Report: Nets to make run at acquiring Cavs backup center JaVale McGee

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A new report indicates that the Brooklyn Nets are expected to pursue a deal to acquire Cleveland Cavaliers center JaVale McGee.

The 33-year-old McGee was acquired by the Cavaliers in November from the Los Angeles Lakers, but is not seen as a part of the Cavs’ long-term plans.

McGee is currently serving in a reserve role with the Cavaliers, averaging 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

The Nets recently acquired guard James Harden in a blockbuster deal that involved both the Houston Rockets and Cavaliers. That trade offers clear evidence that the Nets are making a strong push to win an NBA title this season, with an addition like McGee adding depth to their lineup.

No timeline currently exists as to when this possible deal would take place, with the Cavaliers currently getting ready to face McGee’s old team, the Lakers on Monday night.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.