JaVale McGee is excited to play with the new-look Lakers.
Los Angeles completely overhauled its roster this summer after LeBron James announced he was leaving the Cavaliers and signing a four-year, $154 million contract with the team in early July.
McGee agreed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal with the Lakers shortly after free agency began. Los Angeles also recently re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and inked Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo as well as Michael Beasley to contracts.
McGee, who won championships with the Warriors the last two seasons, said he has high hopes for the Lakers.
“Man, it’s going to be amazing,” McGee told ESPN Friday. “You’ve got so many personalities in this locker room, but I feel like it’s all going to mesh together and it’s going to be one of the most fun teams ever.”
McGee averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 2017-18. He started nine games in the playoffs for Golden State and reached double-figure scoring totals four times, including in Games 2 and 3 of the NBA Finals.
McGee was originally selected in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Wizards. He has also played for the Nuggets, Mavericks and 76ers during his 10-year career.