JaVale McGee picks up player option to return to the Lakers

JaVale McGee
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JaVale McGee has decided to pick his player option with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2020/21 season.

McGee returns to the defending champions and is set to earn $4.2M next year.

The 32-year-old big man averaged 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks last season.

McGee joined the Lakers in 2018 and has been the starting center of the team since then.