Apr 10, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) reacts during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

JaVale McGee could play over thirty minutes per game for Denver Nuggets


Apr 10, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) reacts during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Few players embody the prototypical ‘all talent, no brains’ mantra more than Denver Nuggets big man JaVale McGee.

One of the most athletic centers in the NBA, McGee has had the world as his finger tips but has struggled in both Washington and Denver, though, many of his issues with the Nuggets could be attributed to the fired George Karl who refused to unstaple McGee from the bench.

Now with Karl gone and the Nuggets’ front office enamored with McGee’s ability, Chris Marlowe believes McGee could see 35 minutes a game this season:

In the weight room, JaVale McGee greeted me by taking my iPhone and taking a picture of himself. My eyes tell me that McGee is in great shape – strong and very fit. Now that Kosta Koufos is gone to Memphis, JVM is now the Nuggets starting center and could be playing 35 minutes a night.

The 25 year old McGee played 18 minutes per game for the Nuggets last season, so the jump to over 30 minutes per game would be quite significant.

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