Washington Wizards Center JaVale McGee: The Year of The Beast

September 7th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards went from being a perennial playoff team to one of the worst teams in the NBA to one of the potential surprise teams heading into the 2010-11 season.

The smart money points to John Wall being the main reason for the positive outlook, but third-year center JaVale McGee may just open some eyes come October.

But has he done enough to become the inside presence the Wizards have lacked for so many years?

A first-round selection in 2008, McGee was a relatively unknown prospect from the University of Nevada-Reno. He was lanky and his game was unpolished, but he had the kind of athleticism that had to be harnessed in some way shape or form. He has played sparingly through his first two season, playing behind Brendan Haywood and coming off the bench when struck by inconsistency, but McGee has shown improvement each year.

He showed even more in the Wizards Vegas Summer League by growing an inch and adding some muscle to his frame. He even got a look from the U.S. National team for this year's World Championships.

While he did not make the national team and Summer League play is worlds away from the regular season i ...

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