McGee rejoins Warriors for NBA minimum

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» Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:04 pm
This ownership group, front office, coaching staff, and roster have created a culture and atmosphere where players are willing to take less salary (than what they could get in the open market) in order to compete to win championships! For us fans and members of this board who remember the miserable Cohan-Mullin-Nelson years of losing with the "hope" of becoming "entertaining," we are now fans of a franchise which is a magnet for good and great players because it, the franchise, is focused on one goal: to win championships!

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McGee rejoins Warriors for NBA minimum
Center JaVale McGee has agreed to re-sign with the Warriors on a one-year deal, a source has confirmed with The Chronicle.
Golden State, which is already deep into the luxury tax, could only offer McGee a minimum contract. Nearly four weeks into free agency, he decided to prioritize another shot at a championship over the chance at a more lucrative deal.
In addition to receiving interest from the Suns and Heat, McGee, 29, reportedly met with the Clippers and Kings. His return gives the Warriors the maximum of 15 players under contract for next season and rounds out their center rotation.

Last summer, after the departures of Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights left it with few other prototypical interior defenders, Golden State took a chance on the man who once had thrived in Denver for George Karl’s pace-and-space system.
On a team stocked with elite shooters and passers, McGee’s knack for catching lobs added another dimension to the league’s most prolific offense. Opponents were so concerned about Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson that they often left McGee a direct route to the rim. He took more than 300 shots for the first time since the 2012-13 season, and his 65.2 percent shooting from the field was a career high.
Per 36 minutes, McGee averaged 23 points, 11.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocks. His most dominant performance came in Game 2 of the first-round playoff series against Portland, when he was 7-for-7 from the field and became the first player in postseason history to have at least 15 points and four blocks in less than 15 minutes.

Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: cletourneau@sfchron- Twitter: @Con_Chron
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» Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Agreed. While a lot of owner-hating sports writers (Tim K.) have mounted campaigns to vilify team owners, and shame fans for "owner worship," because "owners charge fans," I don't think be can be faulted for our happiness over the success they've brought our team(s).

It's impossible to understate what this ownership group, Meyers, Kerr, and Curry have all accomplished. To keep a team like this intact, to even improve it, especially in the current NBA climate of selfish, thin-skinned, pampered athletes (Kyrie Irving being the epitome of all of the above), and to do so at great expense (not that they won't be raking in the cash) is amazing. Yes, the fans will pay at the ticket booth, but this is the price of success.

Still, above all, KD's pay cut was what made this current roster happen. What a crazy rollercoaster it's been:

First, everyone thought we'd have to lose key pieces; Iggy looked to be possibly gone, maybe Livingston too; West was contemplating retirement; Zaza was a big unknown; one of our few offensive threats on Clark was guaranteed to leave, and McGee was in the same boat; of course Steph and KD where longshots to leave, but between the two, they could bleed is dry (even though Curry got mad, it was still less than we expected).

In the end, we only lose Clark, and we replace him with a massive upgrade in Swaggy P.

Yeah, the rest of the NBA, and other fans, can complain all they want (they're right; it's kinda not fair), but this is the model for how you not only build a dynasty - one of the, if not the, greatest NBA teams of all time - but how you turn a multi-decade laughingstock into one. We've gone from being leverage for top tier players to being the team elite talents are willing to take massive pay cuts to play for.

This is all so insane, and McGee was just icing on the cake.
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» Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:24 am

Meanwhile, Lebron can't even get Kyrie to answer his phone call!

You see? The Warriors have a good team culture. But sometimes it can be toxic to be around Lebron. Or Westbrook. Durant left Westbrook. Then Westbrook averaged a triple double, but didn't have high team success.

Players like Mcgee can fit in with the Warriors. The Warriors though very talented, play a very unselfish brand of basketball. But with Lebron, it's hard to fit in with him. He's always turning people into one dimensional jump shooters. I could see Lebron getting frustrated with Mcgee. Calling him out, making him feel bad, telling him to pay attention.
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» Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:56 am
Well done for resigning McGee who I think is a great fit off the bench. The team probably will only have him for another season but he has been worthwhile. Surprised he wasn't offered good money by a team like Dallas.

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» Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:57 am
Stairway Man wrote:. I could see Lebron getting frustrated with Mcgee. Calling him out, making him feel bad, telling him to pay attention.

So what. Jordan would call out his teammates, fist fight his teammates, and manufacture non existent conflicts just to keep his edge.

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