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Reports: Kings sign veteran C JaVale McGee

Apr 7, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee (00) celebrates after making a three point shot against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings are signing veteran center JaVale McGee, multiple outlets reported.

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).

–Field Level Media