HoopsHype David Lee rumors

May 6, 2013 Updates

Battling a torn right hip flexor, an injury suffered in Game 1 of the Warriors’ first-round series against Denver, All-Star forward David Lee isn’t expecting to play much, if at all, in Game 1 of the series. For now, Lee is satisfied he will be available if Jackson wants him for a short stretch Monday. “It’s not like my injury is going to recover these next couple of weeks,” Lee said. “It’s torn and will probably require surgery when the season’s over, but I’ve gotten the green light to do what I can until that point.” Jackson said Lee will be active for Game 1 but stopped short of saying he would play. San Antonio Express-News

He got off to a great start with his play in the Warriors' first-round upset of Denver. Against San Antonio, the No. 2 seed and a formidable inside team, Bogut's importance to the Warriors increases. He can make everyone forget about his "nightmare" season with a good showing in the second round. "I'm going to do my best, leave it all on the floor," said Bogut, whose ankle is still giving him problems. "It's a cliché, but that was my goal coming into the playoffs, knowing I had a subpar regular season. I was going to try to get something out of this season by having a successful playoff campaign." Oakland Tribune

There was plenty of talk at Warriors practice about taking their game to another level. For Bogut, though, it might be too much to ask that he play even better than he did in the first round. He won't elaborate on how he feels, because "everybody's banged up." "In fairness, he's not 100 percent right now," coach Mark Jackson said. "When he has a live body and he's feeling great, we feel comfortable with what he's doing on the floor. Some nights, or some days, obviously it's more of a challenge." Oakland Tribune

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May 2, 2013 Updates

Golden State Warriors forward David Lee may play tonight against the Denver Nuggets despite suffering a torn right hip flexor in the first game of the best-of-seven series. A source told CBSSports.com that Lee, who led the NBA in double-doubles this season, has been cleared and could play limited minutes tonight in Game 6 despite the injury. CBSSports.com

April 23, 2013 Updates

Warriors forward David Lee, out for the season with a torn right hip flexor, has attending every practice. He’s participates in every meeting. He is filling his teammates eat with whatever insight he can offer. But Lee said should he be inactive for Game 2, you don’t have to worth about him live Tweeting. “Can you imagine that?” Lee said with a laugh. “Nah. I’ve got too many holes in my game to be on Twitter breaking down other people’s games.” Contra Costa Times

April 22, 2013 Updates
April 21, 2013 Updates

Scott Howard-Cooper: David Lee hopeful of avoiding surgery, but no final decision yet. Confident, as previously noted, he will be ready for start of camp. Twitter @SHowardCooper

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