Neither the Sixers, nor McGee's agent, B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group, have broached the idea, sources said.
The Sixers completed a deal for McGee on Thursday, acquiring with him Oklahoma City's 2015 first-round draft pick that the Denver Nuggets had secured in a trade with Cleveland earlier this season.
It is unclear how 76ers coach Brett Brown would use McGee on such a young, rebuilding roster.
McGee has had two consecutive injury-plagued seasons, and has a contract that owes him $11.2 million this season and $12 million in the 2015-16 season. Denver had to deliver the first-round pick to make it palatable for the Sixers to take on McGee's contract.