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Report: JaVale McGee to meet with Clippers, Warriors still interested

Stephen Curry, JaVale McGee

Golden State Warriors’ JaVale McGee, right, celebrates a score with Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


In terms of the combination of size and athleticism, there may be no better center in the NBA than the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan.

Maybe second on that list is JaVale McGee.

So what if they were put on the same team? The Clippers are considering it, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

McGee proved to be a valuable backup center for the Warriors last season, providing rim protection and scoring in the paint. He averaged less than 10-minutes on the court per game — his minutes were up-and-down depending upon matchups — and while he averaged 6.1 points per game, he shot 65.2 percent and had a PER of 25. He was efficient offensively in his role. The Warriors would like him back in that role.

Of course, the real question here is money. McGee made $1.4 million last year but the league minimum for him this year becomes $2.1 million. The Warriors would like to get him for that (they are already staring at a healthy tax bill). Would the Clippers come in much higher?