Tag:Golden State
Posted on: November 12, 2010 4:27 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2010 8:15 pm

Report: David Lee to miss two weeks

Posted by Royce Young

The Warriors will be without power forward David Lee for two weeks due to an infected elbow, according to FoxSports.com. Lee injured the elbow when Wilson Chandler's face smacked into it and cut deep into it. Chandler actually lost half a tooth on the play.

The cut was so deep, Lee said he could see his bone. And as a result, it's gotten infected and now he's on the shelf. InsideBayArea.com also reports that Lee will have surgery on the arm as well to help clear out the issues. You can't really see that great what happened on the play, but here's video of it.

The San Francisco Chronicle had some details as to what was going on with the big cut yesterday.

“I know, I know, it’s an elbow scratch,” Lee said. “But I was in the worst pain of my life.”

Lee was injured in Wednesday’s victory over the Knicks, when his elbow caught Wilson Chandler’s face on a rebound and knocked out two teeth. Lee completed the game with a three-layered tape job that couldn’t completely restrain the blood from coming to the surface, and he had his best game of the season (28 points, 10 rebounds).

At 8 a.m., however, he woke up in excruciating pain with swelling in his forearm and biceps. By 8:30 a.m., Lee and head athletic trainer Tommy Abdenour were on their way to a Chicago emergency room.

The hospital started an IV and got Lee started on a series of antibiotics. During an X-ray, Lee said blood was dripping off both sides of the machine.

“Now I know what it feels like to give birth,” Lee said. “… I’m a pretty good interview when I’m on Vicodin, huh?”

Well that's pretty darn gross. Blood dripping off both sides of the machine? Three-layered bandages couldn't hold back the blood? I guess it's not hard to see how that thing got nasty.

The Warriors will likely go with Brandan Wright at power forward but will be hurting seriously without Lee. Alongside Andris Biedrins, he's really given the Warriors a decent frontcourt, especially in the rebounding department. Plus, with Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry driving, Lee is a quality mid-range jumpshooter.

But props to Lee for finishing out the game despite battling a cut so bad that blood was literally everywhere. Who says the Warriors are a finesse team?
Category: NBA
Posted on: July 8, 2010 2:22 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2010 3:11 pm

KB Updates: Lee-Randolph, Amar'e S&T, Cats moves

Posted by Royce Young

A few interesting things from CBSSports.com's Ken Berger:

  • The Heat are actively trying to clear Michael Beasley and his $4.9 million off the books in order to complete its dream team. Right now, Miami is talking a three-way trade that involves Charlotte and Houston. Beasley would go to Charlotte, with the Rockets getting something from the Bobcats.
  • Amare Stoudemire's move to New York was actually done as a sign-and-trade, Berger reports. The deal is five years, $99.9 million. The Knicks save about $800,000 on next year's cap as a result of it and the Suns get a trade exception and conditional future pick.
  • The Bobcats are in serious talks to offer either Luis Scola or Tyrus Thomas a contract. Both are restricted free agents and Berger says that Houston owner Leslie Alexander is determined to match any offer on Scola.
That's it for now, but obviously, much more to come.

Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:42 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2010 7:43 pm

Warriors, Knicks talking Randolph for Lee swap?

Posted by Royce Young

Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times reports the Warriors and Knicks are potentially close to a deal that would send David Lee to Golden State and Anthony Randolph to New York via a sign-and-trade.

The rumored deal would send Randolph plus "a few other pieces." The hangup? LeBron James. According to Thompson, if LeBron decides to go anywhere but New York, the trade has potential. Otherwise, it might die. If LeBron decides to go to New York, in order to make room for his max contract, the Knicks would have to drop Lee to free up the cap space. That would end the sign-and-trade possibility and GSW's shot at Lee. But if LeBron doesn’t go to New York, then the Warriors are in play.

As for what Lee might get, Thompson said the Warriors won't offer Lee a max deal, but GSW's ceiling is a six-year contract starting somewhere around $13 million.

Thompson also said three other teams have offers on the table for a sign-and-trade with Lee, but that's just if LeBron opts to play somewhere other than New York.

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