Golden State Warriors re-sign Javale McGee

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ JaVale McGee plays during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. McGee will never call himself a journeyman in describing his rugged professional path. Yet McGee must not look far to find an example of someone else who has learned to thrive as a well-traveled NBA role player: just a quick glance a couple of lockers down to where Shaun Livingston dresses each night at Oracle Arena. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

OAKLAND (KRON) — Warriors fans can finally be at ease as the champs have officially re-signed center Javale McGee, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes.

McGee returns on a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal.

The Warriors now have a complete 15-man roster with players having a guaranteed contract.

In his first Golden State campaign, McGee saw less than 10 minutes of court time in his 77 regular season appearances.

The nine-year veteran averaged 6.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and nearly one block in his short stints and put up similar numbers in 16 playoff games on his way to a championship ring.

But despite the minimal action, McGee’s impact was certainly felt with his energy, high-flying dunks and defensive rejections at the rim.

By bringing McGee back, the Warriors now return 12 players from their 2017 title run.

Other players that re-signed prior to McGee include Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala and David West.

Curry received his $201 million max-deal while Durant took a pay-cut to help the Dubs retain veteran two-way stud Iguodala.

The Warriors also signed wings Omri Casspi and Nick Young, whose three-point shooting gives Golden State more firepower and depth on its bench.

As for McGee, a second go-around in the Bay Area could end the same way it did this year — with the Larry O’Brien trophy.

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