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David Lee | Center/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: Florida
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Celtics acquire F David Lee in exchange for F Gerald Wallace and G/F Chris Babb.
The move, which had been reported earlier this offseason, is now finally official. Lee will have plenty to prove as he enters a contract season after not playing a real role with the Warriors en route to Golden State winning a title, but it's not clear how Boston's frontcourt will shake out yet without a real center and with Lee, Jared Sullinger, Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk all in the mix for minutes. Jul 27 - 12:17 PM

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David Lee said the Celtics will be "in the discussion" to sign him in the summer of 2016.

The trade of Lee is expected to become official on Monday. Lee points out that the Celtics have money to sign "big-time guys" next summer, but he would really have to bust out this season to get that distinction. His fantasy value is intriguing this year because of the inconsistency of the Boston frontcourt. He's a solid target in the second half of fantasy drafts.
Jul 24 - 3:44 PM

The trade sending David Lee to Boston is expected to become finalized on Monday.

Lee will have the opportunity to start in Boston, and if he's able to see his minutes in the 30s, he'll be a nightly double-double threat for the Celtics.
Jul 23 - 2:34 PM

The David Lee trade will reportedly be finalized sometime next week.

The Warriors and Celtics have been working out the fine tuning of this trade for about two weeks now, but it sounds like both clubs are on the verge of getting things finalized. Lee gets a boost in fantasy value with the move to Boston, although he will be joining a very crowded frontcourt featuring Amir Johnson, Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller and Kelly Olynyk. Still, he presents enough upside to be worth a late-round selection on draft day.
Jul 21 - 2:34 PM

The Warriors and Celtics are reportedly still structuring the David Lee deal.

According to sources of Adam Himmelsbach, there are several different options for completing the trade, and neither team is in any rush to get everything finalized. In order for the numbers to match there needs to be another small contract offered from Boston's side, and so far, Chris Babb has been mentioned as the likely candidate to be included.
Jul 8 - 9:24 AM

David Lee has reportedly been traded to the Celtics for Gerald Wallace.

While Lee will be joining a rather crowded frontcourt in Boston, he should still see a decent boost in value, as one of Boston's best offensive players down low. He doesn't do a whole lot aside from score and rebound, so he won't be worth much more than a late-round selection on draft day.
Jul 7 - 2:50 PM

The Knicks and Lakers may attempt to trade for David Lee if they miss out on all the big name free agents.

Lee would see a major boost in value if he is shipped out of Golden State, and on either of the aforementioned teams he would have a good chance to average close to 18 points and 10 rebounds per game. Neither the Lakers nor the Knicks are likely to land a marquee player during free agency, so shifting their focus to Lee (who is still a solid offensive player) could make sense.
Jul 2 - 2:27 PM

The Warriors are reportedly not looking to trade David Lee before or during Thursday's 2015 NBA Draft.

The Warriors are more likely to assess Lee's market over the next few weeks, according to Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News, although Kawakami adds that the situation is very fluid. We'll keep an eye on this situation as the draft unfolds, but it sounds like a trade of the Warriors' highest-paid player isn't as imminent as originally thought.
Jun 25 - 1:21 PM

The Warriors are reportedly willing to offer their No. 30 pick in the 2015 NBA draft in order to sweeten a deal involving David Lee.

Lee is owed roughly $15.5 million for the 2015-16 season, but it just doesn't make much sense to keep him on the Dubs' roster with how little he contributes on a nightly basis. Primed into a starting role, Lee is a nightly double-double threat, so he could have his fantasy value restored a bit if he lands in the right situation. As always, we'll be monitoring this situation very closely this offseason.
Jun 23 - 6:00 PM

Bob Myers said that the Warriors front office hasn't yet made any definitive decision on what they will do with David Lee.

"I know it’s been reported [that we will trade Lee], but we’re still trying to figure out everything with the roster," Myers said. "At this stage, we usually have more time before the draft or free agency. But I won’t sit here and say we’ve decided anything definitively... it’s not the right time to even say we’re absolutely going in one direction or the other." For how much money Lee makes, and how often he is utilized in Golden State, it really doesn't make much sense for him to remain in Oakland. He'll more than likely be wearing a different uniform next season.
Jun 19 - 9:43 AM

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Warriors and David Lee's camp will work together to find a new home for the former All-Star forward.

That didn't take long. Draymond Green is expected to get some serious money this summer, and it's obvious that Lee's time in Golden State is coming to an end. Lee was the ultimate professional when head coach Steve Kerr kept him in a bench role for the entire season, but it's time for both sides to move on. Lee averaged just 18.4 minutes in 49 appearances this season, so a move away from Golden State will obviously improve his fantasy value. We will continue to follow this story closely.
Jun 17 - 1:31 PM

David Lee scored two points with one rebound in nine minutes in Sunday's Game 5 win.

Lee had no impact on the offensive end against Tristan Thompson and his defense is about as bad as it gets. Unless the Warriors' offense stalls, we wouldn't expect much out of him going forward in this series.
Jun 14 - 11:45 PM

Warriors owner Joe Lacob admitted that there were some discussions about trading David Lee before the deadline, but they refused to pull the trigger because they knew Lee still had a lot to offer.

"I can tell you that at the trade deadline, there was discussion from others that we should move David Lee, and some people (thought) we were going to move David Lee, and I can tell you that we all sat there and said, 'No, we're not going to do that, no matter what the cost might be next year,' " Lacob said. "We thought that David was still a very good player, and one injury and all of a sudden David Lee is playing a lot. I've always felt that he would contribute to the championship." Golden State clearly made the right decision, as Lee has given the Warriors a spark off the bench and will likely continue to be the first big off the bench for the rest of the series.
Source: USA Today
Jun 14 - 10:04 AM

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr praised David Lee for staying ready and making a difference in the NBA Finals.

"We kept talking all year about, 'Your time's going to come. Stay with it,' " Kerr said of Lee. "He believed it, and he stayed with it, and he's making a big impact." Lee didn't play at all in the first two games of the series, but he has since averaged 10.0 points, 4.5 boards and 2.5 assists on 63.6 percent shooting from the field in just 14.0 minutes per game. Draymond Green will continue to log big minutes at center with Andrew Bogut moving to the bench, but Lee will likely be the first big off the bench for the Warriors in Game 5.
Jun 13 - 9:35 AM

David Lee said the Warriors are the better team in the NBA Finals if they play their style.

While Lee's Warriors face a 2-1 deficit heading into Thursday's Game 4, his confidence in his teammates isn't wavering. "Whether it's me that's in there or somebody else, the most promising thing is that you finally saw us playing the type of ball we're capable of playing there in the fourth," Lee said. "It was the player movement, the ball movement, and the energy. And if we play like that, I think we're the better team in this series." Lee is expected to see a bigger role on Thursday night, so we'll look for him to see upwards of 15 minutes the Warriors attempt to even the series.
Jun 11 - 11:53 AM

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PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
4Perry Jones
PF1David Lee
2Jared Sullinger
3Amir Johnson
4Jonas Jerebko
5Jordan Mickey
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk