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David Lee | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (30) / NY
Contract: view contract details

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Teams are waiting for David Lee to be bought out rather than trade for him, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.
The Celtics are trying hard to trade Lee, but teams aren't as willing to take on his contract when they can just wait for him to be bought out. Lee would theoretically see more playing time on a new team as he's fallen out of the Celtics rotation, but he still wouldn't produce enough to warrant a roster spot in most fantasy leagues. Feb 9 - 9:11 AM

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The Celtics intend to trade or buyout David Lee before the trade deadline, according to sources of Howard Beck.

It's no secret that the Celtics have been looking to part ways with Lee for some time now as he's out of the rotation and seeking a situation in which he'll have a more meaningful role. Lee and his representatives are working with the Celtics to find him a new home, but it's unclear exactly where his next destination will be. Lee doesn't really contribute much on the defensive end, so he's not a great stash in most leagues.
Feb 3 - 12:08 PM

The Celtics are reportedly actively seeking a trade partner for David Lee.

Thus far, the Raptors have been mentioned as a possible destination for Lee, although finding a deal between those two teams where the cap math makes sense is a complicated issue and would likely require a third-team to help facilitate a deal. Lee is in a contract-year, but has fallen out of the rotation in Boston, and isn't all that enticing of a stash due to his lack of defensive statistics.
Jan 20 - 9:28 AM

David Lee fell out of the Celtics' rotation on Wednesday.

He briefly resurfaced on Sunday but shot just 2-of-12 from the field in 16 minutes, and has yet to help fantasy owners this season. As usual, it would take a trade to an ideal situation for D-Lee to be worth owning.
Jan 14 - 12:34 AM

David Lee played 16 minutes off Boston's bench on Sunday, tallying just four points on 2-of-12 shooting with five boards, one assist and two steals.

Lee was a DNP-CD in his previous three games, and he might get another one on Tuesday if tonight's game is any indication. His brutal shooting was part of an awful second half for Boston, as they coughed up a 15-point halftime lead to fall in Memphis, 98-101.
Jan 10 - 9:28 PM

David Lee says he hasn't requested a trade.

Lee has fallen out of the Celtics rotation and has seen two straight DNP-CD. "We'll see moving forward how permanent this is," Lee said. "Obviously I'm very confident I can help a team win. I'd love for that to be the Boston Celtics." Entrenched outside the rotation, Lee can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues.
Jan 7 - 9:17 AM

David Lee was a DNP-CD on Monday against the Nets.

He's used to being a DNP-CD from his Warriors days. Lee has really looked old in the past few weeks, so he's a drop candidate basically everywhere.
Jan 5 - 12:36 AM

David Lee (back spasms) returned to action on Wednesday, contributing six points, six boards and two blocks in 15 minutes off the bench.

D-Lee swatted away a shot by Kobe Bryant for his lone highlight of the night, and there's no reason to think his role will grow in the Celtics' frontcourt. It will take a trade to a perfect scenario for the 32-year-old to surface with reliable fantasy appeal.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 12:11:00 AM

David Lee (back spasms) will be available on Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

The Celtics are completely healthy and Lee is only averaging minutes in the teens, so he belongs on the wire in most leagues. His fantasy value is trending down unless he is traded out of Boston.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 05:51:00 PM

David Lee (back spasms) will practice on Tuesday, according to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.

We'll consider Lee questionable heading into Wednesday's game against the Lakers, but he's not seeing enough minutes when healthy to be worthy of a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:32:00 PM

David Lee (back spasms) is improving, according to Brad Stevens.

"It feels better today," the coach said. Lee needs a trade out of Boston to reclaim fantasy relevance.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 09:10:00 AM

David Lee (back) will miss Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

It'll be Lee's second straight game on the sidelines, and Kelly Olynyk will likely pick up most of his minutes. However, with Amir Johnson back in action, the frontcourt rotation in Boston is going to be messy with Kelly Olynyk, Johnson and Jared Sullinger all vying for playing time.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:31:00 PM

David Lee (sore lower back) will not play on Saturday vs. the Pistons.

Lee is only averaging 15.9 minutes per game this season, and luckily for the Celtics Amir Johnson is expected to return to the lineup. Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger will also play more with Lee on the shelf.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 06:00:00 PM

David Lee shifted to a bench role on Wednesday and posted 10 points, seven boards, three assists and two blocks in 18 minutes during a win in Charlotte.

He started one game with Jared Sullinger (back) on the shelf, but typically the veteran won't earn more than a handful of minutes off the bench in Boston. He's dissatisfied with his role and is reportedly on the trade block, but he's not worth owning unless he lands in an ideal situation.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:47:00 PM

David Lee is reportedly on the trade block, according to David Aldridge of

With Lee's minutes down, the Celtics are exploring a trade of him and his expiring contract. "The Celtics have been very solid, but Coach Brad Stevens has a minutes problem, as evidenced by the lack of time for David Lee—whose expiring contract is available, per league sources," Aldridge reports. While Lee can help a contending team off the bench, he won't see enough minutes to be relevant in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 01:54:00 PM

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