David Lee RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mavericks' Lee will miss at least 2 games vs. Thunder

    The Score "Power forward David Lee will miss at least the first two contests in the Dallas Mavericks' first-round matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a torn plantar fascia in his right heel. Lee has been a pleasant surprise since signing with the Mavericks in February. The 32-year-old is..." April 16

  • Mavericks to sign David Lee with $2.1 million exception

    CBS Sports "David Lee is expected to sign with the Dallas Mavericks for the $2.1 million room exception, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. Lee, who had fallen out of the Boston Celtics' rotation, was waived because they couldn't find a trade for him before Thursday's deadilne. This is precisely..." February 20

  • Celtics waive Lee, Mavs reportedly front-runners to sign him

    Larry Brown Sports "With an excess of capable young bodies needing minutes in their frontcourt, there was never really room on the Celtics for veteran big man David Lee. Now his time in Boston has officially drawn to a close. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, the Celtics, who were..." February 20

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    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    Davids Lee's buyout should be completed by tomorrow, according to source.

  • Report: C's to buy out Lee if no deal is made

    CSN New England "David Lee's days with the Boston Celtics appear to be numbered . . . one way or the other. Lee, whose playing time has dwindled to zero, is mentioned in virtually every trade rumor involving the C's. And if they're unable to move him before Thursday's deadline, then they'll reportedly go in..." February 17

  • David Lee, Andrea Bargnani will 'almost assuredly' be bought out

    The Score "Barring trades before the deadline, a trio of struggling power forwards look sure to reach buyouts with their teams. Boston's David Lee, Brooklyn's Andrea Bargnani, and Denver's JJ Hickson will "almost assuredly" be bought out unless they're traded, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports,..." February 16

  • Celtics aren't drawing any interest for David Lee

    Boston Herald "By the time he reached the podium following this morning's East team practice, Carmelo Anthony was already tired of this most recent trade deadline frenzy. A New York Daily News report had the Knicks star going to Cleveland as part of a three-team deal that also had the Celtics getting Kevin..." February 14

  • David Lee To Be Traded Or Bought Out By Celtics

    Real GM Basketball " The Boston Celtics will buy out David Lee if they are unable to move him by the deadline. Lee is in the final season of his current contract." February 03

  • Ainge talked with David Lee regarding future with C's

    CSN New England "Boston has been beating teams so badly of late, it has afforded head coach Brad Stevens an opportunity to empty his bench; well almost empty his bench. Veteran David Lee has been the one Celtic player who has remained a mainstay on the sideline, regardless of how lopsided games have..." February 01

  • Raptors looking to add Lee?

    Sportsnet "The NBA’s Feb. 18 trade deadline is less than a month away and the hot stove is beginning to warm up. Here’s some of the latest buzz from around the league. Celtics, Raptors working on a deal? The Skinny: Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports that the Boston Celtics are looking to move..." January 24

  • David Lee on Raptors' radar?

    Hoops Hype "The problem for Boston is that it’s difficult to move Lee’s $15.4 million contract without any long-term cap impact. Their desire to keep their flexibility and not take on long-term money is something the Celtics have made clear to inquiring teams. " January 20

  • David Lee responds to benching, says he hasn't considered asking Celtics for a trade

    Mass Live "Asked directly about possibly requesting a trade due to disappearing playing time, Boston Celtics big man David Lee said he has not considered such a drastic course of action yet. "We'll see moving forward how permanent this is," Lee said Wednesday night after his second straight DNP-CD..." January 07

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    David Lee is still out with back spasms.

  • Celtics Make David Lee Available For Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics are making David Lee available to teams that would like to trade for him, league sources tell TNT’s David Aldridge, who writes in his Morning Tip for NBA.com. That’s no grand surprise, especially since Lee’s average of 15.6 minutes per night this season is lower than the 18.4 minutes..." December 21

  • Celtics' Lee has no regrets about move

    San Jose Mercury News "David Lee won't receive his NBA championship ring when the Warriors play at Boston on Friday. He thinks he'll collect his jewelry when the Celtics visit Oracle Arena on April 1, which Lee noted with a smile would be April Fools' Day. "The biggest thing for me is ending on the note that I did..." December 10

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    David Lee (heel) will give it a go tonight, says #Celtics Brad Stevens.

  • David Lee disappointed to miss Warriors' banner ceremony, but looks forward to fresh start

    ESPN "Boston Celtics newcomer David Lee will be watching when his former teammates with the Golden State Warriors receive their championship rings on Tuesday night. Admittedly, he's a bit disappointed not to be there and join them in the celebration of last season's title team. "I’ll be in to..." October 27

  • David Lee picked up tab as Warriors celebrated title in Las Vegas

    Sporting News "David Lee’s last game with the Golden State Warriors ended with an NBA Finals title, so he fittingly made the most out of his final days with the team. In an interview with GQ Australia, Warriors big man Andrew Bogut recalled the night the Warriors clinched the title in Cleveland. “We won on..." September 10

  • David Lee trade will save Warriors more than $20M

    Sporting News "David Lee was an integral part of the Warriors' NBA Finals victory, coming off the bench to give them a more dynamic offensive punch at center. But the veteran was not happy with his reduced role, so the Warriors agreed to find him a new NBA home. And when Golden State sends Lee to the Celtics..." July 08

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that the Celtics have agreed to send Gerald Wallace to the Warriors for David Lee

  • Report: Warriors trading David Lee to Celtics for Gerald Wallace

    San Jose Mercury News "David Lee, a former All-Star for the Warriors who accepted a bench role on their NBA championship team, is reportedly headed to the Boston Celtics in a trade for Gerald Wallace that was agreed upon Tuesday. The swap of 32-year-old forwards was a cost-cutting move for the Warriors, who unloaded..." July 07

  • If David Lee is traded, who can realistically take him on?

    Golden State Of Mind "With the free agent negotiating period going crazy this week, the Golden State Warriors currently sit salary cap-locked and dreaming about players outside of their price range. They have put their attention toward singing their own players — the specifically Draymond Green - which will further..." July 03

  • Report: David Lee drawing interest from Knicks, Lakers

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors, who are well into the luxury tax after signing Draymond Green to a five-year, $85 milion contract, would like to get leaner. David Lee is set to earn $15.5 million dollars next season in the final year of his contract, and a number of potential trade destinations are emerging. The..." July 03

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    If Lakers miss on their top three FA targets, they're more likely to pursue David Lee in a trade than revisit Boogie talks

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Sounds like the Warriors aren't poised to trade David Lee tonight during the draft. More likely will re-assess the market in a few weeks.

  • Keeping David Lee could cost Warriors $50M next season

    Sportsnaut "No real rest for the defending champs. Fresh off winning the franchise’s first NBA title in 40 years, the Golden State Warriors have one pretty big decision to make in the coming days. They have to find a way to shed David Lee’s $15.5 million salary for the 2015-16 season from their salary cap...." June 24

  • Report: Warriors wiling to trade No. 30 pick, but no more, to dump David Lee

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors and David Lee are working together on a trade. Golden State wants to shed Lee’s $15,493,680 salary for next season, and Lee wants to play for a team that will give an expanded role. But with his high salary, the 32-year-old Lee probably has negative value. In other words, I..." June 23

  • Report: Warriors will work to trade David Lee

    The Score "The Golden State Warriors' victory party wrapped up at 5 a.m. ET Wednesday in a Cleveland restaurant, according to Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins. That didn't give them much time to get around to business in the morning, but the team will work with David Lee and agent Mark Bartelstein to..." June 18

  • Steve Kerr: 'You'll see more of David Lee'

    Sportsnaut "During Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors put together a very uninspiring effort through three quarters. However, when power forward David Lee entered the game in the fourth quarter, things started to change. Cleveland had built a 17-point..." June 10

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Warriors' David Lee will miss Game 1 on Saturday vs. Pelicans because of lower back strain.

  • David Lee is no longer useful to the Warriors

    SB Nation "David Lee was the starter at power forward for the past four years for the Warriors. According to Steve Kerr he would have continued to be, at least to start the season, had he not been injured. His hamstring got him out of the lineup, and Draymond Green's improved play ensured he'd never get back..." March 13

  • Warriors' Lee 'odd man out' in Kerr's rotation

    CSN Bay Area "Considered not long ago to be a Warriors cornerstone, David Lee sat at his cubicle the other day discussing his greatly diminished role and, moreover, how he is coping with it. He doesn’t like it, but he understands. Winning, he says, makes it easier to digest the extended periods of..." March 10

  • Warriors Could Explore Trading David Lee Before Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors will almost certainly find themselves paying the luxury tax next season unless they unload David Lee's $15 million salary. Ownership hasn't said a deal to trad away Lee has to be found before the deadline as they don't want to upset the team's current chemistry. " February 17

  • Warriors’ David Lee says he’s cleared to extend his minutes played

    San Francisco Chronicle "A day after David Lee scored a season-high 13 points while logging a season-best 25 minutes against Philadelphia, the Warriors’ power forward ecstatically proclaimed Wednesday that his minutes limit has been lifted. The two-time All-Star played only 6:45 in the team’s first 25 games but has..." January 02

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    David Lee to play for the Warriors tonight vs. Kings. Reinjured left hamstring back on Nov. 5.Only played in 1 game this season.

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    Carl Steward @stewardsfolly

    David Lee did practice today. Not talking about it until tomorrow, though. Getting post-practice "maintenance."

  • Warriors GM Myers reveals time frame, goal for Lee's return

    CSN Bay Area "David Lee originally injured his left hamstring in Golden State's preseason finale on Oct. 24. He missed the first three games of the regular season, and aggravated it during the Warriors' fourth game, a 121-104 win over the Clippers. When will the 2013 All-Star suit up again? "He hasn't..." December 18

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    The Warriors announce that David Lee (left hamstring) will miss his 16th straight game Wednesday. Andrew Bogut (right knee) is questionable.

  • Still no definite timetable for David Lee’s return

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors power forward David Lee progressed to full-court drills in 5-on-0 scenarios Wednesday, but the team won’t release a complete re-evaluation on his condition until Thursday. Lee initially strained his hamstring in the final preseason game Oct. 24, and he missed the regular season’s first..." November 20

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    David Lee out for the road trip vs Houston, Phoenix

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    David Lee (hamstring) said he plans to play vs. the Clippers tomorrow. Doesn't know if he'll start or come off the bench.

  • Lee injury likely means Warriors’ depth will be tested early

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors believe they have great depth this season, and that premise will be tested right from Opening Night on Wednesday in Sacramento. Starting power forward David Lee was labeled by head coach Steve Kerr as “doubtful” with a hamstring injury, joining reserves Shaun Livingston (toe) and..." October 29

  • Warriors' Lee questionable for season opener

    Oakland Tribune "Warriors forward David Lee is questionable for Wednesday's season opener at Sacramento because of a strained left hamstring. The injury could give Draymond Green more of an opportunity to show just how much he has adjusted to new coach Steve Kerr's offense. Green averaged the same number of..." October 28

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    According to the Warriors' injury report, David Lee (hamstring) missed practice and is questionable for the opener.

  • Warriors’ Lee rediscovers his midrange jumper

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors power forward David Lee averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds last season, but still, he wasn’t satisfied with his individual performance. It must be nice to be upset about finishing 47 rebounds shy of averaging a double-double for a fifth season. As Lee researched what he needed to..." October 02

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Warriors PF David Lee said he's 100 percent after his "minor core muscle" surgery. He's just upset that he missed Team USA play.

  • David Lee’s surgery keeps him out of Team USA training

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors David Lee was omitted from the 19-man roster of participants for Team USA training released Monday, because the power forward had surgery to repair a core muscle in his pelvic area. The Warriors consider the injury to very minor and expect Lee to be fully recovered by early August." July 14

  • Warriors' David Lee: Don't count me out

    Oakland Tribune "While unable to provide a timetable for his return, Warriors forward David Lee said Wednesday not to count him out as far as getting back on the court, possibly even before the regular season ends. "Reports that say I'm done for the season I think are very premature," said Lee, who has a right..." April 10

  • Recovery of Warriors' Lee hindered by nerve problem in back

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors power forward David Lee, who has missed six games with a strained right hamstring, could be sidelined for an extended period. The 6-foot-9, 240-pounder missed Tuesday's practice, will miss Thursday's game against Denver, and now has been diagnosed with nerve inflammation in his back..." April 09

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    David Lee's recent MRI showed some inflammation, so he continues to be out indefinitely, maybe for a while longer.