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JaVale McGee starts for Warriors, much to adoration of Twitter

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The Golden State Warriors are in a tight spot with their front line. Zaza Pachulia has missed three straight games with a right wrist injury, and the Warriors have resorted to starting Anderson Varejao. So what’s a championship-contenting superteam to do?

Start JaVale McGee, of course!

Several writers on Twitter reported the news directly from Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who is likely grasping at ways to try to lengthen his frontcourt against New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis on Tuesday.

Davis is playing at a near-ridiculous 30.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, and 2.3 assists per-game.

McGee, 28, has had a wacky ride through the NBA. He appeared to be a burgeoning talent early in his career with the Washington Wizards, but after a trade to the Denver Nuggets missed significant time.

McGee has since bounced around the league, first with the Philadelphia 76ers and then the Dallas Mavericks. He signed an unguaranteed contract with the Warriors for $1.4 million in September of 2016.

Despite some time away from meaningful minutes, McGee has put up respectable per-100 possession statistics in 21 games with the Warriors this year. Save for some turnover issues, the hope for Kerr is that McGee will be able to plug up Davis enough with McGee, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant to push Golden State past the Pelicans.

Grizzlies fan absolutely owns kids halftime scrimmage (video)

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The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.

This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.

Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:

The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.

DeMarcus Cousins pushes Trevor Ariza after whistle, gets technical foul (video)

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For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.

Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.

Paul George floors Jeremy Lamb with crossover, hits step-back 3-pointer over him (video)


The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.

Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.

David West pump fakes past one Trail Blazer, posterizes another (video)

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David West is 37 years old.