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David Lee | Center/Forward | #10

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (30) / NY
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As expected, David Lee has declined his player option to become an unrestricted free agent, sources told Shams Charania of The Vertical.
There is no guarantee Lee can fetch more than the $2.3M he's walking away from, especially if he's interested in playing for a contender. Jun 29 - 8:35 PM

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David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee is expected to decline his player option, worth $2.3 million, for the 2017-18 season.

This was an expected move by Lee. He played relatively well last season in San Antonio, averaging 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. He was also remarkably efficient in his 18.7 minutes per contest, shooting 59.0 percent from the floor. Lee will have plenty of teams willing to offer him a one-year deal. There is also a distinct possibility he returns to the Spurs for a contract near the veteran's minimum.
Jun 20 - 11:52 AM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee (knee) is expected to resume basketball activities in 6-8 weeks.

In case you missed it on Friday, he doesn't need surgery for his partially torn patellar tendon. Lee has a $1.6 million player option coming up, so he should be close to ready for basketball activities on July 1. He's said he likes playing in San Antonio after he wasn't in great physical shape while with the Celtics, so Lee may choose to pick up the option.
May 27 - 12:29 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee (left knee) doesn't need surgery on his partially torn patellar tendon.

This is great news for Lee and he's expected to miss six weeks to recover from the injury. Lee has a player option coming his way and this news could make him more likely to enter free agency. Assuming he doesn't have a setback, Lee should be close to 100 percent for training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
May 26 - 6:02 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee (knee) will not play in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

It's strange that the Spurs waited this long to rule Lee out, especially since an MRI confirmed a partially torn patella. His season is likely over even if the Spurs force a Game 5. Look for Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans to pick up the slack in Lee's absence.
May 22 - 7:52 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

An MRI confirmed a partially torn patella for David Lee, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.

Lee will go over his potential recovery options with the Spurs' medical staff over the next few days, and surgery is something that is being discussed. There's really no way that he'll be playing in Game 4 on Monday, which should translate to more minutes for Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans.
Source: ESPN
May 21 - 3:07 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee (knee) is not expected to play in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

That's the bad news. The good news is that the injury isn't believed to be as serious as initially thought. Michael C. Wright and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported on Saturday that Lee has a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee, but that was before his MRI on Sunday morning. We'll have an update when we know more, but look for Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans to see a bump in minutes in Game 4.
May 21 - 1:00 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee has a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN.

Lee will have an MRI on Sunday morning to confirm, but the writing was on the wall when he was seen leaving the court in a wheelchair. Needless to say, Lee won't be playing in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday. Expect Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans to pick up some minutes with San Antonio's season on the line.
May 21 - 9:21 AM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee (left knee) will have an MRI on Sunday.

He needed to come off the court in a wheelchair and was clearly in some pain. Lee took contact to his knee while he was in the air and he also landed awkwardly. Because Lee didn't shoot the free throws, he was automatically ruled out, so it's tough to gauge what he's dealing with. If he's out for Game 4, Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans should play more.
May 20 - 11:48 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee (left knee) will not return to Saturday's game against the Warriors.

He drove to the basket and landed awkwardly on the and-one score. Lee did not shoot the free throws, so he's automatically ruled out for the game. The Spurs were already using Davis Bertans as a bench big ahead of Pau Gasol, so now Gasol should be in the rotation. Lee left the court on a wheelchair and may need to be re-evaluated.
May 20 - 9:31 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee came off the bench for four points, two rebounds and two assists in 11 minutes on Wednesday.

Lee started Game 1 but Gregg Popovich opted to mix things up tonight, giving the Spurs a more versatile offensive weapon in Pau Gasol. Gasol played well and San Antonio was successful with a variety of smaller lineups, which doesn't bode well for Lee's role in the series.
May 4 - 1:01 AM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee scored 11 points with eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Grizzlies.

Dewayne Dedmon (illness) returned to action, but he only played two minutes off the bench. Lee made his second straight start and shot an efficient 5-of-6 from the field, but played 26 minutes compared to his 33 minutes in Game 4. Assuming Lee sticks in the starting lineup for Game 6, he will be on the DFS radar until his price catches up to his new role.
Apr 25 - 11:44 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee will remain in the starting lineup for Game 5 vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

While Dewayne Dedmon (illness) is available, coach Gregg Popovich said he will stick with the veteran. Lee played 33 minutes in Game 4, but wasn't too effective with eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal. With that said, he should fare better tonight and is on the radar in DFS if you're looking for a cheap PF option.
Apr 25 - 7:17 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee made a spot start on Saturday, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in a loss to the Grizzlies.

He was not very good in the starting lineup, posting a -15 in the +/- stat. Dewayne Dedmon should feel better for Tuesday's Game 5, so expect Lee to move back to his role of minutes in the teens. He did not score in Game 3.
Apr 22 - 11:17 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee had a great game off the bench on Friday vs. the Mavericks with 16 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and one turnover in 31 minutes.

The Spurs rested seven players including Pau Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kahwi Leonard, so Lee was a popular play in DFS and rewarded his owners with a solid game. He finished 6-of-16 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, and he could have another big line or two in the final three games of the season with the Spurs resting up for the postseason. To be clear, Lee could very easily be rested as well.
Apr 7 - 11:41 PM

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SG1Danny Green
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C1Pau Gasol
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