Washington Wizards: 5 Ways JaVale McGee Can Take His Game to the Next Level

January 31st, 2011 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards knew what they were getting themselves when they drafted JaVale McGee with the 18th pick in the 2008 Draft. He was a raw prospect coming out of the University of Nevada, but had the athleticism and the fire to develop into a great center given the proper time and care.

Now in his third year, McGee has shown flashes of the player the Wizards want him to be, but has not had the breakout performance many expected him to have this season.

With wins coming few and far between, the Wizards need their youth-laden roster to grow up in a hurry. With some trade rumors swirling around both McGee and Andray Blatche, McGee will have to step up his game in the next few months to solidify his role as an integral part of the Wizards future. It won't be easy, but there are plenty of ways McGee can make things easier on himself without taking away from his production.

He is averaging 9.3 points, 8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game this season, which are by no means bad numbers. But with a 7'6" wingspan and the ability to jump out of the gym, McGee should be grazing elite level numbers if not for his offensive frustration and lack of a true role ...

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