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David Lee | Center/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Florida
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David Lee said that he's back to 100 percent healthy following a minor core muscle surgery this offseason.
Lee's surgery was back in July, but he's already fully healthy and ready for the start of training camp. New coach Steve Kerr has hinted that Lee's minutes may take a hit this season in an effort to keep the big man healthy, as well as give Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes some additional playing time. Lee averaged 18.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists with the Warriors last season through 33 minutes of action, and he can be targeted as a late-mid round pick in standard leagues. Sep 29 - 5:52 PM

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David Lee is expected to be healthy for training camp.

He had a minor procedure for a core muscle injury back in July, but was expected to be ready in August. Lee has been stuck with all sorts of injuries and the Warriors may give some of his minutes to Draymond Green to help keep him fresh for the playoffs.
Sep 19 - 9:06 PM

David Lee has withdrawn his name from the USA national team training camp roster after undergoing a "very minor" surgery to address a core muscle injury.

The Warriors expect Lee to fully recover by early August, but he doesn't want to rush a return. Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated that Lee is "fine," and added that he's been working out. This seems like a very minor procedure, and Lee should be ready to go for the start of training camp next season.
Jul 14 - 11:33 AM

Steve Kerr has talked with both David Lee and Klay Thompson regarding all the trade rumors that have come up lately involving Kevin Love.

"They both get it," Kerr said. "I told them, 'I know you get it. It doesn't make it any easier.' But this is why you really get paid... You get paid because you can get traded, and you have to uproot your family. You can get hurt, you can get booed, and people on the message board are crushing you. That's where you actually earn your money in this league, where it actually feels like work." Talks between the Warriors and Timberwolves have stalled with the Warriors refusing to include Thompson in a deal that would net them Love.
Jul 13 - 12:00 PM

Steve Kerr said Friday that he envisions David Lee starting, but made comments that suggest his minutes could take a hit.

"That’s where I think Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes can make a big difference if we go small," Kerr told KNBR on Friday. "Their ability to shoot threes is big." Kerr would also add, "I love Lee, and I think he’s going to be our starter, and he’s going to score a lot and be our slasher and our interior scorer. But we need to complement that with some perimeter shooting from that spot, too."
Jul 11 - 7:41 PM

The Warriors are deciding whether they're prepared to include David Lee in a deal for Kevin Love and Kevin Martin.

It seems Klay Thompson is certainly going to be included and also the Wolves want to get rid of Martin's contract. They gave Martin a four-year, $28 million deal last summer, which seems like a steep price. It would appear giving up just Klay wouldn't be enough, but the loss of Lee wouldn't be too bad especially with the emergence of Draymond Green. This deal could have some legs.
Jun 20 - 9:14 AM

The Warriors have reportedly "lowered the bar" for trading David Lee, in the hopes that they can unload the $30.5 million remaining on his contract.

Flipping D-Lee could give Golden State enough salary-cap space to pursue another star player, such as Kevin Love or Carmelo Anthony, and coach Steve Kerr has been open about his desire for a stretch-PF. Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson has been told to "watch out for Orlando as a potential trade partner," but for now it's closer to being a rumor than a report.
May 21 - 9:45 AM

As rumors continue to swirl around Kevin Love, the Warriors have emerged as potential suitors.

While the Warriors don't have draft picks to offer like the Celtics or Suns, they could put together an enticing package involving the likes of David Lee, Harrison Barnes, and Klay Thompson. Sources say that Love has stressed to management that he's desperate to get to a winning situation, and the constant losing over the past six years has worn on him. There's going to be a lot of rumors going around, and let's be clear that currently nothing is imminent.
May 18 - 12:18 PM

David Lee fouled out in the fourth quarter with 10 minutes remaining on Thursday, finishing with eight points, nine boards, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

This game was a fouling fest early on and it led to Lee getting an early exit. The Warriors will have to lean more on Marreese Speights and Draymond Green with Jermaine O'Neal (knee) also out for the night.
May 2 - 1:08 AM

David Lee double-doubled in Tuesday's 113-103 loss to the Clippers with 18 points, 10 boards and four assists in 28 minutes.

The Warriors actually won the battles in points in the paint and rebounds tonight, but the Clippers have just been exploiting the Warriors due to a lack of a center. Lee had a tough time guarding DeAndre Jordan tonight and he's dealt with some struggles in low-post defense. He'll look to get it turned around in Game 6 on Thursday with his team down 3-2.
Apr 30 - 1:40 AM

Warriors coach Mark Jackson hinted that he may change Golden State's starting lineup for Game 4

"I won't say whether I will or with who, but it's possible," Jackson said Friday. David Lee's defense on Blake Griffin has been suspect and he's clearly being looked at as a potential liability. Nothing is confirmed at this time but it's possible that Draymond Green could get the nod over Lee in Game 4.
Apr 26 - 12:48 PM

David Lee looked great in the Warriors' Game 1 victory on Saturday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting with 13 rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.

Lee drew a number of fouls against Blake Griffin, who eventually fouled out in 19 minutes. His recent hamstring injury led to some concern about his conditioning, as he hadn't played more than 33 minutes in the past three weeks, but Saturday's performance was a clear indication that the ambidextrous PF is healthy and ready to go.
Apr 19 - 6:49 PM

David Lee, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Jermaine O'Neal and Draymond Green all got a rest on Wednesday, but all should be ready to go for the playoffs.

Lee is the most banged up of this bunch with a sore hamstring, while Andrew Bogut isn't likely to play in the postseason with a fractured rib. Expect everyone but Bogut to be ready to face the Clippers in Round 1.

David Lee will sit out Wednesday's game to get some rest.

Lee's hamstring responded well to his recent return, and he dropped 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting on Monday, so his absence is truly a precaution. Marreese Speights will assume the starting PF job in his absence.
Apr 16 - 2:03 PM

David Lee said that his hamstring felt better during Monday's game vs. the Wolves, during which he scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting.

It was the second half of a back-to-back set, which makes his performance even more encouraging as the Warriors prepare to play without Andrew Bogut (broken rib). Head coach Mark Jackson said that he'll deploy a frontcourt of Lee and Draymond Green as needed, since Jermaine O'Neal can't play huge minutes, Festus Ezeli (knee) is still recovering, and Marreese Speights isn't much of a rim protector anyway.
Apr 15 - 3:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
3Aaron Craft
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Nemanja Nedovic
SF1Andre Iguodala
2Harrison Barnes
PF1David Lee
2Draymond Green
3Marreese Speights
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic