JaVale McGee

Age: 36-156d (Jan 19, 1988)
Exp: 16 Years
Country: US
College: Nevada
Drafted: Round 1 (#18 overall), 2008
Agent(s): B.J. Armstrong (Wasserman)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$2,093,637

2024-25 Cash

$8,216,197

Career Earnings

$81,613,259

2023-2023 Free Agent

JaVale McGee signed a 1 year , $3,196,448 contract with the Sacramento Kings, including $3,196,448 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,196,448. In 2024-25, McGee will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $2,093,637.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,196,448
Average Salary:
$3,196,448
GTD at Sign:
$3,196,448
Total GTD:
$3,196,448
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023-24 36 $2,019,706 1.48% $2,019,706 1.22% $3,196,448 $3,196,448
2024-25 37
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2023-24 36 $3,196,448 - - $2,019,706 1.48% $2,019,706
2024-25 37
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 36 $3,196,448 $3,196,448 $3,196,448 $3,196,448 $3,196,448
Source: Spotrac

2022-2024 Free Agent

JaVale McGee signed a 3 year , $17,202,840 contract with the Dallas Mavericks, including $17,202,840 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,734,280. In 2024-25, McGee will earn a base salary of $6,007,341, while carrying a cap hit of $6,007,341 and a dead cap value of $6,007,341.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $17,202,840
Average Salary:
$5,734,280
GTD at Sign:
$17,202,840
Total GTD:
$17,202,840
Signed Using:
taxpayer-mid-level-exception
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2021-2021 Free Agent

JaVale McGee signed a 1 year , $5,000,000 contract with the Phoenix Suns, including $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
Average Salary:
$5,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$5,000,000
Total GTD:
$5,000,000
Signed Using:
non-taxpayer-mid-level-exception
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2019-2020 Free Agent

JaVale McGee signed a 2 year , $8,200,000 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $8,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,100,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $8,200,000
Average Salary:
$4,100,000
GTD at Sign:
$8,200,000
Total GTD:
$8,200,000
Signed Using:
cap-space
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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2018-2018

JaVale McGee signed a 1 year , $2,393,887 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $2,393,887 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,393,887.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,393,887
Average Salary:
$2,393,887
GTD at Sign:
$2,393,887
Total GTD:
$2,393,887
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2019 / UFA
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2017-2017

JaVale McGee signed a 1 year , $2,116,955 contract with the Golden State Warriors, including $2,116,955 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,116,955.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,116,955
Average Salary:
$2,116,955
GTD at Sign:
$2,116,955
Total GTD:
$2,116,955
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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2016-2016

JaVale McGee signed a 1 year , $1,403,611 contract with the Golden State Warriors, including $1,403,611 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,403,611.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,403,611
Average Salary:
$1,403,611
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$1,403,611
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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2015-2015

JaVale McGee signed a 1 year , $1,270,964 contract with the Dallas Mavericks, including $1,270,964 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,270,964.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,270,964
Average Salary:
$1,270,964
GTD at Sign:
$500,000
Total GTD:
$1,270,964
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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2012-2015

JaVale McGee signed a 4 year , $44,000,000 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $44,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $11,000,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $44,000,000
Average Salary:
$11,000,000
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$44,000,000
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2016 / UFA
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2008-2011 Rookie

JaVale McGee signed a 4 year , $6,952,320 contract with the Washington Wizards, including $6,952,319 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,738,080.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $6,952,320
Average Salary:
$1,738,080
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$6,952,319
Signed Using:
Free Agent:
2012 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$81,613,259

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

9 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2008 21
Active
$1,392,240
$1,392,240
2009 22
Active
$1,496,640
$2,888,880
2010 23
Active
$1,601,040
$4,489,920
2011 24
Active
$1,981,931
$6,471,851
2012 25
Active
$10,000,000
$16,471,851
2013 26
Active
$10,750,000
$27,221,851
2014 27
Retained
$11,250,000
$38,471,851
2015 28
Retained
Active
$12,000,000
$1,270,964
$50,471,851
$51,742,815
2016 29
Active
$1,403,611
$53,146,426
Champion
2017 30
Active
$2,116,955
$55,263,381
Champion
2018 31
Active
$2,393,887
$57,657,268
2019 32
Active
$3,750,000
$61,407,268
Champion
2020 33
Active / Player Exercised
Retained
$1,524,658
$2,675,342
$62,931,926
$65,607,268
2021 34
Active
$5,000,000
$70,607,268
2022 35
Active
$5,461,219
$76,068,487
2023 36
Retained
Active
$2,348,324
$3,196,448
$78,416,811
$81,613,259
Total      
$81,613,259
$78,416,811
$81,613,259
2024 37
Retained
$2,208,856
2025 38
Retained
$2,208,856
2026 39
Retained
$2,208,856
2027 40
Retained
$2,208,856
Total
$90,448,683
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2008
21
$1,392,240
$1,392,240
$1,392,240
2009
22
$1,496,640
$1,496,640
$2,888,880
2010
23
$1,601,040
$1,601,040
$4,489,920
2011
24
$1,981,931
$1,981,931
$6,471,851
2012
25
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$16,471,851
2013
26
$10,750,000
$10,750,000
$27,221,851
2014
27
$11,250,000
$11,250,000
$38,471,851
2015
28
$12,000,000
$1,270,964
$12,000,000
$1,270,964
$50,471,851
$51,742,815
2016
29
$1,403,611
$1,403,611
$53,146,426
2017
30
$2,116,955
$2,116,955
$55,263,381
2018
31
$2,393,887
$2,393,887
$57,657,268
2019
32
$3,750,000
$3,750,000
$61,407,268
2020
33
$1,524,658
$2,675,342
$1,524,658
$2,675,342
$62,931,926
$65,607,268
2021
34
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$70,607,268
2022
35
$5,461,219
$5,461,219
$76,068,487
2023
36
$2,348,324
$3,196,448
$2,348,324
$3,196,448
$78,416,811
$81,613,259
Total
$81,613,259
$81,613,259
$78,416,811
$81,613,259
2024
37
$2,208,856
$2,208,856
2025
38
$2,208,856
$2,208,856
2026
39
$2,208,856
$2,208,856
2027
40
$2,208,856
$2,208,856
Total
$90,448,683
$90,448,683

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $4,489,920 - - $4,489,920
4 $24,256,589 - - $24,256,589
2 $23,250,000 - - $23,250,000
3 $9,080,507 - - $9,080,507
2 $3,520,566 - - $3,520,566
2 $6,143,887 - - $6,143,887
1 $2,675,342 - - $2,675,342
1 $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
1 $3,196,448 - - $3,196,448

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2015-16 DAL Oct 27, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015 0 Leg
2018-19 LAL Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018 7 Illness
2019-20 LAL Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 30, 2020 2 Illness
2020-21 CLE Mar 19, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021 1 Knee
2021-22 PHX Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 05, 2022 3 Health Protocols
2021-22 PHX Jan 26, 2022 - Jan 29, 2022 2 Knee
2021-22 PHX Mar 27, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022 2 Illness
2022-23 PHX Oct 29, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022 1 Rest
2022-23 PHX Nov 15, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022 2 Neck
2022-23 DAL Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 04, 2023 2 Illness
2022-23 DAL Mar 07, 2023 - Mar 13, 2023 3 Ankle
2023-24 SAC Apr 11, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024 1 Illness
  • Sep 02, 2023 Signed a 1 year $3.20 million contract with Sacramento (SAC)
  • Aug 29, 2023 Waived-and-stretched by Dallas (DAL)
  • Jul 09, 2022 Signed a 3 year $17.2 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
  • Aug 16, 2021 Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with Phoenix (PHX)
  • Mar 25, 2021 Traded to Denver (DEN) from Cleveland (CLE) for Isaiah Hartenstein, 2027 2nd round pick [unprotected] and 2023 2nd round pick [top-46 protected]
  • Nov 23, 2020 Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Los Angeles (LAL) with future 2nd-round pick for TBD, Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie
  • Nov 19, 2020 Exercised $4.2 million Player Option with Los Angeles (LAL) for 2020-21
  • Jul 06, 2019 Signed a 2 year $8.2 million contract with Los Angeles (LAL) - includes 202 Player Option
  • Jul 10, 2018 Signed a 1 year $2.4 million contract with Los Angeles (LAL)
  • Aug 01, 2017 Signed a 1 year $2.12 million contract with Golden State (GSW)
  • Sep 12, 2016 Signed a 1 year $1.4 million contract with Golden State (GSW)
  • Jul 08, 2016 Waived by Dallas (DAL)
  • Aug 13, 2015 Signed a 1 year $1.27 million contract with Dallas (DAL) - includes 2nd Year Team Option
  • Mar 01, 2015 Waived by Philadelphia (PHI)
  • Feb 19, 2015 Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Denver (DEN) with 2015 1st round pick [top-18 protected] and Chukwudiebere Maduabum for rights to Cenk Akyol
  • Jul 18, 2012 Signed a 4 year $44 million contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Jun 30, 2012 Denver (DEN) extended a Qualifying Offer of $3,494,144; becomes a Restricted Free Agent
  • Mar 15, 2012 Traded 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, 2010 Washington (WAS) exercised $2.46 million option for 2011-2012
  • Oct 29, 2009 Washington (WAS) exercised $1.6 million option for 2010-2011
  • Jul 09, 2008 Signed a 2 year $2.88 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Jun 26, 2008 Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#18 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Feb 15, 2017 for technical foul during SAC-GSW game $2,000
Apr 04, 2017 for technical foul during MIN-GSW game $2,000
Mar 08, 2018 for technical foul during SAS-GSW game $2,000
Dec 08, 2018 for technical foul during LAL-MEM game $2,000
Dec 03, 2019 for technical foul during LAL-DEN game $2,000
Jan 01, 2020 for technical foul during PHX-LAL game $2,000
Dec 31, 2020 for technical foul during CLE-IND game $2,000
Feb 08, 2021 for two technical fouls during CLE-PHX game $4,000
Feb 08, 2021 for ejection (two technical fouls) from CLE-PHX game $2,000
Apr 04, 2021 for technical foul during ORL-DEN game $2,000
Feb 05, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-WAS game $2,000
Feb 07, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-CHI game $2,000
Mar 02, 2022 for technical foul during POR-PHX game $2,000
Apr 08, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-UTH game $2,000
Nov 19, 2023 for technical foul during SAC-DAL game $2,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Dec 25, 2010 Fighting with teammate Andray Blatche 1 $14,554
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 SAC 46 7.4 4.0 2.7 0.4 0.3 0.4 .598 .143 .578
2022 DAL 42 8 8.4 4.4 2.5 0.3 0.1 0.6 .640 .400 .585
2021 PHO 74 17 15.8 9.2 6.7 0.6 0.3 1.1 .629 .222 .699
2020 DEN 46 2 14.7 7.3 5.2 0.8 0.4 1.2 .511 .208 .657
2019 LAL 68 68 16.6 6.6 5.7 0.5 0.5 1.4 .637 .500 .646
2018 LAL 75 62 22.3 12.0 7.5 0.7 0.6 2.0 .624 .083 .632
2017 GS 65 17 9.4 4.8 2.6 0.5 0.3 0.9 .621 .731
2016 GS 77 10 9.6 6.1 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.9 .652 .505
2015 DAL 34 2 10.9 5.1 3.9 0.1 0.1 0.8 .575 .500
2014 DEN 23 11.1 4.6 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.9 .532 .667
2013 DEN 5 5 15.8 7.0 3.4 0.4 0.2 1.4 .447 1.000
2012 DEN 78 18.2 9.1 4.8 0.3 0.4 2.0 .576 .598
2011 DEN 62 25.0 11.4 7.8 0.5 0.6 2.1 .550 .486
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