Cleveland Cavaliers big man JaVale McGee probably caught wind of the fact that Chris Paul recently surpassed the 10,000 career assists-mark. As a result, the Cavs center was feeling a bit point god-ish during Monday’s tilt against the Sacramento Kings.
McGee decided to bust out a nutmeg assist to teammate Cedi Osman and it resulted in an awesome highlight play for the Cavs (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):
JaVale McGee with the nutmeg assist 👀pic.twitter.com/apRTZVK89g
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 23, 2021
This could have very easily ended in disaster for McGee on another night, but this just wasn’t the case on Monday. McGee has had his fair share of Shaqtin’ a Fool plays (more than one should have in a lifetime, actually), but this one was reserved for the top plays of the day.
The Cavs have been picking up a bit of steam of late. They’ve won two out of their last three contests entering Monday’s game, and as it is, a postseason berth is not an impossibility for Cleveland just yet. Prior to Monday’s tilt, the Cavs were just three and a half games behind the eighth-seeded Charlotte Hornets, so while it does sound improbable, nothing is impossible at this point. Especially if you have JaVale McGee dishing out these kinds of dimes on a nightly basis.