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David Lee | Center/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: Florida
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David Lee has had a tough time adjusting to a limited role off the bench for the Warriors this season, but he has been very supportive of his teammates and recently heaped praise on Draymond Green.
"Draymond has done an unbelievable job," Lee said. "It’s not just me. Every guy on this team has accepted his role and pushed the guy next to him. We’re all pushing for the same goal. Obviously, it takes talent, too, but when you’ve got a full team of guys going for the same goal and who want to see the guy next to him succeed, it makes the game a lot easier." Lee has seen minutes in the teens with Marreese Speights (calf) out of commission, but he still isn't getting enough playing time to warrant attention in fantasy. May 16 - 10:20 AM

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David Lee admitted it was difficult for him to spend so much time on the pine this season, but the winning made it easier.

"The answer is it was difficult," Lee said regarding his diminished role this season. "It was difficult, from being a veteran and being a guy that’s been an All-Star, and being a guy that’s played a role of first or second [scoring option] on a team, it took putting the ego away a little bit and saying, ‘It’s about the team.’" After a calf injury to Marreese Speights opened up some frontcourt minutes in Golden State, Lee has emerged for the Warriors, giving them some quality minutes off the bench. However, he's still not getting enough floor time to contribute in a meaningful way with regards to fantasy hoops.
May 14 - 5:16 PM

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said on Monday that he hasn't played David Lee enough.

After Lee helped the Warriors even their series with Grizzlies with five points in 15 minutes in Game 4, Kerr said, "His dumb coach hasn't played him enough." While Lee can help the Warriors, it's unlikely that he'll see more than 15-20 minutes per game in the series and will be hard-pressed to put up meaningful stat lines for fantasy owners.
May 12 - 9:34 AM

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said with Marreese Speights (calf) going down, he'll probably use more David Lee.

Speights only played five minutes in the previous two games, so it's unclear exactly how many minutes Lee could soak up after picking up a DNP-CD during Game 3 on Saturday. Lee has played very sparingly so far this postseason, but with the Warriors now desperate for a Game 4 win it's possible he gets into the rotation. Still, it's unlikely he'd see much more than 15 minutes of action, which isn't enough time to put up any meaningful statistics in fantasy hoops.
May 10 - 3:54 PM

David Lee made his postseason debut during Sunday's Game 1 win over the Grizzlies, logging four minutes of action and finishing with two assists with no other statistics to his credit.

Lee missed all three of his shot attempts, and it appears he's going to be brought along slowly after sitting out their first-round series with a lower back strain. Draymond Green is running the show at the power forward position for Golden State, leaving Lee and Marreese Speights to fight for reserve minutes in the Warriors rotation. At best, Lee may be able to see around 13 minutes of action, so he's not going to be a fantasy factor throughout the postseason.
May 3 - 6:39 PM

David Lee is expected to return for the second round of the playoffs.

"It's a team that plays big and that we're going to need every big on the roster ready to go, myself included," Lee said. Lee was actually available for Game 4 on an emergency basis, but now he's good to go in any capacity. The team's highest-paid player will continue to play a support role as the rest of the club has taken off without him.
Apr 27 - 10:22 AM

David Lee did not play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

Who needs Lee when the Warriors have Draymond Green? Lee will likely be looking at a few more DNP-CDs in the near future.
Apr 25 - 10:49 PM

David Lee (back) will be active for Game 4 against the Pelicans after looking good in a 3-on-3 scrimmage on Friday.

This doesn't necessarily mean that he will play, but it's a good sign that his back is making progress. Lee won't have a big role in the postseason as long as Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut are healthy, so owners in daily leagues should continue to ignore him. Lee is a former All-Star, but he has almost no shot at stealing minutes away from Green as the playoffs progress. That isn't a knock on Lee in the slightest, but it speaks to how good Green has been on both sides of the floor.
Apr 25 - 1:04 PM

David Lee (back) is not listed on the injury report for Game 4 on Saturday.

He was expected to play 3-on-3 today and it apparently went well. Lee may not be in the rotation and he would only be Draymond Green's backup at best. Green has at least 40 minutes in all three playoff games this season while Andrew Bogut is also getting 29.7 minutes of playing time. Don't expect much out of Lee in the playoffs.
Apr 24 - 6:02 PM

David Lee (back) is progressing and is expected to play 3-on-3 at practice on Friday.

He's not going to play tonight and the Warriors don't need him anyway. Draymond Green is logging 42 minutes per game and is playing some of the best defense of anyone right now.
Apr 23 - 8:03 PM

David Lee (back) was spotted running on the court on Thursday.

He's still going to be out for Thursday's Game 3 against the Pelicans, but it sounds like he's moving in the right direction. Draymond Green has been logging major minutes for the Dubs, and that likely won't change when Lee returns to the rotation. Marreese Speights will pick up most of Lee's reserve minutes for however long he's sidelined.
Apr 23 - 3:19 PM

David Lee (back) has been ruled out for Thursday's Game 3 against the Pelicans.

This news comes as no surprise as Lee had already been listed as doubtful. Draymond Green has averaged 42 minutes per game over the first two games of the series and he and Marreese Speights will continue to see a boost in playing time while Lee is out.
Apr 23 - 1:21 PM

David Lee (back) is doubtful to play in Game 3 against the Pelicans.

It's not a surprise and the Warriors don't need him anyway. Draymond Green is logging 42 minutes per game and is on his way to his second outstanding run in the postseason.
Apr 22 - 7:48 PM

David Lee (back) is not expected to play in Game 3 on Thursday.

He is listed as "out" on the Warriors' injury report as he continues to rest his strained lower back. It's an easily-aggravated injury so his absence isn't surprising, especially with Draymond Green and Marreese Speights ably handling the PF position.
Apr 21 - 8:00 PM

David Lee (back) will remain sidelined for Game 2 against the Pelicans on Monday.

Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut will play extended minutes with Lee unavailable, with Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. However, Ezeli and Speights combined for a total of four minutes during Game 1, so there are no guarantees they play significant minutes during Game 2.

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