HoopsHype David Lee rumors

June 18, 2014 Updates

The report out today is the Warriors are willing to part with forwards David Lee and Harrison Barnes for New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler. This would be an excellent trade — if Warriors general manager Bob Myers sees the end of his tenure under Joe Lacob coming and wants to start preparing for his next move. Bleacher Report

For the record, a precursory look into this with my sources revealed this won’t happen. But it doesn’t take an inside source to see this would be a very backwards move from Golden State. San Jose Mercury-News

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I’ve been told to watch out for Orlando as a potential trade partner for Golden State. They have cap space and after a second consecutive year finishing way down in the Eastern Conference standings, they need to make a move. They might be a taker for David Lee for the same reasons the Warriors were back in 2010: they need someone who can produce reliably and usher the franchise into respectability. San Jose Mercury-News

May 19, 2014 Updates

The source who spoke to SheridanHoops said Love wants to play for a contending team in a big market, and that speculation that Love ranks Los Angeles ahead of all other cities was vastly overstated. Among the rumors Sunday was that Golden State was willing to offer a package including David Lee and Harrison Barnes, and on Monday the New York Post reported that Knicks president Phil Jackson is “plotting” to try to acquire Lee in a trade (good luck with that, Phil). SheridanHoops

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As this final regular-season chapter unfolds, the good news for Jackson is that he clearly has the support of his players. Franchise centerpiece Stephen Curry and others responded to all the recent Jackson chatter with the strongest of praise and support, and former All-Star forward David Lee told USA TODAY Sports that Jackson "absolutely" has the backing of the entire locker room. "We have one of the best locker rooms, in my opinion, in the whole league," said Lee, the ninth-year pro who played his first five seasons with the Knicks. "I've been on teams that had awful chemistry and the coaching staff is constantly arguing with players and vice versa, and there has been none of that here. The word 'dysfunction' (which has been used in the media to describe the Warriors) is one that we've been laughing about, almost making a joke out of it, like are you serious? USA Today Sports

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Our friends at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are once again teaming with the NBA for Hoops For St. Jude's Week, which runs through Thursday. As you probably know by now, St. Jude's treats children with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other deadly diseases, and doesn't charge the kids or their families a dime for the procedures, operations, travel, housing or food they get and use while at the hospital. St. Jude's does this through the contributions, great and small, of individuals and corporations. It costs $1.9 million per day for the hospital to do all the works it performs. This year's NBA Ambassadors for St. Jude's are Mike Conley, Pau and Marc Gasol, David Lee, Kevin Love and Greg Monroe, along with coaches Mike Brown, Rick Carlisle and Monty Williams. You can help by visiting the website and making a donation, or checking out St. Jude's Twitter and Facebook pages. It's well worth your time. NBA.com

March 7, 2014 Updates

With a favorable schedule at home, the Warriors sense they can make a run to close out the regular season. Beginning Friday when Atlanta visits Oracle Arena, the Warriors will play nine of their next 11 games at home and 13 of their final 20 games there. "Now it's time to go back to Oracle, and our thought is that we shouldn't lose any more games at home this year, and it's something that we talked about," Warriors forward David Lee said. San Jose Mercury-News

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