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34 JaVale McGee C
Height/Weight: 7-0/270 | Birthdate: 1/19/1988 | Birthplace: Flint, MI | Team: Denver Nuggets | College: Nevada | NBA Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 24/1 | Average Draft Position: 147.61
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Nuggets' JaVale McGee questionable for season opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Nuggets center JaVale McGee is a question mark for the regular-season opener, the Denver Post reports.

"He still may be able to go when the season starts," coach Brian Shaw said. "But I’m just judging that based on everybody else so far has not had any soreness, has not had any relapses or taken any backward steps. He’s the only one that’s feeling any pain at all. So that’s why I’m still a little cautious with him. But the other guys look strong, their tests have come back (well), and if you ask them they are ready to go. I think we’re holding them back more than anything else."

McGee underwent season-ending surgery in February to repair a stress fracture in his left leg. Shaw also said that the soreness McGee is battling is "pretty natural, he’s going to be sore and then he’ll take a day (off) and the soreness will go away and then he’ll do a little bit more the next time."


Nuggets sitting four in preseason opener


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) The Nuggets enter training camp with a number of players working their way back from injuries, and will be shorthanded for the start of preseason action.

The Denver Post reports the Nuggets will sit Danilo Gallinari (knee), JaVale McGee (leg), Nate Robinson (knee) and JJ Hickson (knee) for Monday's preseason opener against the Lakers. The players are all in various stages of their recoveries, with Galinari and McGee likely to be ready for the start of the season, while Hickson is targeting a January return. It is not clear whether Robinson will be ready by the start of the regular season.   


Four players uncertain for Nuggets' preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw told reporters he's unsure if any of his injured players will play in Monday's preseason opener against the Lakers, according to the Denver Post. Those players include Danilo Gallinari (knee), Nate Robinson (knee), JJ Hickson (knee) and JaVale McGee (shin).

Nuggets not ready to name starting center


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) When asked if he's named a starting center, Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said, "we'll kind of have to see," according to the Denver Post. JaVale McGee missed most of last season because of a fractured right fibula. Timofey Mozgov took over for him over that stretch and averaged 9.4 points and 6.4 rebounds over 82 games.

JaVale McGee has season-ending surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Nuggets center JaVale McGee underwent season-ending surgery to repair the stress fracture in his left leg on Thursday, according to CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger.

McGee was sidelined since the fifth game of the season with the injury. He tried to let the injury heal over time, but the recovery process moved too slowly for the Nuggets. He averaged only 7.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in that short span.


Resolution on JaVale McGee expected by March 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/15/2014) JaVale McGee's mother told the Denver Post on Saturday that a resolution on whether he'll play again this season is expected by March 1.

"By March 1 we'll know exactly what strategy to use and when he'll be definitely be back, or not back," Pamela McGee said.

McGee has been sidelined since the fifth game of the season with a stress fracture in his left tibia. The Nuggets wanted to see if the injury would heal without surgery, but he has made little progress. Because the injury hasn't healed enough, McGee has only been limited to some lower body activities. Surgery would end the season for the 26-year-old.


Report: JaVale McGee in danger of missing rest of season


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Nuggets injured center JaVale McGee has been sidelined since the fifth game of the season with a stress fracture in his left leg, and could possibly be done for the year, Yahoo Sports reports.

The report indicates that McGee's fractured tibia hasn't been able to heal properly, and the team could make a decision on his rest-of-season status in the next few days. McGee has appeared in only five games this season, averaging 7.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in that short span. 


JaVale McGee making some progress in recovery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) There have not been many updates about the status of Nuggets center JaVale McGee, but that also means we haven't received any bad news about his recovery from a stress fracture in his left tibia. McGee did share a bit of good news Tuesday, telling the Denver Post he has been able to advance in his workouts, moving to an elliptical machine.

"It doesn't put any pain on my shin because my foot is never leaving the platform," McGee said. "That's the only thing I can do. I can't ride the bike or treadmill."

The fact that McGee, who has been shut down for three months, is not yet able to run is a bit concerning. He acknowledged that the injury is still healing, and he is very early in the rehabilitation process. There remains no timeline for his possible return.


JaVale McGee scheduled for X-ray next week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Nuggets center JaVale McGee is scheduled to undergo an X-ray on his injured tibia next week to determine how much the injury has healed, the Denver Post reports.

McGee will remain limited in what he can do at least until he gets the results of the X-ray. He remains without a timetable for return.


JaVale McGee out indefinitely with stress fracture


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Nuggets center JaVale McGee has struggled to get going this season, and an X-ray taken Sunday morning may have pinpointed the cause. McGee has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left tibia based on those X-rays, and is out indefinitely.

There is currently no timeline for McGee's possible return. He was averaging just 7.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game prior to the injury. Timofey Mozgov is likely to start at center for the Nuggets. 


JaVale McGee still has low lung capacity from asthma


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) Nuggets center JaVale McGee underwent lung capacity tests a few weeks ago, which revealed no changes to his condition. He told the Denver Post Thursday that he still dealing with a low lung capacity from asthma.

McGee has totaled 43 minutes through two preseason games and believes he'll still be able to play 35 minutes on any given night. He averaged 18.1 minutes per game last season without any complications from asthma.

McGee seeing less playing time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2013) Nuggets center JaVale McGee exploded for a huge 21-point, 11-rebound double-double five games ago, but has been silent since. McGee managed just six points on 3 of 4 shooting with three rebounds Saturday, playing nine minutes in a 132-114 win over the Rockets.