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32-Year-Old    C,PF    Boston Celtics

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

7.1

REB

4.3

AST

1.8

STL

0.4

BLK

0.4

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Following a personally frustrating, yet championship season in Golden State, Lee was traded to the Celtics and hopes to rejuvenate his career. Excluding his rookie season, Lee had career-lows in points (7.9), rebounds (5.2), and steals (0.6) per game last season, as well as ...

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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 from the Warriors to the Celtics in July 2015.

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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
2014-15 31 GSW 49 18.4 7.9 5.2 1.7 0.6 0.5 0.0 51.1 65.4 1.0 1.7 3.6 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.4 1.4 2.1
2015-16 32 BOS 30 15.7 7.1 4.3 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.0 45.3 78.4 1.3 1.4 3.0 0.0 0.0 2.9 6.4 1.3 1.7
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

David Lee NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 1 16.0 4.0 5.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 16.7 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 12.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 16.2 7.2 5.4 1.6 0.4 1.0 0.0 37.5 75.0 0.8 1.8 3.6 0.2 0.0 3.0 8.0 1.2 1.6
Last 10 Games 10 15.9 7.6 4.8 1.9 0.3 0.8 0.0 38.8 83.3 1.1 1.3 3.5 0.1 0.0 3.3 8.5 1.0 1.2
Last 20 Games 20 15.7 7.6 4.3 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 45.5 75.9 1.3 1.3 3.0 0.1 0.0 3.3 7.2 1.1 1.5

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   David Lee
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 7 SAC Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 5 @CLE Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 3 DET Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 2 @NYK Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 31 @ORL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 29 ORL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 27 DEN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 25 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 24 @PHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 23 @PHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 22 CHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 20 @TOR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 18 @DAL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 16 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 15 PHO Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 13 IND Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 12 @NYK Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 10 @MEM 16 4 5 1 2 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
2016-1Jan 7 @CHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 6 DET Did Not Play
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2016-1Jan 4 @BKN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 2 BKN 10 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
2015-12Dec 30 LAL 15 6 6 0 0 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2015-12Dec 27 NYK Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 26 @DET Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 23 @CHA 18 10 7 3 0 2 0 4 7 2 2 0 0 2 5 2
2015-12Dec 21 MIN 22 13 8 3 0 1 3 5 11 3 4 0 0 5 3 3
2015-12Dec 18 ATL 18 6 7 1 0 2 2 3 11 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
2015-12Dec 16 @DET 8 6 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
2015-12Dec 15 CLE 18 8 4 3 0 0 2 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
2015-12Dec 12 @CHA 18 10 5 3 1 1 0 4 12 2 2 0 0 1 4 1
2015-12Dec 11 GSW 16 10 4 4 0 0 2 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
2015-12Dec 9 CHI 18 12 6 2 1 0 1 5 11 2 2 0 0 2 4 2
2015-12Dec 7 @NOP Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 5 @SAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 3 @SAC 15 2 3 4 1 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
2015-11Nov 30 @MIA 14 4 5 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 3
2015-11Nov 29 @ORL 21 11 4 3 0 0 0 5 6 1 3 0 0 1 3 0
2015-11Nov 27 WAS 17 12 6 4 0 0 3 5 7 2 2 0 0 4 2 1
2015-11Nov 25 PHI 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
2015-11Nov 24 @ATL 25 10 6 3 2 0 3 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
2015-11Nov 22 @BKN 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
2015-11Nov 20 BKN 17 11 3 3 1 1 3 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 3
2015-11Nov 18 DAL 15 14 1 1 0 0 1 4 7 6 6 0 0 0 1 2
2015-11Nov 16 @HOU 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
2015-11Nov 15 @OKC 14 4 2 2 1 0 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 3
2015-11Nov 13 ATL 12 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015-11Nov 11 IND 16 13 6 0 0 0 1 4 5 5 7 0 0 2 4 2
2015-11Nov 10 @MIL 21 13 5 3 0 2 1 5 7 3 4 0 0 4 1 2
2015-11Nov 6 WAS 13 2 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
2015-11Nov 4 @IND 18 10 6 1 0 0 1 4 6 2 3 0 0 2 4 2
2015-11Nov 1 SAS 21 2 8 1 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 3 5 1
2015-10Oct 30 TOR 17 6 6 2 1 0 1 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 4 2
2015-10Oct 28 PHI 22 8 5 5 0 1 2 2 8 4 4 0 0 1 4 3
David Lee Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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David Lee – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#5 Center
Also Listed As:  #5 Power Forward

1.  Jared Sullinger

2.  Kelly Olynyk

3.  Tyler Zeller

4.  Amir Johnson

5.  David Lee

Boston Celtics

True Shooting Percentage

49.9%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, David Lee has a true shooting percentage of 49.9%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

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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
2014-15 31 GSW 49 36.0 15.5 10.2 3.4 1.2 1.0 0.0 51.1 65.4 2.0 3.2 7.0 0.1 0.0 6.4 12.5 2.7 4.1
2015-16 32 BOS 30 36.0 16.4 10.0 4.1 0.9 1.0 0.0 45.3 78.4 2.9 3.1 6.8 0.1 0.0 6.7 14.7 3.1 3.9
Rest Of Season Projections 32 BOS 18 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for David Lee
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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
2014-15 31 GSW 49 904 388 257 85 31 26 0 51.1 65.4 49 81 176 2 0.0 160 313 68 104
2015-16 32 BOS 30 470 214 130 54 12 13 0 45.3 78.4 38 41 89 1 0.0 87 192 40 51
Rest Of Season Projections 32 BOS 18 56 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for David Lee
Preseason Projections 32 BOS 68 1911 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for David Lee

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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
2014-15 31 GSW 49 18.4 54.1 51.1 17.2 9.9 1.7 11.2
2015-16 32 BOS 30 15.7 49.9 45.3 17.6 12.4 1.4 9.0
Rest Of Season Projections 32 BOS 18 3.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for David Lee
Preseason Projections 32 BOS 68 28.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for David Lee

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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

Lee (coach's decision) didn't play in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

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Lee (coach's decision) didn't get off the bench in Monday's win over the Nets, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports.

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Lee (back) totaled six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), six rebounds, and two blocks in 15 minutes during the Celtics' 112-104 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.

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Lee (back) will be available Wednesday against the Lakers after missing the previous two games with back spasms, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

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Lee (back) returned to practice Tuesday, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports.

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Lee (back) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Knicks, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

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Lee has been ruled out Saturday against the Pistons with a sore lower back.

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Lee totaled 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 18 minutes during the Celtics' 102-89 win over the Hornets on Wednesday.

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Lee will move to the bench Wednesday against the Hornets, CSN New England reports.

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Lee posted 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds (five offensive), three assists, and one block across 22 minutes in Monday's 113-98 win over the Timberwolves.

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Lee will move into the starting lineup at power forward Monday against the Timberwolves, Jessica Camerato of Basketball Insiders reports.

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Lee collected eight points (4-8 FG), four rebounds, and three assists over 18 minutes in Tuesday's 89-77 loss to the Cavaliers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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-pocked season comes after he suffered a hip injury just before the 2013 playoffs. Entering his age-31 season, it's reasonable to question Lee's health. What we can't question is his effort or his production. The former Florida Gator averaged 18.2 points on 52-percent shooting with 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocks in 33 minutes per game last season. He's had better rebounding seasons, but the presence of a healthy Andrew Bogut frees up Lee to impact games in other ways. Such as scoring. Lee can score a variety of ways inside and has a pick-and-pop jumper. He gets ridiculed for his defensive inadequacies, but that doesn't stop the Warriors from trotting him out every night. The team wants to keep him to a sustainable 32-34 minutes per night, as was the case last season, but the they don't have a quality backup. Marreese Speights was supposed to be that last year, but he showed up in poor condition and never earned the coach's confidence. New head coach Steve Kerr will try out Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes in certain small lineup combinations, but most of the power forward minutes belong to Lee.

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.