Posted Jul 18 2012 11:31PM
DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets have re-signed free agent center JaVale McGee to a multi-year contract, fulfilling one of their top offseason priorities.
Masai Ujiri, Denver's executive vice president of basketball operations made the announcement Wednesday night. Yahoo Sports reported the deal was for $44 million over four years.
The 24-year-old 7-footer averaged 11.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.16 blocked shots in 61 games last year for the Washington Wizards and the Nuggets, who acquired him in the Nene deal in mid-March.
McGee had two huge games against the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs, prompting coach George Karl to say: "I don't think I've ever coached a guy like this. He has the moves of a 6-6 player."
Earlier this summer, the Nuggets also re-signed free agent point guard Andre Miller.
Victor Oladipo blocks Trey Burke's shot during the first quarter.
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Kyle Korver knocks down a deep three pointer during the first quarter.
Brandon Bass forces the turnover and tips it to Avery Bradley who speeds down the lane for the fast break layup.
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Tyler Hansbrough with a big block during the first quarter.
Norris Cole drives in strong for the layup but Roy Hibbert in the paint is there for the denial.