|Date of Birth||1/19/1988|
|Height, Weight||7'0", 14 lbs|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 1|
McGee produced 21 points (10-15 FG, 1-3 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 26 minutes during Sunday's 143-120 loss to the 76ers.
McGee was efficient offensively as per usual while delivering a massive double-double. He's up to six double-doubles through 49 appearances this season, which is twice as many as he managed in his last six seasons combined (three). McGee doesn't normally earn this many minutes, but he has been extremely effective alongside LeBron James here in 2018-19.
McGee will start Thursday's game against the Celtics, Kyle Goon of Southern California News Group reports.
With Ivica Zubac on the move to the Clippers, McGee will slide back into the starting role over veteran Tyson Chandler. McGee has been coming off the bench since mid-January, and he should see more than the 16.1 minutes per game he's averaged over the last 10 contests.
McGee scored 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-2 FT) and tallied four rebounds along with a steal across 15 minutes Tuesday against the Pacers.
Although McGee put together a strong scoring performance, it wouldn't matter much in a blowout loss at Indiana. The 31-year-old has totaled double-digits in three of his previous five contests, however, and he's averaging 11.6 points along with 5.6 rebounds while shooting 67.6 percent from the field over that span.
McGee tallied 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 121-105 loss to the 76ers.
McGee returned to early season form Tuesday, delivering just his second double-double since early December. Ivica Zubac had been outplaying McGee but with Joel Embiid dominating inside, McGee was needed to provide at least some resistance. Despite fluctuating minutes over the past few weeks, McGee is still a borderline standard league player and hopefully, the return of LeBron James (groin) will have a positive impact on his overall value.