Another prominent name is expected to complete the final lineup for the Golden State Warriors and it is center JaVale McGee who is providing good performances in this year's preseason.
McGee is impressing the Warriors, especially head coach Steve Kerr. The latter even said, according to The Mercury News: "I think he's got a good chance (of making the roster). He's had a good camp."
Before McGee became a favorite in "Shaqtin' a Fool," he had some good years in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Now, the 28-year-old is trying to regain his old form as an effective center and he could have a resurgence with the Warriors.
Perhaps one of the main reasons why McGee has a strong chance is because he will add depth at the no. 5 position for Golden State.
The Warriors lost three championship-winning centers in the off-season after they signed Kevin Durant. The bigs that left Oakland following this move were Andrew Bogut (traded to the Dallas Mavericks), Festus Ezeli (signed with the Portland Trail Blazers), and Marreese Speights (inked with the Los Angeles Clippers).
Golden State immediately addressed this by acquiring Zaza Pachulia who joined Anderson Varejao.
If McGee succeeds, the Warriors have three veterans at the no. 5 position. None of them have won a title but all have the experience which is still big for the franchise.
Before McGee was given a chance by the Warriors, he suited up for the Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, and last season with the Dallas Mavericks.
For the Mavs, McGee had 34 appearances (two starts) in the 2015-16 season. He averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.
Likely, McGee is going to be third on the depth chart at center if he gets the last slot. Still, it is something to be happy about with him then having a great chance of capturing his first ring.