaged 6.1 points while shooting at a remarkable 65 percent from the field. He was also instrumental during the team’s postseason run, putting up four double-digit scoring outings off the bench.
This closes the chapter on a successful offseason for the Warriors. Not only did they add Young and Omri Casspi in free agency, the team re-signed pretty much its entire core group. That includes Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, David West, Zaza Pachulia and now Mr. McGee himself.