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Phoenix Suns | #34 | Center-Forward











7'0" | 270lb | 33 years

Player Bio


Three-time NBA Champion (2017, 2018, 2020) … Has appeared in 633 NBA games (249 starts) for the Lakers, Warriors, Mavericks, 76ers, Nuggets and Wizards … Owns career averages of 8.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 17.4 minutes … Has scored 10+ points in 229 games, 20+ in 25 games and 30+ once … Owns one career triple-double and 63 career double-doubles … Playoffs: Has appeared in 44 playoff games (12 starts) for the Warriors, Mavericks and Nuggets, averaging 6.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 14.0 minutes … Career Transactions: Selected by the Washington Wizards with the 18th overall selection in the 2008 NBA Draft … Acquired by the Denver Nuggets along with Ronny Turiaf as part of a three-team trade that sent Nene from Denver to Washington, Brian Cook and a 2015 second round pick from the LA Clippers to Washington and Nick Young from Washington to the LA Clippers on March 15, 2012 … Acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers along with Chukwudiebere Maduabum and a 2016 first round draft pick in exchange for Cenk Akyol and cash on February 19, 2015 … Waived by the 76ers on March 1, 2015 … Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on August 13, 2015 … Waived by the Mavericks on July 8, 2016 … Signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on September 15, 2016 … Re-signed with the Warriors on August 1, 2017 … Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 10, 2018 … Re-signed with the Lakers on July 6, 2019


Appeared in 66 games (31 starts) across two seasons at Nevada, averaging 8.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 18.7 minutes … Finished his collegiate career ranked fourth on Nevada’s all-time blocks list (122) … Connected on 54.2 percent (234-432) of his shots from the field at Nevada … 2007-08 (Nevada): Earned Second Team All-WAC honoree … WAC All-Defensive Team selection … Led the conference in blocks per game (2.8) as a sophomore … Appeared in 33 games (31 starts), averaging 14.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 27.3 minutes per game … 2006-07 (Nevada): Appeared in 33 games, averaging 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds


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 ... Took part in the NBA Africa Game 2018 as part of Team World … 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 seventh annual Turkey Giveaway in November 2017, where he helped distribute 500 turkeys to families in need, disabled veterans and seniors in Oakland, Los Angeles and his hometown, Flint ... 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