As reported by Chris Haynes of ESPN, McGee, 30-years-old, has agreed to a one-year minimum deal with the purple and gold.
Sources: It’s a one-year, minimum deal to pry away the big man from Golden State. https://t.co/TU3NHrJ6Ri
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 2, 2018
McGee has spent the last two seasons with the Golden State Warriors — winning two consecutive championship rings in the process. In 65 games last season, McGee logged in 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 9.5 minutes per game.
The Lakers will be his sixth team in 14 NBA seasons. McGee, drafted eighth overall by the Washington Wizards, has played for the Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, and the Warriors.
McGee's signing comes in after the Lakers recently lured in LeBron James — arguably the biggest fish in the free agency market in this year's offseason. James agreed to a four-year $154 million contract with the purple and gold.
This might be the first of many more moves by the Lakers this summer. As their current line up is nowhere near a title contender, experts believe that the Lakers are setting up another blockbuster deal. They will be building a roster to fit James' needs and playstyle.
Kawhi Leonard — who wants out of the San Antonio Spurs — is a top favorite. He said himself that the Lakers are his preferred destination. Analysts believe that if the Lakers can't come up with an attractive trade deal this summer, they might eventually acquire Leonard next year when he's a free agent.
McGee might be just one of the many deals that the Lakers will seal in the coming days. Who are they gunning for next?