David Lee won't be answering his phone Tuesday.

The power forward knows all too well what happened the last time a Warrior was named Western Conference Player of the Week.

"The last time this happened, our best player got traded the next day," Lee joked Monday, fresh off the team's record-setting, 6-1 road trip. "Tell my agent I'm not taking calls."

Lee received Player of the Week honors by averaging 22.8 points on 60.6 percent shooting and 12.5 rebounds, becoming the team's first player to be chosen for the honor since Monta Ellis on March 12. Ellis was traded to Milwaukee on March 13.

The Warriors dropped 22 of their final 25 games after trading Ellis, an avalanche of losing during which their owner got booed at midcourt. The trade also opened leadership roles for Stephen Curry and Lee, cleared playing time for Klay Thompson, led to a subsequent deal that landed the draft pick used on center Festus Ezeli and was followed by enough losing that the team was able to draft Harrison Barnes.

The new-look Warriors (16-8) just won six of seven road games on the most impressive trip in franchise history. They're coming home to play three of the next four, a stretch in which they will be facing teams that have combined to go 30-65 (.316).

"You notice the confidence level rising, and you notice a sense of accomplishment, but you also notice a group that understands we've done nothing," head coach Mark Jackson said. "That's what I love about this group. They understand that we've done absolutely nothing. We're going to continue to work our tails off and continue to do the things we've been doing to put us in this position."

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