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David Lee

31-Year-Old    C,PF    Golden State Warriors

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

18.2

REB

9.3

AST

2.1

STL

0.7

BLK

0.4

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Lee suffered through several nagging injuries and was limited to 67 games last season, the first time in seven seasons he's missed double-digit games. He's been healthy throughout his career, averaging 37 minutes per game the previous four seasons, but last year's injury-poc...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 230 lbs   DOB: 4/29/1983  College: Florida   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #30 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Warriors in July 2010 as part of a sign-and-trade deal, which will pay him $80 million for six years.

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Lee scored 24 points on 11-of-11 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line in Friday night's preseason loss to Miami. He added six rebounds and an assist.

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David Lee NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 67 16.8 5.1 4.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.0 59.6 57.7 0.8 1.6 2.9 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.4 1.1 1.8
2006-07 23 58 29.8 10.7 10.4 1.8 0.8 0.4 0.0 60.0 81.5 1.6 3.4 7.0 0.0 0.0 4.1 6.9 2.4 3.0
2007-08 24 81 29.1 10.8 8.9 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.0 55.2 81.9 1.2 3.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 7.6 2.4 2.9
2008-09 25 81 34.9 16.0 11.7 2.1 1.0 0.3 0.0 54.9 75.5 1.9 3.2 8.6 0.0 0.0 6.4 11.7 3.1 4.1
2009-10 26 81 37.3 20.2 11.7 3.6 1.0 0.5 0.0 54.5 81.2 2.3 2.8 8.9 0.1 0.0 8.5 15.5 3.3 4.1
2010-11 27 GSW 73 36.1 16.5 9.8 3.2 1.0 0.4 0.0 50.7 78.7 2.3 3.0 6.8 0.0 33.3 6.8 13.4 2.9 3.7
2011-12 28 GSW 57 37.2 20.1 9.6 2.8 0.9 0.4 0.0 50.3 78.2 2.6 3.0 6.6 0.1 0.0 8.1 16.2 3.8 4.9
2012-13 29 GSW 79 36.8 18.5 11.2 3.5 0.8 0.3 0.0 51.9 79.7 2.6 2.8 8.5 0.1 0.0 7.6 14.7 3.2 4.1
2013-14 30 GSW 69 33.2 18.2 9.3 2.1 0.7 0.4 0.0 52.3 78.0 2.2 2.6 6.7 0.0 0.0 7.4 14.2 3.3 4.3
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

David Lee – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Center

True Shooting Percentage

56.6%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, David Lee had a true shooting percentage of 56.6%.

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David Lee NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 67 36.0 11.0 9.7 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.0 59.6 57.7 1.6 3.5 6.2 0.0 0.0 4.4 7.3 2.3 3.9
2006-07 23 58 36.0 12.9 12.5 2.2 1.0 0.5 0.0 60.0 81.5 1.9 4.1 8.4 0.0 0.0 5.0 8.3 2.9 3.6
2007-08 24 81 36.0 13.4 11.1 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.0 55.2 81.9 1.5 3.7 7.4 0.0 0.0 5.2 9.4 3.0 3.6
2008-09 25 81 36.0 16.5 12.1 2.2 1.0 0.3 0.0 54.9 75.5 1.9 3.3 8.9 0.0 0.0 6.7 12.1 3.2 4.2
2009-10 26 81 36.0 19.6 11.3 3.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 54.5 81.2 2.3 2.7 8.6 0.1 0.0 8.2 15.0 3.2 3.9
2010-11 27 GSW 73 36.0 16.4 9.8 3.2 1.0 0.4 0.0 50.7 78.7 2.3 3.0 6.8 0.0 33.3 6.8 13.4 2.9 3.6
2011-12 28 GSW 57 36.0 19.5 9.3 2.7 0.9 0.4 0.0 50.3 78.2 2.5 2.9 6.3 0.1 0.0 7.9 15.6 3.7 4.8
2012-13 29 GSW 79 36.0 18.1 11.0 3.5 0.8 0.3 0.0 51.9 79.7 2.6 2.7 8.3 0.0 0.0 7.5 14.4 3.2 4.0
2013-14 30 GSW 69 36.0 19.8 10.1 2.3 0.8 0.4 0.0 52.3 78.0 2.4 2.9 7.3 0.0 0.0 8.1 15.4 3.6 4.7
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David Lee NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 67 1128 345 303 43 30 20 0 59.6 57.7 51 109 194 0 0.0 137 230 71 123
2006-07 23 58 1731 621 602 104 48 23 0 60.0 81.5 92 196 406 0 0.0 240 400 141 173
2007-08 24 81 2356 876 724 95 55 29 0 55.2 81.9 97 242 482 2 0.0 341 618 194 237
2008-09 25 81 2824 1293 951 174 80 22 0 54.9 75.5 150 256 695 3 0.0 522 951 249 330
2009-10 26 81 3018 1640 949 295 85 40 0 54.5 81.2 189 228 721 8 0.0 686 1258 268 330
2010-11 27 GSW 73 2634 1203 714 233 74 31 1 50.7 78.7 170 217 497 3 33.3 496 978 210 267
2011-12 28 GSW 57 2121 1147 545 162 54 22 0 50.3 78.2 149 171 374 5 0.0 464 922 219 280
2012-13 29 GSW 79 2907 1459 886 279 67 22 0 51.9 79.7 207 218 668 4 0.0 602 1160 255 320
2013-14 30 GSW 69 2288 1257 643 147 48 26 0 52.3 78.0 152 182 461 1 0.0 513 981 231 296
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David Lee NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 22 67 16.8 60.7 59.6 11.4 13.5 0.8 8.1
2006-07 23 58 29.8 65.2 60.0 15.5 13.7 1.1 19.2
2007-08 24 81 29.1 60.6 55.2 10.4 10.6 1.0 16.8
2008-09 25 81 34.9 59.0 54.9 12.3 10.6 1.2 23.0
2009-10 26 81 37.3 58.4 54.5 15.6 10.0 1.6 27.0
2010-11 27 GSW 73 36.1 54.9 50.8 15.5 11.3 1.4 21.2
2011-12 28 GSW 57 37.2 54.9 50.3 11.9 11.0 1.1 22.1
2012-13 29 GSW 79 36.8 56.1 51.9 15.6 11.6 1.3 23.8
2013-14 30 GSW 69 33.2 56.6 52.3 10.4 10.8 1.0 20.8
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David Lee 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 3 at LAC 38 13 13 3 0 0 3 4 9 5 6 0 0 4 9 3
May 1 LAC 26 8 9 2 1 0 1 4 8 0 0 0 0 3 6 6
Apr 29 at LAC 28 18 10 4 0 0 1 8 13 2 4 0 0 5 5 5
Apr 27 LAC 38 15 6 2 2 0 2 7 11 1 1 0 0 0 6 5
Apr 24 LAC 32 12 9 4 0 0 0 6 15 0 0 0 0 8 1 3
Apr 21 at LAC 20 11 4 0 0 0 4 4 8 3 4 0 0 1 3 2
Apr 19 at LAC 36 20 13 3 1 0 6 8 13 4 4 0 0 3 10 4
Apr 16 at DEN                                
Apr 14 MIN 28 25 9 1 2 0 1 12 14 1 2 0 0 4 5 5
Apr 13 at POR 33 4 4 2 1 0 3 2 9 0 2 0 0 0 4 6
Apr 11 at LAL 25 10 10 2 2 0 0 4 12 2 2 0 0 4 6 1
Apr 10 DEN                                
Apr 6 UTA                                
Apr 4 SAC                                
Apr 2 at SAS                                
Apr 1 at DAL                                
Mar 30 NYK                                
Mar 28 MEM                                
Mar 22 SAS 28 13 7 1 0 0 5 5 11 3 4 0 0 1 6 3
Mar 20 MIL 37 22 12 3 1 1 3 9 11 4 7 0 0 1 11 2
Mar 18 ORL 32 20 10 1 1 0 1 8 12 4 4 0 0 2 8 2
Mar 16 at POR 24 16 3 0 1 1 1 8 15 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
Mar 14 CLE 35 16 5 3 0 0 3 7 16 2 2 0 0 0 5 3
Mar 12 at LAC 31 20 7 4 0 0 0 10 15 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
Mar 11 DAL 29 6 10 1 0 0 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
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Mar 9 PHO 37 26 9 3 0 0 5 11 18 4 5 0 0 2 7 5
Mar 7 ATL 25 18 6 2 1 0 1 9 12 0 2 0 0 1 5 2
Mar 5 at BOS 25 18 10 3 2 0 1 9 17 0 0 0 0 5 5 3
Mar 4 at IND 22 11 5 2 0 0 1 4 7 3 6 0 0 1 4 3
Mar 2 at TOR 43 20 11 3 0 0 1 8 18 4 4 0 0 7 4 5
Feb 28 at NYK 24 10 6 0 2 1 2 4 6 2 2 0 0 4 2 2
Feb 26 at CHI 21 11 6 0 2 2 2 4 11 3 5 0 0 2 4 2
Feb 24 at DET                                
Feb 22 BKN                                
Feb 20 HOU 45 28 14 0 2 1 5 11 22 6 7 0 0 2 12 4
Feb 19 at SAC 40 23 11 2 2 1 1 10 20 3 4 0 0 3 8 3
Feb 12 MIA 33 21 11 2 2 0 3 8 15 5 8 0 0 5 6 3
Feb 10 PHI 31 13 13 4 1 1 2 5 8 3 4 0 0 3 10 3
Feb 8 at PHO                                
Feb 6 CHI                                
Feb 4 CHA 23 8 3 0 1 1 3 3 13 2 2 0 0 1 2 1
Jan 31 at UTA                                
Jan 30 LAC 36 22 11 4 0 0 2 10 15 2 2 0 0 3 8 4
Jan 28 WAS 32 11 5 1 0 0 3 2 10 7 10 0 0 1 4 2
Jan 26 POR 36 17 12 3 1 0 3 6 16 5 6 0 0 2 10 4
Jan 24 MIN 34 23 7 2 0 0 2 10 15 3 3 0 0 1 6 5
Jan 20 IND 36 20 12 2 1 0 0 8 19 4 8 0 0 5 7 5
Jan 18 at NOP 35 22 8 1 0 2 0 9 19 4 4 0 0 2 6 3
Jan 17 at OKC 32 13 9 1 0 0 2 6 14 1 2 0 0 2 7 5
Jan 15 DEN 38 28 11 2 0 0 2 8 16 12 13 0 0 2 9 2
Jan 10 BOS 35 16 7 4 1 0 2 8 19 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
Jan 8 at BKN 40 20 7 3 1 1 5 9 14 2 5 0 0 2 5 3
Jan 7 at MIL 35 22 18 2 0 1 2 10 12 2 2 0 0 6 12 5
Jan 5 at WAS 39 21 11 6 1 0 1 10 16 1 2 0 0 2 9 1
Jan 3 at ATL 39 23 8 3 2 0 2 9 16 5 7 0 0 3 5 1
Jan 2 at MIA 36 32 14 3 0 0 3 13 17 6 7 0 0 3 11 4
Dec 31 at ORL 28 22 9 2 0 2 3 11 15 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
Dec 29 at CLE 30 19 4 2 0 1 1 8 13 3 3 0 0 1 3 6
Dec 27 PHO 26 17 7 5 0 0 4 7 10 3 4 0 0 2 5 4
Dec 25 LAC 39 23 13 3 0 1 5 10 20 3 3 0 0 5 8 4
Dec 23 at DEN 38 28 10 2 0 0 2 11 21 6 6 0 0 2 8 3
Dec 21 LAL 33 19 10 0 1 0 3 8 18 3 4 0 0 3 7 3
Dec 19 SAS 39 32 13 2 1 0 1 13 22 6 7 0 0 7 6 5
Dec 17 NOP 34 21 17 2 2 0 1 10 15 1 2 0 0 6 11 2
Dec 15 at PHO 35 18 13 0 0 0 2 7 18 4 5 0 0 6 7 4
Dec 13 HOU 37 23 10 0 1 2 2 8 13 7 8 0 0 3 7 4
Dec 11 DAL 38 15 11 3 1 1 2 7 16 1 2 0 0 5 6 4
Dec 9 at CHA 43 14 16 2 0 0 4 5 14 4 4 0 0 5 11 2
Dec 7 at MEM 39 23 11 0 3 1 0 10 21 3 4 0 0 4 7 1
Dec 6 at HOU 22 11 3 0 0 0 1 4 7 3 4 0 0 1 2 1
Dec 3 TOR 36 18 8 4 0 0 2 6 10 6 6 0 0 2 6 1
Dec 1 at SAC 35 11 4 3 0 1 1 4 11 3 4 0 0 3 1 4
Nov 29 at OKC 42 10 12 4 0 0 2 2 12 6 8 0 0 2 10 2
Nov 27 at DAL 30 20 12 3 0 0 0 7 14 6 8 0 0 3 9 1
Nov 26 at NOP 39 19 7 3 0 0 1 6 14 7 7 0 0 0 7 2
Nov 23 POR 41 15 12 1 1 0 3 7 13 1 2 0 0 0 12 4
Nov 22 at LAL 42 21 13 4 1 0 5 7 17 7 8 0 0 4 9 2
Nov 20 MEM 43 18 8 1 1 0 1 9 17 0 2 0 0 1 7 4
Nov 18 at UTA 27 14 14 2 0 1 5 4 9 6 8 0 0 5 9 1
Nov 16 UTA 27 13 5 1 0 0 1 5 10 3 4 0 0 0 5 2
Nov 14 OKC 36 20 4 3 1 0 2 10 22 0 0 0 0 3 1 2
Nov 12 DET 27 17 9 2 0 0 1 6 10 5 6 0 0 2 7 1
Nov 9 at MEM 23 13 9 1 1 1 2 4 8 5 6 0 0 4 5 6
Nov 8 at SAS 36 13 10 3 0 0 3 5 13 3 4 0 0 1 9 3
Nov 6 at MIN 36 22 15 1 2 1 5 10 16 2 2 0 0 2 13 4
Nov 4 at PHI 26 18 7 2 0 0 5 8 15 2 2 0 0 3 4 0
Nov 2 SAC 31 15 12 3 1 0 3 6 11 3 3 0 1 1 11 4
Oct 31 at LAC 29 22 5 2 1 0 1 8 15 6 8 0 0 2 3 6
Oct 30 LAL 27 24 8 5 0 1 4 8 13 8 9 0 0 3 5 3

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David Lee: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lee was given the night off Thursday, the first of a back-to-back set, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lee will not play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Nuggets in Des Moines, the San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons reports.

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Lee left Tuesday's preseason game in the second half and was seen holding a bag of ice on his right hip, CSN Bay Area's Monte Poole reports.

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Lee said he's worked on his mid-range game in the offseason, including a remake of his jump shot, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "I know I can shoot the ball," Lee said after Wednesday's practice. "All it was about was getting that confidence back after not shooting much last year… I'll be ready to take and make that shot when it's there now."

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Lee said he is 100 percent healthy after undergoing a procedure to repair a torn abdominal muscle in the offseason, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lee (abdomen) is expected to be ready to participate at the start of training camp, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Lee has resumed working out after having "minor" surgery in June to mend a core muscle, the CSN Bay Area reports.

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Lee (stomach) is said to have an "automatic" starting spot under new Warriors coach Steve Kerr, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Lee underwent minor surgery to repair a core muscle in his pelvic area and will not train with Team USA in Las Vegas, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lee is on the Warriors' trading block, the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Lee scored 13 points (4-9 FG, 5-6 FT) and pulled down 13 rebounds, for his third double-double of the series in 38 minutes Saturday.

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Lee had 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 FT) to go with 10 rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes Tuesday in a loss to the Clippers.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Lee had a strong regular season in 2012-13 before being sidelined with a hip injury early in the playoffs. Lee posted averages of 18.5 points (52 percent from the field, 80 percent from the line), 11.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 37 minutes per game. While he does not provide the blocks that traditional power forwards do, his ability to produce assists makes up for it. Lee has always put up good percentages, with career averages of 54 percent from the field and 78 percent from the line. If he can fully recover from his hip surgery, he will still be a valuable fantasy asset this coming season. His touches on the offensive end are likely to take a dip, however, with new addition Andre Iguodala at the wing and with the further emergence of Harrison Barnes. Lee will have to continue to produce in other categories such as rebounds and assists in order to make up for the possible decrease in offensive opportunities with all the firepower at the Warriors' disposal.

2012-13

Lee narrowly missed averaging a double-double in 2011-12, posting 20.1 points on 50.3 percent shooting with 9.6 rebounds per game. At 29, Lee’s motor showed no sign of stopping. Golden State was bereft of quality big men that could impact games, so coach Mark Jackson relied heavily on the Florida grad. He averaged over 37 minutes a game last season and has averaged 36.8 over the past three seasons. Though perhaps the burden is starting to show; Lee’s season ended early because of torn abdominal and adductor muscles, which required surgery. He was cleared for full-contact work back in July and is expected to be ready when camp opens up. The upcoming season, Lee will be getting some help. Andrew Bogut will start at center and Carl Landry was signed as a backup in the frontcourt. A little less playing time will help keep Lee fresh and available for the long haul. Lee’s never been a shot blocker, but he’s managed to average 1.0 steals per game over his career, so he can bring something to the defense categories. With more scoring options on the floor--Bogut, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson--Golden State won’t need Lee hoisting a career-high 16.2 shots per game, as he averaged last season, though he will remain a nightly double-double threat.

2011-12

Switching from the high-octane Knicks to the run-and-gun Warriors figured to be a seamless transition for Lee, but it took the 28-year-old some time to look fully comfortable with his new squad. Despite a slower than expected start, Lee still managed to finish with averages of 16.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals. He was once again one of the better double-double options in the league, finishing tied for seventh with 37. His shooting dropped below 54 percent for the first time in his career, but Lee still managed to chime in with a solid 50.7 percent success rate. Lee also thrived at the free throw line, hitting 78.7 percent of his attempts. As in years past, blocks remained vacant from Lee’s production. As an undersized (6-9, 250) and not overly athletic big man, Lee will never be much of a contributor on the defensive side of the ball. The Warriors will continue to run their offense through Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry, but Lee will be the primary option in the post and be asked shoulder the load on the glass. Look for another year full of double-doubles from Lee as he enters his seventh season.

2010-11

Lee was a monster in fantasy leagues last season, averaging 20.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting 81.2 percent from the line. He doesn't offer much shot blocking, but Lee's 53 doubles-doubles were the fourth most in the NBA. Lee inked a six-year, $80 million contract with the Warriors, who completed a sign-and-trade with the Knicks over the offseason. Golden State must think highly of him, as they not only doled out $80 million but also gave up promising young big man Anthony Randolph in the deal. Lee played in an ideal system under Mike D'Antoni in New York over the past few years, but if there was one situation as uptempo as the Knicks, it's the Warriors, so a steep decline in production would surprise us. While matching last year's gaudy stats would be hard to do, Lee remains in a system that fits his skills, and the Warriors are going to give him all the run he can handle. Expect Lee to continue to rack up the double-doubles in 2010-11. Lee suffered a finger injury that prevented him from playing for Team USA at the world championships and was expected to sideline him 6-to-8 weeks, but the injury didn't require surgery, and he's expected to enter the year fully healthy.

2009-10

Lee was one of the NBA’s most prolific rebounders in his first season under head coach Mike D’Antoni. He led the league in double-doubles (65), ranked second in total rebounds (951) and was third in the league in per-game average (11.7), falling behind only Dwight Howard (13.8) and Troy Murphy (11.8). A restricted free agent at press time, Lee should maintain similar production to last year’s totals so long as he remains with the Knicks. Lee’s athleticism makes him a perfect fit for D’Antoni’s system as his job is primarily to attack the basket for offensive rebounds and put-backs. Lee’s one downfall as a center is his lack of blocks. He averaged 0.3 bpg last season, less than Charlotte’s pint-sized point guard, Raymond Felton (0.4 bpg). Pick and roll plays are Lee’s bread and butter. He lacks a perimeter game and hasn’t been asked to develop one. His role is clearly defined, a primary reason why he ranked 11th in efficiency last season, making him one of the most reliable and consistent players to own at fantasy’s most shallow position. Just keep in mind that a departure from D’Antoni’s system would depress Lee’s production back to previous levels.

2008-09

It will be feast or famine with David Lee this season. In some respects, he seems like an ideal fit for Mike D’Antoni’s hurry-up offense, with the ability to generate rebounds, run the floor, finish on the break or score on put-backs. On the other hand, D’Antoni likes big men who can shoot, and Lee’s range – to be charitable – extends to about five feet. If he wins a spot in the starting lineup, or even a key bench role, Lee will be a near-automatic double-double, and at press time, things are looking pretty good, with general manager Donnie Walsh reportedly pushing to deal Zach Randolph. But he’s also one of the most marketable Knicks, so don’t be surprised to see his name in dozens of trade rumors.

2007-08

Lee hustled and rebounded his way into a prominent role with the Knicks last year and wound up as one of just seven NBA players to average a double-double (10.7 points, 10.4 rebounds). He also shot 60 percent from the field and 81.5 from the line, great percentages, though he didn’t take many shots. Nonetheless, Lee was never able to get into the starting lineup on a consistent basis despite averaging 12.7 points, 11.7 boards and 64 percent shooting in 12 games as a starter. Lee’s potential for this season was also likely hurt by the team’s acquisition of fellow power forward Zach Randolph this summer. Still, given Lee’s work ethic and the numbers he put up as a sixth man last season, we expect him to play a significant role again with the Knicks.

2005-06

Lee is an athletic forward with good size (6’10”, 240) and an excellent motor. His prospects for a long, solid NBA career are excellent, but on a team already overloaded with big forwards, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be a significant contributor as a rookie.