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Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Washington Wizards fans can tell you that watching JaVale McGee on a nightly basis can be incredibly frustrating. The 25-year-old center has amazing potential, but he makes far too many bone-headed mistakes like this that cost his team. Now, he is a Denver Nugget. And from the sound of it, George Karl is already frustrated with his big man. “He’s got to understand that lazy and crazy isn’t going to make it work,” Karl told the Denver Post. “We want solid and we want fundamental, and we want spectacular but only when it happens, not forcing the action where sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t.” McGee is a lot of things, but solid and fundamental aren’t two of them. Denver signed him to a generous four-year, $44 million deal last year and at the moment he is coming off the bench. As highlight-reel blocks like this remind us, McGee is one of the most athletic seven-footers in the NBA. There’s a reason Hakeem Olajuwon said JaVale should be dominating the NBA. But, he’s not. Instead, McGee rotates between SportsCenter’s “Top 10″ and “Not Top 10.” He’s averaging around 10 points per game this season, which is consistent with where he has been for most of his career. McGee could be considered a major underachiever given his skill level, or he could just not have the intangibles a player needs to dominate the NBA as a big man and a post presence. The more games that go by, the more likely it is that the latter is true. The post George Karl on JaVale McGee: ‘Lazy and crazy isn’t going to make it work’ appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Hakeem Olajuwon: JaVale McGee should dominate the NBA New asthma medicine led to turnaround for JaVale McGee JaVale McGee benched for goaltending shot with authority (Video)

6 Comments:
  • Heck, the whole NBA is "LAZY and CRAZY" Get used to it coach Karl. As a past NBA/Nuggets fan I would suggest Coach Karl retire and take care of himself sence he recently beat cancer again. The NBA (Nothing But A...Holez)is not worth the effort anymore. It is run by the players.
  • AHHHMen!
  • I rarely watch NBA games anymore.My hometown team 76ers are hard to watch like mostly all teams are. I watch Okla. City.& Miami when they're on and even they don't do it for me. I love college basketball and there's always a game on. Even div.2. The NBA players should get paid depending how good they play or how bad.These OVERPAID PRIMA-DONNA'S ONLY CARE ABOUT GETTING PAID."I's gonna git mine dawg", ya na mean, ya nam sayin', feel me".
  • NBA should try merit pay for a while. $44 big'uns out the window and who pays for it??....the fan!
  • his mother should be ashamed for him she was great
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