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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 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

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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

David Lee scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four boards, two assists and one block vs. the Cavaliers on Thursday.

He singlehandedly outscored the Cavaliers' bench 19-14, but it wasn't enough to keep the Warriors from losing this one. Lee's value this season has been limited due to the emergence of Draymond Green, and he is not going to be worth owning as long as he continues to play around 20 minutes per contest. For what it's worth, this was just Lee's third game with double-digit scoring over his last ten.
Feb 27 - 1:16 AM

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.

Lee has averaged just under 20 minutes per game over the past month, making him a non-factor in 12-team leagues. His limited role is unfortunate since owners can't take advantage of the Warriors' terrific rest-of-season schedule -- they have 29 games remaining, tied with Boston for the most in the NBA.
Feb 22 - 8:51 PM

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.

While ownership is hesitant to upset the chemistry in Golden State by trading away a popular locker room guy, it's something the organization should consider as removing the $15 million owed to Lee next season would allow the Warriors to avoid the luxury tax when they are forced to give Draymond Green close to a max-contract during the offseason. Lee is a starting caliber power forward, and he will offer plenty of upside if he lands in the right situation.
Feb 17 - 4:23 PM

David Lee did not score in 19 minutes against the 76ers on Monday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and one turnover.

He might get a little more playing time with Draymond Green going down. The X-rays are negative on Green, but it's safe to say he won't play on Wednesday. If you have a player at the end of your bench you're not attached to, give Lee a long look, especially considering how many serious ankle injuries we've seen this season.
Feb 10 - 12:21 AM

David Lee looked better against the Knicks on Saturday with 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes.

He played just 19 minutes combined in his previous two games, totaling only six points, five boards and three assists combined. Lee should be better, but he's not a must-own player.
Feb 7 - 10:05 PM

David Lee managed just seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Lee started his (delayed) season off with some surprising defensive stats and that just hasn't continued. If he wants to be a popcorn number guy, he'll be relegated to deep leagues only.
Jan 31 - 2:19 AM

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.

Lee had a phenomenal second half but his offensive efforts weren't enough to prevent the Warriors' defeat, just their second loss in 23 games at the Oracle Arena. Andrew Bogut was a late scratch with the flu on Tuesday, so a repeat performance isn't expected, but Lee is still worth owning if you need rebounds and FG% with a trickle of across-the-board production.
Jan 28 - 1:58 AM

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.

He got most of his numbers in garbage time, when Draymond Green was on the bench with a huge Warriors lead. The Rockets made a comeback, but never threatened to win the game, and the simple truth is that Lee isn't really worth owning in most leagues. Having said that, congratulations are in order for his 10,000th point tonight.
Jan 22 - 1:57 AM

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.

Lee's minutes didn't improve even with Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala out, and the way he has been holding very late-round value lately has been via defense. If he can't continue down that path, he won't be worth owning in standard leagues in his current role.
Jan 17 - 12:28 AM

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