Experiencing a career resurgence in Golden State, Warriors big man JaVale McGee has proven this season that he could be a valued and impactful player in the NBA. The Warriors have simply been a perfect fit for McGee as he has come in for shorts stints and used his crazy athleticism to block shots, serve as a rim protector, set screens and convert on lobs with rim-rattling dunks. McGee occasionally has those moments that earned him a weekly spot on Shaqtin’ A Fool, but overall in Golden State, the Warriors big man’s positives greatly outweigh his negatives.
Despite this, an anonymous player reportedly disparaged McGee leading up to the Finals, stating that the Warriors big man was not smart enough to play against Cleveland. Unsurprisingly, McGee was asked about this report during media availability on Wednesday.