Lee logged 20 points (7-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 112-103 win over the Pelicans.
Lee amassed career highs in scoring and rebounding while matching his career high in made threes. The 26-year-old rookie has appeared in four straight games, and with the Warriors likely to rest most of their top players during Wednesday's regular season finale versus the Grizzlies, he's a good bet to earn a sizable share of minutes once again.
Lee, one of the Warriors' two-way players, hasn't been included in the rotation all season, so it's not surprising he wasn't summoned from the bench in a tight affair. His availability is probably the more notable takeaway, as Lee had been tending to a left ankle injury earlier this month before returning to action Feb. 10 with the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors. Lee will likely head back to the G League in short order and see most of his minutes with the affiliate moving forward.
Lee did not play in Santa Cruz's 95-88 win over Stockton on Wednesday due to a left ankle injury.
Lee has been bouncing back and forth between the Golden State and Santa Cruz Warriors throughout the season and it's clear why. Lee's ability to score has helped net him NBA playing time, as shown in his last game with Santa Cruz, where he scored 29 points on 52.9 percent shooting back on February 1. If Lee can get back on the court and continue developing, the second-year G League star should be able to find more consistent time on Golden State's bench, and might even get reserve minutes for the reigning NBA champions.
In his third season in the G League, Lee has been a go-to option for Santa Cruz, averaging 19.9 points (on 47.1 percent shooting from the floor), 5.4 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.0 steal in 31.7 minutes per game over 14 appearances. As a two-way player, Lee occasionally makes cameos at the NBA level, but all of his action has come exclusively in the G League since Christmas Day.
Lee saw a season-high allotment of minutes and equaled the season best in scoring he'd established two games ago. It remains to be seen how long the 26-year-old's stint with the NBA club lasts, but he's now seen between 18 and Wednesday's 27 minutes in the last trio of contests. Lee displayed some upside last season over 15 games (11 starts) with the Warriors, averaging 10.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals across 26.9 minutes.
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