HoopsHype David Lee rumors


March 17, 2015 Updates

By next season, Lee certainly will be eager to make his mark in a contract year during which he will receive about $15.5 million as he winds up a six-year deal. Unless Golden State tries to trade him before then. "It's definitely a challenging new role, and tough to find a rhythm sometimes," Lee said. "But I wouldn't trade it for anything with how our team's doing. I just see this as an opportunity to prove that I'm a team guy, prove how much I care about winning." USA Today Sports

March 16, 2015 Updates

Warriors owner Joe Lacob told Bay Area columnist Tim Kawakami last month that the team was prepared to be "very likely very substantially" in the luxury tax next season, which would seem to indicate Golden State's willingness to match any offer for Green. The Warriors have long been rumored to be willing to deal Lee, who'll be entering the last year of his deal next season and would be a valuable trade chip. NBA.com

March 14, 2015 Updates

David Lee, getting his first start of the season after not playing because of a coach's decision in three of the previous four games, added 13 points. "As a competitor, it's very frustrating," Lee said of not having played recently. "But of course you don't put those feelings in front of the fact that you're happy about the team and the team winning and want to be a part of something special." Contra Costa Times

Asked if in his mind there was a silent disagreement about playing time, Warriors forward David Lee swatted away that idea. “No, let’s not go there. Let’s not go there,” Lee said. “I got injured to start the year, and Coach (Steve Kerr) has found some great combinations. Contra Costa Times

March 10, 2015 Updates

Kerr sighed and paused ever so briefly. "David's a great player. He's been an All-Star. He's still in his prime," he went on. "What's been tricky is that we’ve developed a formula while he was out that has been very effective for us. And you compound that with the fact that the whole league is going small at the 4-position and every night you're playing a 3-point shooter at the 4 spot. We've adapted to that. We've adapted to our early-season lineups. Draymond has obviously grabbed that position. So it's tricky." CSNBayArea.com

Meanwhile, Lee mostly sits and watches the Warriors play the best basketball in franchise history. They're 50-12 and the playoffs beckon. "We're winning and we're having fun," Lee said. "It's hard at times. I couldn't do this if we weren't winning. But we are. I'm not going to put myself ahead of that." CSNBayArea.com

March 6, 2015 Updates

Spencer Checketts: Rather irrelevant at this point, but just caught wind that Jazz had serious discussions at trade deadline with Warriors to acquire David Lee Twitter

February 18, 2015 Updates

Teams trying to move high-priced veterans like Prince, Andrea Bargnani (Knicks), Bass (Celtics), Kevin Martin (Timberwolves) and David Lee (Warriors) aren't likely to find any takers. All of the above, besides Lee, would then be headed for buyouts, sources say. CBSSports.com

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December 31, 2014 Updates

David Lee's conditioning level isn't at 100 percent, but his minutes restriction has been taken away and he's ready to see his role increased. "Each game I feel like I'm getting better and better," said Lee, who has played the past five Warriors games after missing 24 because of a hamstring injury. "I still felt a little tired out there. I'm still getting my game cardio back, but that's to be expected." Contra Costa Times

Lee played a season-high 25 minutes in the blowout win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Coach Steve Kerr said it was a goal entering the game to increase his minutes after he didn't play more than 19 in any of his first four games back. "He's moving well," Kerr said. "His rhythm and his timing is definitely rounding into form." Contra Costa Times

December 23, 2014 Updates

David Lee furrowed his brow when asked after the Warriors' 128-108 rout of Sacramento if coming off the bench was understandable given that the team played so well while he was injured. "Absolutely," Lee said Monday. "Whether I start tomorrow, or I get a DNP or anything in between, I trust Coach (Steve Kerr) that he's doing this to help our team win games, and that's his only agenda. "If this is a temporary thing, a permanent thing, that doesn't matter to me at all. I'm so excited that I'm on this winning team." Oakland Tribune

December 21, 2014 Updates

David Lee wasn't available again on Saturday, but this time, it was only to the media. Lee, who has missed all but about 6½ minutes of the regular season, went through his first full practice since reinjuring his left hamstring on Nov. 5 and appears all-systems-go for a Monday night return against Sacramento. "He looked good, he was moving really well, his hamstring's fine," said coach Steve Kerr. "He told me everything else is sore now, which is a good sign. He's getting back into basketball shape and running a lot of sprints. But this was the first time he's scrimmaged full court, which was a good step." San Jose Mercury-News

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