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David Lee | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (30) / NY
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The Mavericks are hoping David Lee will help them lure free agents this summer.
While Lee doesn't seem like a big draw, the Mavs are hoping his experience in Dallas helps them lure other veterans. "We wouldn’t have got to the playoffs without David Lee, and the word spreads," head coach Rick Carlisle said. "You know, veterans like him know other veterans, and the word gets out that Dallas is a high-level organization. And we take great pride in that." Lee may not help the Mavs land a big-name free agent, but we'll keep an eye on who the veteran helps the team reel in. May 26 - 11:27 AM
Source: Mavs.com

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David Lee (foot) is in a walking boot and has been ruled out of the remainder of the first round.

Dallas is down 3-1 vs. OKC, and there is no reason for Lee to continue to push through an obvious issue that is limiting his ability to contribute. Given Salah Mejri's (hip) status is up in the air, the options include giving Zaza Pachulia an extended role or going small with Dirk Nowitzki in the middle while deploying some unorthodox lineups. Expect Justin Anderson's role to increase for however long Dallas is able to stay alive.

David Lee (foot) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Thunder.

He's been limited for a while now and is only going to see minutes in the teens if he plays, so fantasy owners can continue to ignore him.
Apr 24 - 4:22 PM

David Lee played 16 minutes in a loss to the Thunder on Saturday with six points, four rebounds, one assist and five fouls.

This was pretty much the expectation for Lee in this game. However, the loss of Salah Mejri (hip) suggests he might have to get over the 20-minute mark in Game 5. He still has a slight tear in his plantar fascia, so it'll be really tough to trust him even as a punt for DFS.
Apr 23 - 11:21 PM

David Lee (foot) will get another pain-killing injection and will play in Game 4 on Saturday.

He played just 17 minutes on Thursday and is likely looking at a similar workload. Lee being active basically makes it a three-way split at center, which means DFS players should steer clear of this position battle.
Apr 23 - 6:55 PM

David Lee (foot) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He was a surprise return for Game 3, playing 17 minutes with six points and two boards. Lee will certainly be limited again, but his presence basically negates the Dallas center position for fantasy value tonight.
Apr 23 - 11:10 AM

David Lee (foot) returned from a two-game absence on Thursday vs. the Thunder, scoring six points on 3-of-3 shooting with two rebounds in 17 minutes.

He deserves a lot of credit for playing through the injury, but he's likely going to be limited for the rest of the series. There's not much fantasy value here.
Apr 21 - 10:16 PM

David Lee (foot) will play in Game 3 against the Thunder on Thursday.

Lee has spent the first two games of the series on the sidelines, but he'll give the Mavs what he can for Game 3. It's worth noting that Lee is going to get a pain-killing injection prior to the game in order to get out there, so he's clearly at less than 100 percent, and is not an ideal DFS target. Salah Mejri will likely lose some minutes tonight with Lee back on the active roster.
Apr 21 - 6:09 PM

David Lee (foot) is listed as questionable for Game 3 against the Thunder on Thursday.

Lee is dealing with a partial tear in his plantar fascia and was limited at practice on Wednesday, so it would be a surprise to see him suit up on Thursday night. Check back for updates, but Salah Mejri stands to benefit the most from Lee's potential absence.
Apr 21 - 12:56 PM

David Lee (foot) is doubtful to play in Thursday's Game 3 against the Thunder.

He was doing some on-court work, but Lee does have a partial tear in his plantar fascia. It would be a surprise to see him play in this series, which means we might see more of Salah Mejri.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 20 - 6:33 PM

David Lee (foot) did some on-court work on Wednesday.

He's improving and the Mavs are at least trying to get him on the court for Game 3. It's not going to be easy for Lee, who was diagnosed with a partial tear in his plantar fascia. Salah Mejri was terrific in Game 2, so there may not be a big need to rush Lee back. Mejri would be on the map as a punt in DFS for the three-game night.
Apr 20 - 2:10 PM

Rick Carlisle said that David Lee (heel) is improving, but would not commit to him being available for Game 3 on Thursday.

Lee is dealing with a partial tear in his plantar fascia, so he could very well be sidelined for the entire first-round series. Salah Mejri will benefit most in his absence.
Apr 19 - 2:38 PM

David Lee did not dress for Monday night and he will not play.

He could be out for the series. Zaza Pachulia might have to play more in this game with the way OKC plays.
Apr 18 - 8:02 PM

David Lee (heel) is listed as doubtful for Game 2 on Monday vs. the Thunder.

It has already been reported that Lee won't play, but he hasn't officially been ruled out yet. He's dealing with a partial tear in his plantar fascia, so it's understandable why the Mavs are being cautious. Dwight Powell played 20 minutes in Game 1 with Lee on the shelf, but keep in mind that the game was a blowout.
Apr 18 - 9:14 AM

David Lee (heel) did some light shooting during Sunday's practice, but he will remain sidelined for Game 2 against the Thunder on Monday.

He's dealing with a partial tear in his plantar fascia and his absence could certainly extend beyond Game 2. Zaza Pachulia will benefit most in his absence, while there should be some more minutes available for guys like Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Raymond Felton
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Devin Harris
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
3Jeremy Evans
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
C1Zaza Pachulia
2David Lee
3Salah Mejri
4JaVale McGee