Kings sign JaVale McGee to contract

Feb 11, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee (00) handles the ball against Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis (10) during the third quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings signed veteran center JaVale McGee to a contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Kings on Saturday.

The Dallas Mavericks waived McGee on Tuesday, 13 months after signing him to a three-year, $17.2 million deal.

In Sacramento, he’ll compete to back up three-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis, who averaged 19.1 points and 12.3 rebounds last season as the Kings made their first postseason appearance since 2006.

McGee, 35, averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 42 games (seven starts) with the Mavericks in 2022-23.

The 7-footer has career averages of 7.8 points and 5.2 boards in 863 games (343 starts) with eight teams.

A first-round pick by the Washington Wizards in 2008, McGee has won three NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors (2017, 2018) and Los Angeles Lakers (2020). He also won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

McGee’s mother, Pamela, was selected by the Sacramento Monarchs with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1997 WNBA Draft.

–Field Level Media

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