Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Updated: July 19, 11:25 AM ET
JaVale McGee re-signs with Nuggets
ESPN.com news services
The Denver Nuggets have re-signed center JaVale McGee to a multiyear contract, the team announced Wednesday night.
A source told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard the two sides agreed to a four-year deal. Yahoo! Sports reported the deal was worth $44 million.
"Just signed with Denver, could not be happier! Thank you to the Kroenke family and the fans for their support," McGee tweeted Wednesday, along with a picture of him signing the contract.
The 24-year-old 7-footer averaged 11.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.16 blocked shots in 61 games last year for the Washington Wizards and the Nuggets, who acquired him in the Nene deal in mid-March.
McGee had two huge games against the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs, prompting coach George Karl to say: "I don't think I've ever coached a guy like this. He has the moves of a 6-6 player."
Earlier this summer, the Nuggets also re-signed free agent point guard Andre Miller.