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Phoenix Suns adding veteran JaVale McGee

May 14, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) shoots in the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) shoots in the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with veteran center JaVale McGee, according to published reports.

The 33-year-old McGee would provide valuable depth and athleticism as a backup behind emerging star Deandre Ayton.

McGee averaged 7.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots in 46 games last season while splitting time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets.

McGee has career marks of 7.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 747 games (319 starts) in 13 seasons with seven teams.

Also, big man Frank Kaminsky has reportedly agreed to re-sign with the Suns on a one-year deal.

Kaminsky averaged 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 47 games (13 starts) for Phoenix last season. He has averages of 9.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 368 games (49 starts) over six seasons with the Charlotte Hornets and Suns.

Kaminsky, 28, departed the Suns after the 2019-20 season to sign with Sacramento, but the Kings waived him a week before the start of the 2020-21 campaign and he returned to Phoenix.

The Suns reached the NBA Finals this past season before losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games.

–Field Level Media