Washington Wizards: ranking the 5 worst starters of the John Wall era

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JaVale McGee, Washington Wizards
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Despite excellent stats, JaVale McGee did little to help the Washington Wizards

JaVale McGee, known for his incredibly common blunders on the court, particularly early in his career, is next on the list. He actually put up solid stats, but his numerous nicknames given to him by Shaquille O’Neal pretty much sum up why he’s on this list.

He put scored in the double digits pretty regularly next to John Wall and was a nightly double-double threat. He also blocked two and a half shots per game in the first year and a half of the Wall era before being traded to the Denver Nuggets.

After the 2010 NBA Draft where John Wall was the top pick, Mcgee recorded 115 starts for the Wizards.

Again, the stats were fine, but his blunders held him and the team back from true success. He was constantly on Shaq’tin a Fool once that started, which admittedly wasn’t around until late in his Wizards career.

Fortunately, he was able to turn his career around during a two-year stint with the Golden State Warriors. There, he became on of the best backup centers in the league and now has three NBA championships and an Olympic Gold Medal.