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David Lee | Center/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: Florida
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David Lee (back) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.
That means Festus Ezeli should be in the rotation along with Marreese Speights. Lee's back injury kept him out of action on Wednesday and the Warriors won't need him to kick off the first round. Draymond Green's minutes may also go up slightly. Apr 17 - 5:40 PM

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David Lee (lower back strain) is being listed as questionable for Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

If Lee can't go on Saturday, expect Draymond Green to get all the run he can handle with Marreese Speights having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. The Warriors don't necessarily need Lee available to dispatch the Pelicans in their first round playoff series.
Apr 16 - 4:04 PM

David Lee (back) will not play on Wednesday and he's listed as day-to-day after having an MRI on Wednesday.

The tests didn't reveal any significant damage but GM Boy Myers said, "It's not like we're resting him to be cautious." Lee may only be deployed strategically in certain matchups during the postseason, so his long-term health is more important than his immediate availability.
Apr 15 - 5:44 PM

David Lee (back) will not play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

He's dealing with a lower back strain and may have suffered the injury during his 14 minutes of action on Monday. Lee wasn't really in the rotation besides garbage time, so there is really not much here in terms of fantasy impact. If the Warriors do limit their guys, James Michael McAdoo would benefit most.
Apr 15 - 2:37 PM

David Lee scored just seven points with six rebounds, one assist and no turnovers against the Suns on Thursday.

He was asked to crash the boards a little more than usual and he's just not the same fit in the first unit as Draymond Green is. Green may miss Saturday and/or Sunday, so Lee is worth holding in standard leagues.
Apr 3 - 1:51 AM

David Lee made another fill-in start at PF on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting with seven boards, one assist and zero defensive stats in 30 minutes.

Draymond Green was resting a shin injury and may miss another game during the Warriors' back-to-back set on Saturday and Sunday. Lee was solid offensively tonight but he's yet to take advantage of his rare starts this season -- in three games he's now averaging a mediocre 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks in 27.3 minutes. That's not enough juice to squeeze value out of Lee in standard leagues.
Apr 1 - 2:01 AM

David Lee will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

Lee will replace Draymond Green (rest) in the starting lineup, and he's good for some points and rebounds, although he really doesn't do much else. Through two starts this season, Lee has put in averages of 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the field. He can be viewed as a low-end streamer option in deep leagues, but he's not a great play in daily leagues.
Mar 31 - 3:13 PM

David Lee played 21 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

The Warriors blew out the Bucks, so Lee didn't play in the fourth quarter. Draymond Green is dealing with some minutes injuries, so he could get another game of rest. Lee won't be worth owning while Dray is active, though.
Mar 28 - 11:17 PM

David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday against the Bucks.

He played 31 minutes in his last start and scored 13 points on 4-of-12 from the field, but that was without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. When Lee is with those two in 138 minutes this season, he has a solid 19.4 usage rate, so he should still be able to produce. He's worth starting in standard leagues tonight. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights should also play more.
Mar 28 - 7:04 PM

David Lee was a DNP-CD on Wednesday and coach Steve Kerr said he went with James Michael McAdoo because of the matchup.

Lee's backups just keep outplaying him. When he was the No. 1 guy, Draymond Green passed him on the depth chart and now that he's No. 2 we've seen McAdoo get in the rotation before him. He's one of the most overpaid players in the NBA on the league's best team. Lee can be dropped in most leagues even though he probably won't get DNPs the rest of the way. He has the highest salary on the team.
Mar 19 - 2:13 AM

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.

"As a competitor, it's very frustrating," Lee said. "But of course you don't put those feelings in front of the fact that you're happy about the team and the team winning and want to be a part of something special." Lee is averaging 8.2 points, 5.6 boards and 2.0 assists in 18.7 minutes per game, and he had picked up three DNPs over his last five games. Lee picked up the start in place of a resting Andrew Bogut on Friday and scored 13 points with four boards, three assists, one steal and one block, but he will likely return to a bench role vs. the Knicks on Saturday meaning he can be left on the wire. If anything, Lee's demotion to the bench this season has been a testament as to how good Draymond Green has been for the Warriors.
Mar 14 - 10:01 AM

David Lee will start in place of Andrew Bogut on Friday against the Nuggets.

He was Wally Pipp'd by Draymond Green and his role will never be the same again. Lee will likely have a lot of the offense go through him today and Lee will get a lot of run tonight. He has a usage rate of 21.5 in his 166 minutes without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Marreese Speights this season. If you are looking for a guy to stream tonight, Lee is probably the best bet.
Mar 13 - 2:38 PM

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.

Kerr also said he intends to rest some guys for tonight's game, so putting the pieces together, it would seem Andrew Bogut is a very likely candidate to spend Friday's game in a suit. If Bogut is indeed rested, David Lee will have the opportunity to play extended minutes in a favorable matchup with the Nuggets, although he'd remain a risky option in daily leagues.
Mar 13 - 12:08 PM

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.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said it's been tough to find minutes for Lee since he returned from injury, but Lee is taking his diminished role in stride. "We're winning and we're having fun," Lee said. "It's hard at times. I couldn't do this if we weren't winning. But we are. I'm not going to put myself ahead of that." The 31-year-old is averaging just 15.3 minutes over his last 10 games and should remain on waivers in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 10 - 11:19 AM

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.

This was a guard's game from start to finish and this was D-Lee's lowest playing time in a month. He's posting solid per-36-minute stats but is a fringe option in most leagues while stuck in a 20-minute reserve role.
Mar 1 - 8:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Justin Holiday
3Leandro Barbosa
4Brandon Rush
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David Lee
3Marreese Speights
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic