Despite having a limited role off the bench this season, David Lee realizes that he is a part of something special with the Warriors which is more important than his individual success.
David Lee will start in place of Andrew Bogut on Friday against the Nuggets.
After picking up a DNP-CD in three of the Warriors' previous four outings, head coach Steve Kerr said he intends to get David Lee into the rotation for Friday's matchup with the Nuggets.
David Lee said it's been hard to accept a diminished role this season, but he's happy to do so since the Warriors are winning.
David Lee played only eight minutes vs. Boston on Sunday, scoring three points with five rebounds, one turnover and no other stats to his credit.
David Lee scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four boards, two assists and one block vs. the Cavaliers on Thursday.
David Lee grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds (six offensive) in 18 minutes during Sunday's road loss, adding six points, two assists and one steal.
There are reportedly teams around the league that would be interested in facilitating a trade of David Lee if the Warriors also give up draft picks in the deal.
David Lee did not score in 19 minutes against the 76ers on Monday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and one turnover.
David Lee looked better against the Knicks on Saturday with 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes.
David Lee managed just seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.
David Lee exploded for a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, adding nine rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes during the Warriors' disappointing home loss.
David Lee hit 4-of-9 shots for nine points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a block in Wednesday's easy win over the Rockets.
David Lee was quiet on Friday against the Thunder, scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with six rebounds and one block in 22 minutes off the bench.