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JaVale McGee

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Center Age: 33-27d Exp: 12 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#18 overall), 2008 College: Nevada Agent(s): B.J. Armstrong (Wasserman)

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  • Current Contract

    JaVale McGee signed a 2 year / $8,200,000 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $8,200,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $4,100,000. In 2020-1, McGee will earn a base salary of $4,200,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,200,000 and a dead cap value of $4,200,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $8,200,000
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $4,100,000
    Signed Using: Cap Space
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019-20 Contract details by year 31 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,750,000($3,750,000)
    2020-21 Contract details by year 32 $4,200,000 $4,200,000 $4,200,000 $1,524,658($5,274,658)
    2021 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2020 Player Option
    Sources: NBA contract specifics generally collected from media releases as well as multiple media outlets. .

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,675,342
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,675,342

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,393,887
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,393,887
    Signed Using: Minimum
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,116,955
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,116,955
    Signed Using: Minimum
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,403,611
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $1,403,611
    Signed Using: Minimum
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,270,964
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $1,270,964
    Signed Using: Minimum
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2012-2015

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $44,000,000
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $11,000,000
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA

    2008-2011Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,952,320
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $1,738,080
    Signed Using:
    Free Agent: 2012 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for JaVale McGee, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2008-09 Player Cash Earnings $1,392,240 - - - $1,392,240
    2009-10 Player Cash Earnings $1,496,640 - - - $1,496,640
    2010-11 Player Cash Earnings $1,601,040 - - - $1,601,040
    2011-12 Player Cash Earnings $1,981,931 - - - $1,981,931
    2012-13 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - - $10,000,000
    2013-14 Player Cash Earnings $10,750,000 - - - $10,750,000
    2014-15 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - - - $11,250,000
    2015-16 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - - $12,000,000
    2015-16 Player Cash Earnings $1,270,964 - - - $1,270,964
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings $1,403,611 - - - $1,403,611
    2017-18 Player Cash Earnings $2,116,955 - - - $2,116,955
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings $2,393,887 - - - $2,393,887
    2019-20* Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - - - $3,750,000
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $1,524,658 - - - $1,524,658
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $2,675,342 - - - $2,675,342
    Est. Earnings
    (13 seasons)
    $65,607,268 - - - $65,607,268
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,489,920 - - - $4,489,920
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $24,256,589 - - - $24,256,589
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $23,250,000 - - - $23,250,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,270,964 - - - $1,270,964
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,520,566 - - - $3,520,566
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,143,887 - - - $6,143,887
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,675,342 - - - $2,675,342

    * earnings may include deduction of original cashed earned due to shortened season

  • Transactions

    Apr 4 2021Fined $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-DEN game
    Mar 25 2021Traded to Denver (DEN) from Cleveland (CLE) for Isaiah Hartenstein, 2027 2nd round pick [unprotected] and 2023 2nd round pick [top-46 protected]
    Feb 8 2021Fined $2,000 for ejection (two technical fouls) from CLE-PHX game
    Feb 8 2021Fined $4,000 for two technical fouls during CLE-PHX game
    Dec 31 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-IND game
    Nov 23 2020Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Los Angeles (LAL) with future 2nd-round pick for TBD, Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie
    Nov 19 2020Exercised $4.2 million Player Option with Los Angeles (LAL) for 2020-21
    Dec 3 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAL-DEN game
    Jul 6 2019Signed a 2 year $8.2 million contract with Los Angeles (LAL) - includes 202 Player Option
    Dec 8 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAL-MEM game
    Jul 10 2018Signed a 1 year $2.4 million contract with Los Angeles (LAL)
    Mar 8 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-GSW game
    Aug 1 2017Signed a 1 year $2.12 million contract with Golden State (GSW)
    Apr 4 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIN-GSW game
    Feb 15 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-GSW game
    Sep 12 2016Signed a 1 year $1.4 million contract with Golden State (GSW)
    Jul 8 2016Waived by Dallas (DAL)
    Aug 13 2015Signed a 1 year $1.27 million contract with Dallas (DAL) - includes 2nd Year Team Option
    Mar 1 2015Waived by Philadelphia (PHI)
    Feb 19 2015Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Denver (DEN) with 2015 1st round pick [top-18 protected] and Chukwudiebere Maduabum for rights to Cenk Akyol
    Jul 18 2012Signed a 4 year $44 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Jun 30 2012Denver (DEN) extended a Qualifying Offer of $3,494,144; becomes a Restricted Free Agent
    Mar 15 2012Traded to Denver (DEN) from Washington (WAS) as a part of a 3-team trade; Washington (WAS) traded Ronny Turiaf to Denver (DEN); Los Angeles (LAC) traded Brian Cook and second round draft pick to Washington (WAS); Washington (WAS) traded Nick Young to Los Angeles (LAC); Denver (DEN) traded Nene Hilario to Washington (WAS)
    Sep 24 2010Washington (WAS) exercised $2.46 million option for 2011-2012
    Oct 29 2009Washington (WAS) exercised $1.6 million option for 2010-2011
    Jul 9 2008Signed a 2 year $2.88 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Jun 26 2008Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#18 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for JaVale McGee, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/04/2021 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-DEN game
    02/08/2021 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $4,000 for two technical fouls during CLE-PHX game
    02/08/2021 Player contract details by year Ejection $2,000 for ejection (two technical fouls) from CLE-PHX game
    12/31/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-IND game
    01/01/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during PHX-LAL game
    12/03/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAL-DEN game
    12/08/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAL-MEM game
    03/08/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-GSW game
    04/04/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIN-GSW game
    02/15/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-GSW game
    12/25/2010 Player contract details by year 1 game $14,554 Fighting with teammate Andray Blatche
    1 $36,554
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2020 DEN 46 678 0.511 0.208 0.657 1.67 3.52 5.20 0.85 0.41 1.17 1.30 7.33 16.70
    2019 LAL 68 1130 0.637 0.500 0.646 1.84 3.90 5.74 0.54 0.53 1.38 0.81 6.56 17.27
    2018 LAL 75 1670 0.624 0.083 0.632 2.60 4.95 7.55 0.69 0.63 1.97 1.44 11.96 25.82
    2017 GS 65 614 0.621 0.000 0.731 0.91 1.69 2.60 0.51 0.32 0.88 0.42 4.77 10.64
    2016 GS 77 739 0.652 0.000 0.505 1.30 1.86 3.16 0.22 0.26 0.87 0.52 6.13 11.99
    2015 DAL 34 369 0.575 0.000 0.500 1.56 2.35 3.91 0.09 0.15 0.76 0.62 5.06 11.09
    2014 DEN 23 255 0.532 0.000 0.667 0.78 1.87 2.65 0.13 0.09 0.87 0.78 4.61 9.12
    2013 DEN 5 79 0.447 0.000 1.000 2.00 1.40 3.40 0.40 0.20 1.40 1.60 7.00 13.28
    2012 DEN 78 1416 0.576 0.000 0.598 2.03 2.77 4.79 0.27 0.38 2.00 1.14 9.05 18.84
    2011 DEN 62 1547 0.550 0.000 0.486 2.71 5.10 7.81 0.48 0.63 2.11 1.39 11.40 25.59
    2010 WAS 51 1355 0.535 0.000 0.606 2.88 5.14 8.02 0.39 0.61 2.33 1.16 8.98 23.92
    2009 WAS 10 82 0.500 0.000 0.778 0.70 0.70 1.40 0.20 0.20 1.00 0.30 2.70 6.78
    2008 WAS 75 1142 0.494 0.000 0.660 1.60 2.32 3.92 0.31 0.44 1.00 0.81 6.52 13.75
    Totals 669 16.56 0.575 0.161 0.600 1.85 3.22 5.07 0.42 0.43 1.44 0.95 7.72 17.22