The team announced Thursday that they have signed JaVale McGee to a two-year deal, the second being a team option, per ESPN's Marc Stein. This concludes nearly a month of rumors tying McGee to the Mavericks.
McGee has played for three teams in his seven year career. In that time he notched averages of 8.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game. His best statistical season came with the Washington Wizards in 2011-12. With the Wizards, he averaged 11.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game. He was traded to the Denver Nuggets after playing 41 games with Washington. Last season, he appeared in just 23 total games with both the Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers.
Though, many fans may know McGee best for his regular appearances on the TNT segment "Shaqtin' A Fool" in which Shaquille O'Neal highlights some of the league's low light plays. McGee has appeared so often that there is a supercut of those appearances.
Despite his comical mishaps, McGee is a solid signing for the Mavs. The team is short on quality athletic big men. If given the opportunity, McGee might be able to thrive in Dallas' system. Then again, he may just keep Shaqtin'. Whatever the case, he seems excited to be joining the Mavs.