David Lee Rumors

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David Lee
David Lee
Position: F
Born: 04/29/83
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:249 lbs. / 113 kg.
Salary: $1,551,659
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Lee was 32 years old and coming off winning an NBA title. It was obvious he wanted to make a run at another, and that wasn’t going to happen with the Celtics last season, so he showed up at less than his best. His stubbornness cost him major money. While less-proven players such as Solomon Hill, Ian Mahinmi and even Cole Aldrich earned lucrative contacts, Lee signed for the league minimum with San Antonio. “It wasn’t from a lack of effort or disrespecting Boston or anything like that,” Lee said. “It just worked out the way that it did. If I could go out and do it again, I would have probably tried to come in in better shape. There’s nothing I can do about it now than try not to make that same mistake in the future.”
Lee then credited himself with being a “good leadership guy” in the Celtics locker room and not causing any type of discord when he was out of the team’s plans. To that, the Celtics probably would say, “Stank you, David.” They could have used an energetic and engaged player on the boards last season. Instead, they got a player who used the team’s strength and conditioning staff to lose 15 pounds and prep himself for the next stop. Lee shouldn’t have any hard feelings toward the Celtics, but they perhaps helped him score the contract with the Spurs. The whole David Lee experience proved a regrettable one for them.