Player Outlook

David Lee took one for the team and played the role of good soldier last season, accepting a bench role for the first time since 2007-08. The former All-Star played just 904 minutes in the regular season as the Warriors rode Draymond Green all the way to an NBA Championship. Lee requested a trade after the season and was sent to the Celtics, where he should have a bigger role waiting for him. The question: How big of a role will he have? Lee is still a tremendously talented offensive player who can absolutely serve as a focal point for the Celtics, but he will also have to compete with Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger for playing time, and it is possible none of those five players averages more than 25 minutes per game this season. Because Lee doesn't offer much beyond scoring, rebounding and assists, he is much more valuable in H2H standard scoring leagues, where you can look for him in the second half of drafts this season.

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  • Lee posted a double-double against Real Madrid over 21 minutes, contributing 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-4 FT), four assists, 11 rebounds, and a steal.The veteran power forward built on his strong showing in the exhibition opener by collecting a double-double and particularly making his presence felt on the defensive glass, where he collected nine of his 11 rebounds. Lee has plenty of competition for both the starting power forward role and playing time overall, with Jared Sullinger and Jonas Jerebko also vying for minutes, making it a situation worth monitoring over the balance of the preseason. However, with coach Brad Stevens having publicly touted Lee as a focal point of the offense in 2015-16, he is expected to receive significant playing time under any scenario, making him a solid late-round target in drafts.

  • What was long reported became official Monday, as the Warriors finalized a deal with the Celtics to send center David Lee to Boston in exchange for forward Gerald Wallace and guard Chris Babb. The trade was first reported on July 7, but the Celtics needed to make various roster moves in order to facilitate the trade. "On behalf of the entire Golden State Warriors organization, we thank David Lee for his contributions both on and off the court over the last five years," Warriors GM Bob Myers said. Lee averaged 7.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last season in a reduced role, while Wallace was a non-factor for the Celtics, scoring just 1.1 points in nine minutes.

  • The Celtics have agreed to send small forward Gerald Wallace to the Warriors for power forward David Lee. There will be no picks or cash involved in the deal, per NBA Insider Ken Berger, who has reported that it's a straight-up deal. The 33-year-old Wallace bottomed out last year, scoring just 1.1 points in nine minutes per game. Lee came off the bench to spark the Warriors in the NBA finals against Cleveland, but his 7.9 scoring average in the regular season was his lowest since his rookie year of 2005-06. He did average 5.2 rebounds in 18 minutes per game.

  • Warriors general manager Bob Myers is making it clear that the team has not made a decision on center David Lee's future, per It was reported earlier this week that the Warriors and Lee's camp came to an agreement that the team would look to find Lee a new team this offseason. Myers is suggesting that that move has not been made. "I know it's been reported, but we're still trying to figure out everything with the roster," Myers said at a season-ending news conference. "At this stage, we usually have more time before the draft or free agency. "But I won't sit here and say we've decided anything definitively. If I did, I'd probably end up changing my mind, or we would change our mind. Because what I'll find out now and what we'll find out is the next seven days prior to the draft and whatever it is until July 1, there'll be a lot of different things that'll be thrown at us that we'll explore. So it's not the right time to even say we're absolutely going in one direction or the other." Lee played in just 38 minutes over six games during the NBA Finals.

  • After a season of mostly sitting on the bench while being the team's highest paid player, the Warriors and forward David Lee have agreed to part ways, sources told ESPN. Lee's representatives and the Warriors will work together to find Lee a new team in the offseason. Lee played 38 minutes over six games in the NBA Finals and he received just 12 minutes in the Western Conference Finals against Houston.

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2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 49 160 51.1 0 0 68 65.4 388 7.92 16.7
2013 69 513 52.3 0 0.0 231 78.0 1257 18.22 30.6
2012 79 602 51.9 0 0.0 255 79.7 1459 18.47 35.2
2011 57 464 50.3 0 0.0 219 78.2 1147 20.12 34
2010 73 496 50.7 1 33.3 210 78.7 1203 16.48 31.7
2009 81 686 54.5 0 0.0 268 81.2 1640 20.25 38.4
2008 81 522 54.9 0 0.0 249 75.5 1293 15.96 31.4
2007 81 341 55.2 0 0.0 194 81.9 876 10.81 21.9
2006 58 240 60.0 0 0.0 141 81.5 621 10.71 24.3
2005 67 137 59.6 0 0.0 71 57.7 345 5.15 10.9
3 Year Avg 66 425 52.0 0 0.0 185 77.1 1035 15.68 28.9
Career 695 4161 53.3 1 3.6 1906 77.5 10229 14.72