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Nuggets GM reiterates they want to keep JaVale McGee

May 17, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT

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One of the more interesting questions of the summer is: How much would you pay JaVale McGee?

He is a restricted free agent and Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri is already trying to scare off potential suitors suggesting they will match offers for him. Ujiri said Thursday he plans to re-sign McGee this summer.

What is McGee worth? DeAndre Jordan’s new deal for this season starts at $10 million. Joakim Noah’s new deal started at $10 million.

At his best, McGee can play with those guys. But his best comes only sporadically and his worst makes coaches pull their hair out.

How much will you pay for athleticism and potential? Going to be interesting to see.

  1. abchome - May 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    He reportedly demanded $14 million per from Washington. He denied, but rumor is that he actually wanted a max contract… Good luck!

  2. eaglesandravens - May 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    where is the Heat-Pacer game 3 article??

  3. lakerluver - May 17, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    No chit, where is the Heat v. Pacers talk?!! No one wants to talk about scrub McGee.

  4. crillbill - May 17, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    He will get max.. lots of bad franchises out there that would love him

    • pglive21 - May 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      He won’t get close to a max contract. Owners and GMs have been watching him for years and know that he is not consistent enough to merit a max deal. Something like 4 years, $8 – 8.5 million per year sounds about right. Not saying that’s what he’s worth, just that that’s the range I expect him to land in.

  5. rgee3 - May 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    this guy is an under achiever and a chemistry killer. buyer beware!

  6. jh4prez - May 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    They better keep him now that bird mans going up state.

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