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David Lee | Center/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Florida
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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 played solid post defense and 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

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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

David Lee scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds and two steals over 28 minutes on Monday against the Wolves.

Lee reached for his hamstring at one point but it didn't seem to affect his play, but now that the Warriors have clinched their seeding Mark Jackson has already indicated that a lot of guys will rest. Lee will be at the top of that list, making him doubtful for Wednesday's game pending an update.
Apr 15 - 1:50 AM

David Lee (hamstring) posted four points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in a start at PF on Sunday, as the Warriors lost a heart-breaker on the road in Portland.

Lee missed seven games due to his injury, which stemmed from nerve irritation, but he didn't aggravate anything by playing 25 minutes in his return on Friday. His playing time ramped up to 33 minutes on Sunday and the Warriors are likely to keep him active over the next two games, both to get him some rhythm and fight off the Mavericks for the sixth seed.
Apr 14 - 12:08 AM

David Lee (hamstring) will start for the Warriors on Sunday, shifting Draymond Green back to a bench role.

Lee's nerve irritation seems to have subsided and the Warriors will revert to their typical rotations as they make one last push to solidify their playoff seeding.
Apr 13 - 8:53 PM

David Lee (hamstring) returned to action on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench.

The Lakers were a good spot to get Lee back in action and though it's unlikely he stays in a bench role, it sure would make a lot of sense going forward to balance the first and second units. Draymond Green scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with two threes, seven boards, four steals and one block in 32 minutes, and his defense helps round out a formidable starting five on that end. Keep Green going unless the Warriors indicate Lee is going to play big minutes.
Apr 12 - 2:45 AM

David Lee (hamstring) will give it a go against the Lakers on Friday.

He is going to come off the bench and said he is not 100 percent. Perhaps the Warriors getting embarrassed on the glass on Thursday was a factor for Lee to play tonight, which will decrease the opportunity for Draymond Green. Fantasy owners can pick Lee back up, but he's not a must-start play.
Apr 11 - 9:27 PM

CSN Bay Area still considers David Lee (back, hamstring) "out indefinitely."

There is no new update from the team Friday as the Warriors are on a back-to-back. All we know is that Lee did go through individual drills before Thursday's game and he's officially "day-to-day." It would be a surprise if he suits up against the Lakers Friday night, but we probably won't know for sure until an hour before the 10:30pm ET tip.
Apr 11 - 1:04 PM

David Lee (hamstring) will not play on Thursday.

He was highly unlikely to play and has been dealing with leg and back issues. Lee is back at practice and could probably go had this been a playoff game, but he may not be ready for the weekend either. Draymond Green makes for a solid spot start.
Apr 10 - 9:12 PM

David Lee (hamstring) went through Thursday's shootaround and he's questionable to play vs. the Nuggets.

Lee has nerve irritation stemming from his back, which has led to pain in his hamstring, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Warriors played it safe and rested him again. The fact that he's even questionable to play is encouraging but we won't learn his availability until closer to tip-off.
Apr 10 - 3:50 PM

David Lee (hamstring) went through at least some portions of practice on Wednesday but did say he does not have a timetable to return to game action.

As it stands right now, he is highly unlikely to play for Thursday. That could change with this development with Lee practicing today, though. Lee said his nerve pain runs from his back and hamstring, so he definitely is not 100 percent. His return to practice is a bit of a surprise and it's encouraging news on his outlook, but there's still a chance he's out for the year. If he's out, Draymond Green would be a nice play on a two-game night.
Apr 9 - 3:23 PM

David Lee (hamstring, nerve irritation) is expected to miss Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Lee didn't practice on Tuesday and there is no clear timetable for his return. Draymond Green has been a solid fantasy option over the Warriors' past six games, averaging 9.0 points on 46 percent shooting, 1.0 threes, 7.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.7 blocks. Interestingly, he hasn't attempted a single free throw during that span. Keep Green active while we await updates on Lee's balky hamstring.
Apr 8 - 3:41 PM

David Lee (nerve inflammation) has no timetable for his return and coach Mark Jackson left open the possibility that he'll miss games in the postseason.

Lee has been out since injuring his hamstring in late March, and a recent MRI revealed the nerve issue. When Jackson was explicitly asked whether Lee will be healthy for the start of the playoffs, he replied, "I don't know that. I haven't been part of that dialogue. That hasn't been something we've discussed. He's doing everything and it seemed like he'd be ready and he's not." That's vague enough to leave room for doubt, but it sounds like Lee will be on the shelf for at least a few more regular season games.
Apr 7 - 1:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Steve Blake
3Jordan Crawford
SG1Klay Thompson
2Nemanja Nedovic
SF1Andre Iguodala
2Harrison Barnes
3Draymond Green
PF1David Lee
2Marreese Speights
C1Andrew Bogut
2Jermaine O'Neal
3Festus Ezeli
4Hilton Armstrong
5Ognjen Kuzmic