JaVale McGee now the most-efficient playoff scorer in franchise history
JaVale McGee was the 15th man signed to the Golden State Warriors roster the past two seasons, but in his short time with the team, he’s already etched his place in franchise history.
McGee now leads the franchise in field-goal percentage efficiency, having made 80 of his 114 attempts in two seasons with the team (minimum of 100 attempts) — a studly 70.2 percent from the field in 29 playoff appearances.
JaVale McGee is now the Warriors' all-time leader in postseason field goal percentage (min. 100 attempts), hitting 80-of-114 (70.2 percent) over 29 playoff games with Golden State.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 9, 2018
The 7-footer isn’t one to be throttled for 30-plus minutes, but he’s notorious for making the most of his time on the court, often making key defensive plays and hammering down alley-oops from his teammates.
McGee has become a spark plug for this team, and he’s reaped the rewards this season, seeing several starts over the course of this playoff run, including Games 2 to 4 of the NBA Finals.
Having signed for a veteran’s minimum of $2.3 million this season, McGee’s averages of 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in under 14 minutes per game in the Finals have out-paced those of the Cleveland Cavaliers $16.4-million center Tristan Thompson, who only mustered 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 23 minutes per game.
McGee has edged legends like Wilt Chamberlain with his effectiveness on the floor and now has a deserved place in Warriors’ history to go along with his two NBA titles.