JaVale McGee is sitting on a five-year, $50 million offer from the Denver Nuggets, according to the Denver Post's Ben Hochman. McGee has not accepted the offer, and he will see if the Nuggets or another team will raise the offer as other big men get claimed.
McGee, a 24-year-old center, is a restricted free agent, which means that while he can sign with another team for a maximum of four years, Denver has the right to match any signed offer. Only Denver can offer a fifth year.
The Nuggets traded for McGee in the massive, surprising Nene deal with the Washington Wizards at the deadline in March. McGee has a reputation for being overeager on defense to the point at which he often leaves the weakside open by chasing blocks and earns a few too many goaltending calls in the process. Despite that, he is a prolific shotblocker and strong rebounder.