JaVale McGee/Photo by John Leyba, Denver Post
The Clippers might be interested in offering contracts to free agents center JaVale McGee and power forward Amar’e Stoudemire, YahooSports reported earlier today.
According to the story, which cited league sources, coach Doc Rivers was to speak with McGee via telephone Saturday and with Stoudemire on Sunday.
The Clippers on Friday lost DeAndre Jordan to Dallas when Jordan agreed to a 4-year deal worth some $80 million.
The 7-foot McGee has career scoring and rebounding averages of 8.4 and 5.5, respectively, but he has played sparingly the past two seasons. McGee is just 27. He had his best season in 2011-12 when he averaged 11.3 points and 7.8 rebounds for Washington and Denver. He also averaged 2.2 blocks that season after averaging 2.4 in 2010-11, when he also averaged 10.1 points and 8.0 rebounds with Washington.
Stoudemire is 32. He has averaged 19.8 and 8.1 rebounds over the course of his 13-year career. He averaged 11.5 and 5.6 rebounds this past season for Dallas and the New York Knicks.