DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have re-signed free agent center JaVale McGee to a multiyear contract, fulfilling one of their top offseason priorities.

Masai Ujiri, Denver's executive vice president of basketball operations made the announcement Wednesday night. Yahoo Sports reported the deal was for $44 million over four years.

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.

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  • JaVale McGee, Pau Gasol

    Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee, left, goes up for a dunk as Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol of Spain defends during the second half in Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 102-99. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • JaVale McGee, Andrew Bynum, Kobe Bryant, Andre Miller

    Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee, top, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum, left, defends and shooting guard Kobe Bryant, second from right, and point guard Andre Miller look on during the second half in Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 102-99. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • JaVale McGee, Andrew Bynum

    Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee, left, turns to take a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum comes in to cover in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Nuggets' 99-84 victory in the teams' first-round NBA playoff series in Denver on Friday, May 4, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • JaVale McGee, Jordan Hill

    Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee, top, grabs a rebound away from Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 103-88. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Kobe Bryant

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, puts up a shot as Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Ish Smith, Quentin Richardson, JaVale McGee, Daniel Orton

    Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) dunks as Orlando Magic center Daniel Orton (21) and guards Ish Smith (10) and Quentin Richardson (5) watch in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Sunday, April 22, 2012. The Nuggets won 101-74. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • Andrew Bynum, JaVale McGee, Andre Miller

    Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum, middle, battles Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee, left, and Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller for a loose ball during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • JaVale McGee

    Denver Nuggets' JaVale McGee dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Monday, April 16, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)