“Cleveland is also hopeful to move veteran center JaVale McGee in a trade that would net a second-round pick in return, league sources told HoopsHype,” wrote Scotto.
McGee, 33, was sent from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Cavaliers before the 2020-21 season started.
Although McGee isn’t in an environment where he’s competing for a championship, he has grown in a myriad of other ways. The veteran has been a guiding voice for several young Cavs, including building block Jarrett Allen.
On the court, McGee is putting up 8.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 rejections per game this season. He’s played in 33 games for the Cavs this year.
Nonetheless, McGee is better suited to be on a contender at this point of his career. The three-time champion has no future in the Cavs’ rebuild.
The Cavs hold a 16-27 record this season.