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NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•Selected by Washington in the first round (18th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft.
•Acquired by Denver from Washington along with Ronny Turiaf in a three-team deal that sent Nene from Denver to Washington, Brian Cook and a 2015 second round pick from the L.A. Clippers to Washington and Nick Young from Washington to the L.A. Clippers on March 15, 2012.
•Acquired by Philadelphia from Denver along with Chukwudiebere Maduabum and a 2016 first round pick in exchange for Cenk Akyol and cash considerations on February 19, 2015.
•Waived by Philadelphia on March 1, 2015.
•Signed with Dallas on August 13, 2015.
•Waived by Dallas on July 8, 2016.
•Signed as a free agent with Golden State on September 16, 2016... Re-signed with Golden State on August 1, 2017.
•Won an NBA Championship with Golden State in 2017.
•Shot over 50 percent from the field in seven of his nine NBA seasons.
•Ranked among the top 10 in blocks per game in three consecutive seasons: second in 2010-11 (2.44), third in 2011-12 (2.16) and sixth in 2012-13 (1.99).
•Finished in the top 10 in field goal percentage in three straight seasons (2010-11 to 2012-13).
•Swatted away at least 100 attempts in four consecutive seasons (2009-10 to 2012-13).
•In a three-season span (2010-11 to 2012-13) had third-most blocked shots (482) behind only Serge Ibaka (681) and Dwight Howard (488).
•Appeared in 493 games (170 starts) over nine seasons with Washington, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and Golden State, averaging 7.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in 17.7 minutes while shooting 55.4 percent from the field.
NBA POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•Appeared in 31 postseason games (three starts), averaging 6.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.39 blocks in 14.7 minutes.
•Has scored in double digits seven times and 20-plus points once in his postseason career.
•Has tallied two double-doubles (both in the 2012 First Round), including one 20/10 game.
•Shot 78.3 percent from the field (18-of-23 FG) in the 2017 First Round series against Portland, matching Dale Davis’ mark in 1998 (vs. Cleveland) for the second-highest field goal percentage in a four-game playoff series (trailing only Dwight Howard’s 84.4 percent in 2010 vs. Atlanta).
•Made his first career postseason start in Game 5 of the 2013 First Round on 4/30/13 vs. Golden State, tallying 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 20 minutes.
•Tallied the lone 20/10 game of his postseason career in Game 5 of the 2012 First Round on 5/8/12 at the L.A. Lakers, finishing with a playoff career-high 21 points to go with 14 rebounds in a playoff career-high 33 minutes.
•Grabbed a playoff career-high 15 rebounds to go with 16 points, the first double-double of his postseason career, in Game 3 of the 2012 First Round on 5/4/12 vs. the L.A. Lakers... Handed out a playoff career-high two assists in that contest.
•Blocked a playoff career-high six shots in Game 2 of the 2012 First Round on 5/1/12 at the L.A. Lakers.
•Made his NBA playoff debut in Game 1 of the 2012 First Round on 4/29/12 at the L.A. Lakers, scoring two points and grabbing six rebounds in 17 minutes.
2016-17 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
•Appeared in 77 games (10 starts), averaging 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 9.6 minutes while shooting a career-best 65.2 percent from the field... His 77 games were his most played in a single season since appearing in 79 games in 2012-13.
•In 10 starts, averaged 9.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 16.4 minutes while shooting 69.2 percent from the field... Warriors finished with an 8-2 record in his starts.
•Among centers, ranked second in PER (25.3) behind only Karl-Anthony Towns.
•Scored in double figures 16 times, his most double-digit games in a single season since 2012-13 (33).
•Grabbed double digit rebounds twice.
•Scored in double digits in each of the last three games of the season, his longest double-digit scoring streak of the season.
•Shot a combined 82.1 percent from the field in the last five games of the season.
•Scored 13 points (all in the first half) on 3/31 at Houston to go with a season-high five blocks in 11 minutes.
•Tied a season-high with 10 rebounds to go with nine points in 12 minutes on 3/24 vs. Sacramento.
•Scored 10 points, his 11th double-digit scoring effort of the season, on 3/20 at Oklahoma City.
•Corralled a season-high 10 rebounds on 2/15 vs. Sacramento, recording a season-high +32 while he was on the court.
•Recorded a season-high 20 minutes on 2/11 at Oklahoma City, finishing with 16 points.
•Scored in double-digits in back-to-back games for the second time of the season (1/22-1/23).
•Scored a season-high 17 points on 12/15 vs. New York, his second consecutive game in double figures, hitting a season-high eight field goals (8-of-10 FG).
•Earned his first starting assignment of the season on 12/13 at New Orleans, tallying nine points and five rebounds in 16 minutes.
•DNP-CD five times.
2017 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
•Appeared in 16 games (one start), averaging 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 9.3 minutes.
•Shot 73.2 percent from the field in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, the highest field goal percentage in a single postseason in franchise history (min. 10 field goal attempts).
•Scored in double figures four times.
•Made his NBA Finals debut in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on 6/1 vs. Cleveland, scoring four points in six minutes.
•Made his third career postseason start in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on 5/20 at San Antonio, scoring a 2017 postseason-high 16 points (all in the first half) in 13 minutes... Set playoff career-highs for points in a quarter (11 in the first) and points in a half (16 in the first)... Marked his first playoff start since Game 6 of the 2013 First Round on 5/2/13 with Denver at Golden State.
•Recorded his third double-digit scoring effort of the 2017 postseason in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals on 5/8 at Utah, scoring 12 points in 11 minutes.
•Grabbed a 2017 postseason-high seven rebounds in 12 minutes in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on 5/6 at Utah.
•Shot 78.3 percent from the field (18-of-23 FG) in the First Round series against Portland, matching Dale Davis’ mark in 1998 (vs. Cleveland) for the second-highest field goal percentage in a four-game playoff series (trailing only Dwight Howard’s 84.4 percent in 2010 vs. Atlanta).
•Scored in double figures for the second-straight game in Game 3 of the First Round on 4/22 at Portland, recording 14 points in 16 minutes off the bench, his fifth career double-digit scoring effort in the postseason.
•Shot a perfect 7-of-7 from the field in Game 2 of the First Round on 4/19 vs. Portland, tying the franchise record for most field goals made without a miss in a playoff game (last: Chris Gatling, 4/28/92 at Seattle)... Finished the game with 15 points and four blocks in 13 minutes, becoming the first player in NBA history to tally at least 15 points and four blocks in fewer than 15 minutes in a playoff game, per the Elias Sports Bureau... Scored 13 points in eight minutes in the first half.
2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS WITH DALLAS:
•Appeared in 34 games (two starts), averaging 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.76 blocks in 10.9 minutes, shooting a career-high-tying 57.5 percent from the field.
•Scored in double figures five times.
•Grabbed double-digit rebounds twice.
•In his second start of the season, tallied 10 points, six rebounds and one block in 15 minutes on 1/13 at Oklahoma City.
•Recorded his 700th career block (in his 402nd career game) on a Matthew Dellavedova shot attempt at the 4.9 second mark of the first quarter on 1/12 vs. Cleveland, becoming the 156th player in NBA history to reach the milestone.
•In his 400th career game, scored six points and collected three rebounds in 11 minutes on 1/8 at Milwaukee.
•In his first start of the season (first start since 11/8/13), tallied eight points, six rebounds and a season-high four blocks in a season-high 19 minutes on 1/6 at New Orleans.
•Tallied his lone double-double of the season (49th career) with season-highs of 13 points, 11 rebounds and two steals to go with two blocks in 17 minutes in a double overtime win on 1/5 vs. Sacramento, marking his first double-double since 4/15/13 at Milwaukee.
•Inactive 25 times, missing the first 13 games of the season recovering from a left tibia stress fracture... DNP-CD 22 times... Missed one game due to rest.
2016 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS WITH DALLAS:
•Appeared in two postseason games, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.1 minutes.
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS WITH DENVER & PHILADELPHIA:
•Appeared in 23 games with Denver and Philadelphia, averaging 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.87 blocks in 11.1 minutes, shooting 53.2 percent from the field.
•Appeared in 17 games with Denver, averaging 5.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.12 blocks in 11.5 minutes.
•Appeared in six games with Philadelphia, averaging 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.2 minutes.
•Scored in double figures twice.
•Tallied 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes on 11/21 vs. New Orleans.
•Recorded a season-high 16 points to go with four rebounds and four blocks in 14 minutes on 11/3 vs. Sacramento.
2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS WITH DENVER:
•Appeared in five games (five starts), averaging 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.40 blocks in 15.9 minutes.
•Scored in double figures once.
•Tallied a season-high 14 points to go with three rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes on 11/7 vs. Atlanta.
•Missed the final 77 games of the season due to a left tibia stress fracture.
2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH DENVER:
•Appeared in a career-high-tying 79 games, averaging 9.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.99 blocks in 18.1 minutes, shooting a career-high-tying 57.5 percent from the field.
•Scored in double figures 33 times and 20-plus twice.
•Recorded two double-doubles.
•Tallied 10 points and a season-high 17 rebounds in 25 minutes on 4/15 at Milwaukee.
•Scored a season-high 21 points to go with 11 rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes on 3/27 at San Antonio.
•Hit his first career three-pointer on 1/1 vs. the L.A. Clippers, finishing with 11 points and seven rebounds.
•Tallied 12 points, nine rebounds and a season-high six blocks in 22 minutes on 12/29 vs. Memphis.
•Scored 20 points on a perfect 9-of-9 shooting from the field to go with four boards in 30 minutes on 12/7 at Indiana.
2013 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS WITH DENVER:
•Appeared in six postseason games (two starts), averaging 7.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.00 block in 18.7 minutes.
•Made his first career postseason start in Game 5 of the First Round on 4/30 vs. Golden State, tallying 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 20 minutes.
2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON & DENVER:
•Appeared in 61 games (45 starts), averaging a career-high 11.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.16 blocks in 25.2 minutes, shooting 55.6 percent from the field.
•Appeared in 41 games (40 starts) with Washington, averaging 11.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.46 blocks in 27.4 minutes.
•Appeared in 20 games (five starts) with Denver, averaging 10.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.55 blocks in 20.6 minutes.
•Among NBA leaders, ranked second in blocks per game (2.16).
•Scored in double figures 35 times and 20-plus five times.
•Tallied 15 double-doubles.
•Recorded five games with at least five blocked shots.
•In his Denver debut on 3/21 vs. Detroit, scored 15 points, including the game-winning dunk with five seconds left, to go with seven rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes.
•Tallied 21 points and 15 rebounds on 3/12 vs. San Antonio.
•Scored a season-high 24 points to go with 13 rebounds on 2/10 vs. Miami.
•Recorded three-straight games with at least 18 points and 11 rebounds (2/10-2/14).
•Scored 23 points, collected a career-high-tying 18 rebounds and blocked a season-high-tying five shots on 1/14 vs. Philadelphia.
2012 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS WITH DENVER:
•Appeared in seven postseason games, averaging playoff career-highs with 8.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.14 blocks in 25.9 minutes.
•Made his NBA playoff debut in Game 1 of the First Round on 4/29 vs. the L.A. Lakers, scoring two points and grabbing six rebounds in 17 minutes.
2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:
•Appeared in a career-high-tying 79 games (career-high 75 starts), averaging career-highs in rebounds (8.0), blocks (2.44) and minutes (27.8) to go with 10.1 points, shooting 55.0 percent from the field.
•Among NBA leaders, ranked second in total blocked shots (career-high 193) and blocks per game... Recorded Washington’s highest single-season block total since 1989-90.
•Led Washington in total rebounds (634), offensive rebounds (223), games played (79) and starts (75).
•Scored in double figures a career-high 42 times and 20-plus a career-high six times.
•Notched a career-high 21 double-doubles.
•Grabbed double-digit rebounds 28 times.
•Recorded 10 games with at least five blocked shots.
•Scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed a career-high-tying 18 rebounds on 3/27 at Golden State.
•Tallied his first career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 blocks on 3/15 at Chicago, recording the most blocks by any NBA player since 2000-01 and the most in a triple-double effort since Shawn Bradley in 1998.
•Became the first player in Washington franchise history to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend, finishing second to Blake Griffin.
•Collected a career-high 18 rebounds to go with 24 points on 11/23 vs. Philadelphia.
•Missed two games due to flu-like symptoms and one due to a team suspension.
2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:
•Appeared in 60 games (19 starts), averaging 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.68 blocks in 16.1 minutes, shooting 50.8 percent from the field.
•Among NBA leaders, ranked ninth in blocks per game and first in blocks per 48 minutes (5.01).
•Tied with Brendan Haywood with a team-high 101 blocked shots.
•Scored in double figures 17 times and 20-plus twice.
•Grabbed double digit rebounds seven times.
•Recorded six double-doubles.
•In eight games in the month of April, averaged 13.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.88 blocks in 23.5 minutes.
•Blocked a season-high six shots twice (11/24 vs. Philadelphia; 4/12 at New York).
•Scored 25 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in 30 minutes on 4/6 vs. Golden State, becoming the first player since Kevin McHale on 12/14/84 to record 25-plus points and 15-plus rebounds as a reserve in less than 31 minutes of play.
•Missed one game with a sore right knee.
2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:
•Appeared in 75 games (14 starts), averaging 6.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.00 block in 15.2 minutes.
•As a starter, averaged 7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.57 blocks in 16.4 minutes.
•Scored in double figures 18 times.
•Notched four double-doubles.
•Scored a season-high 18 points three times (1/22 at the L.A. Lakers; 1/31 vs. the L.A. Clippers; 2/10 at Atlanta).
•Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds three times (11/12 vs. Utah; 2/10 at Atlanta; 3/20 at Denver).
•Blocked a season-high four shots on 12/6 at Chicago.
•Made his first career start on 11/19 at Atlanta, scoring five points and grabbing five rebounds in 23 minutes.
•Made his NBA debut on 10/29 vs. New Jersey, grabbing two rebounds and blocking one shot in nine minutes.
COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEVADA:
•Appeared in 66 games over two seasons with Nevada, averaging 8.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.85 blocks in 18.7 minutes.
•Finished his collegiate career ranked fourth on Nevada’s all-time blocks list with 122 blocked shots.
•Earned Second Team All-WAC honors and was named to the league’s All-Defensive Team as a sophomore in 2008.
•Led the WAC in blocks per game (2.79) as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Mother, Pamela McGee, was an All-American basketball player at USC who also played and coached in the WNBA... Was the first son of a WNBA player to be drafted in the NBA... Father, George Montgomery, played collegiately at Illinois and was a second round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 1985... Co-founded Juglife, which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle by encouraging people to drink more water, and has helped build water wells in Africa, including a well at a school in Uganda, to provide access to clean water... Brought the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to his hometown of Flint, Michigan, for a parade on September 6, 2017, which was declared “JaVale McGee Day” by the mayor... Hosted his sixth annual Turkey Giveaway in November 2016, where he helped distribute 500 turkeys to families in need, disabled veterans and seniors in Oakland, Los Angeles and his hometown, Flint, MI... Pledged to help Flint families and hosted the “Flint PAL Night” benefitting the Flint Police Activities League at the Detroit vs. Dallas game on 4/1/16... Was an early entry candidate in the 2008 NBA Draft... Attended Detroit Country Day HS and Providence Christian HS in Michigan before playing his senior season at Hales Franciscan in Chicago... Enjoys playing chess and video games.
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