JaVale McGee to exercise his player option with Lakers

JaVale McGee
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JaVale McGee is likely to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers for the coming NBA season. According to Shams Charania, the 32-year-old center will exercise his $4.2 player option.

Last season, McGee averaged 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game during the regular season for the Lakers. His role was reduced during the playoffs as he was averaging 9.6 minutes a game during which he had 2.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.7 blocks.