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September 7, 2013 Updates

Bradley Beal joined fellow Chaminade alum David Lee in the NBA last season, and after a Friday morning all school assembly in Creve Coeur, will join him in another way: with a retired number hanging in the rafters at the all boys college preparatory school. Beal, a 2011 Chaminade graduate, was a big part of Kelvin Lee's 2009 club which captured the Missouri state championship. In his senior year, Beal was named Gatorade's National Boys Basketball Player of The Year on the strength of averaging 32.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Creve Coeur Patch

September 4, 2013 Updates

Lee said he wasn't aware of the Aldridge rumors until he co-owner Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Myers reached out to him. They wanted to assure him he wasn't being traded. But Lee joked about being nervous before he actually received their message. "I was in Europe at Wimbledon the day all that stuff came out," Lee said. "I woke up and got messages from them. I said, "I don't want to go to HoopsHype(.com) right now. ... They must be messaging me for some reason.'" Oakland Tribune

Warriors All-Star forward David Lee said his hip surgery in May revealed his injury was worse than previously thought. But he reports being 100 percent recovered and in the best shape of his career. "I feel no ill effects whatsoever," Lee said after working out at the team's downtown facility. "I actually feel a lot better moving around than I did even last year at this time." For the second consecutive offseason, Lee and point guard Stephen Curry have rounded up most of their teammates to come back to Oakland early to work out together. They began Tuesday and so far 10 players have shown up. Oakland Tribune

August 29, 2013 Updates

Golden State Warriors star David Lee tells TMZ ... he thinks the NBA drug testing policy is rock solid -- and believes the reason only 1 guy has tested positive for hard drugs since 2000 is because the players are simply staying clean. Lee was leaving Hooray Henry's nightclub in L.A. last night when we asked about the drug culture in the NBA -- specifically the statistic that the ONLY person who tested positive for a drug harder than weed in the past 13 years is Chris "Birdman" Andersen. "I can tell you [the NBA is] very thorough with their testing," Lee told us. As we reported, multiple NBA sources tell us players have found a loophole in the NBA drug testing policy -- because they're only tested 4 times a year, and after the 4th test "It's like Christmas Day." TMZ.com

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The Golden State Warriors are exploring trade opportunities for All-Star forward David Lee and the three years, $44 million left on his contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Lee, 30, is a popular and well-respected player within the Golden State franchise but his contract is considerable, and moving him for a star – or a player on a shorter deal – makes financial sense for the franchise. Yahoo! Sports

Golden State offered Lee in a package for Toronto's Andrea Bargnani, sources said, but the Raptors made a deal with the New York Knicks to shed the final two years, $22.5 million on Bargnani's contract. Yahoo! Sports

The Warriors tried to pry Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge as part of an offer that included Brandon Rush, league sources said. Portland has been engaging trade talks for Aldridge, but has pursued more robust offers than Golden State's proposal, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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Alagappan resists trying to explain the Warriors' playoff success, warning that the sample size is too small. But asked to explain how the team could withstand the loss of All-Star power forward David Lee, he speculated that giving the bulk of Lee's minutes to small forward Draymond Green, a three-point shooting threat, may have opened up the floor and allowed the Warriors to capitalize on penetration and ball movement. Lee, he said, would be classified as a "scoring rebounder," a position the Warriors already had in abundance with Andrew Bogut and Carl Landry. As Alagappan wrote in an e-mail: "Thus, a combination of spreading the floor, increasing shot selection versatility, and reducing positional redundancy are likely reasons for the Warriors improved play." San Jose Mercury-News

May 30, 2013 Updates

Golden State Warriors All-Star forward David Lee has undergone surgery to repair a torn right hip flexor. The Warriors said the procedure was performed Thursday at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia by Dr. William Meyers. Lee will start rehabilitation in the next 10 to 14 days. No further timetable on his recovery was announced. ESPN.com

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