JaVale McGee Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Last season, the Sacramento Kings made it back to the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2005-06.

In an effort to make it back for a second straight year, the Kings have signed center JaVale McGee, per Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes.

McGee appeared in 42 games for the Dallas Mavericks last season, averaging a career-low 4.4 points per game but also played a career-low 8.5 minutes per game.


While McGee is likely just a depth move for the Kings, it’s not a bad idea for the team to bring in an experienced veteran. At 35 years old, McGee will be the oldest player on Sacramento’s roster.

McGee also has plenty of playoff experience. In his 15 career seasons, the 2008 first-round pick has made eight playoff appearances and has won three NBA championships. The first two came with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018 while the third came when McGee was with the Lakers in 2020.

McGee also won a gold medal with the United States national team in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Basketball is in McGee’s blood, as well. He is the son of Pam McGee, who won two national championships alongside Cheryl Miller at USC in 1983 and 1984 and won a gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics, making her and JaVale the first mother and son duo to win Olympic gold medals in basketball.

[Chris Haynes]