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31-Year-Old    C,PF    Golden State Warriors

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

7.9

REB

5.2

AST

1.7

STL

0.6

BLK

0.5

2014-15 NBA ROS 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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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  4/22/2015
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 (back) will not play in Monday's Game 2 against the Pelicans, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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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
Rest Of Season Projections 31 GSW 1 19.9 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for David Lee
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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 3 10.0 2.3 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.5 50.0 1.3 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.7 0.3 0.7
Last 30 Days 9 17.3 6.8 4.1 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 50.0 53.8 1.1 1.7 2.4 0.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 0.8 1.4
Last 5 Games 5 13.0 3.8 3.4 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 40.0 50.0 1.0 1.4 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 4.0 0.6 1.2
Last 10 Games 10 17.6 6.8 4.4 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 51.7 53.3 1.0 1.6 2.8 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.8 0.8 1.5
Last 20 Games 20 17.4 7.1 4.4 1.2 0.3 0.4 0.0 52.6 52.5 1.0 1.5 2.9 0.1 0.0 3.0 5.7 1.1 2.0

 

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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#3 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #5 Center

1.  Draymond Green

2.  Marreese Speights

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3.  James McAdoo

4.  Harrison Barnes

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True Shooting Percentage

54.1%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, David Lee has a true shooting percentage of 54.1%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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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
Rest Of Season Projections 31 GSW 1 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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
Rest Of Season Projections 31 GSW 1 20 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for David Lee
Preseason Projections 31 GSW 70 2184 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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
Rest Of Season Projections 31 GSW 1 19.9 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for David Lee
Preseason Projections 31 GSW 70 31.2 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for David Lee

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

David Lee 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 20 NOP                                
Apr 18 NOP                                
Apr 15 DEN                                
Apr 13 MEM 14 3 2 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 2
Apr 11 MIN                                
Apr 9 POR 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Apr 7 at NOP 11 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
Apr 5 at SAS 14 5 6 2 0 0 1 2 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 0
Apr 4 at DAL                                
Apr 2 PHO 21 7 6 1 0 0 0 3 7 1 2 0 0 2 4 2
Mar 31 at LAC 30 17 7 1 0 0 0 8 12 1 2 0 0 3 4 2
Mar 28 at MIL 21 12 4 1 0 0 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Mar 27 at MEM 17 6 0 1 2 0 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 24 at POR                                
Mar 23 WAS 23 7 9 2 0 0 2 3 11 1 2 0 0 4 5 2
Mar 21 UTA                                
Mar 20 NOP 20 7 7 2 0 1 0 3 4 1 2 0 0 1 6 1
Mar 18 ATL                                
Mar 16 LAL 12 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 2 3
Mar 14 NYK 24 10 4 2 0 1 2 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Mar 13 at DEN 31 13 4 3 1 1 0 4 12 5 6 0 0 1 3 3
Mar 11 DET                                
Mar 9 at PHO                                
Mar 8 LAC 19 4 6 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 3 3 1
Mar 6 DAL                                
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Mar 4 MIL 7 2 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Mar 2 at BKN 11 4 3 2 1 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Mar 1 at BOS 8 3 5 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 2 0 1 3 2 1
Feb 27 at TOR 20 8 2 1 1 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Feb 26 at CLE 21 19 4 2 0 1 2 8 11 3 5 0 0 2 2 4
Feb 24 at WAS 18 5 10 1 1 0 0 2 6 1 2 0 0 1 9 0
Feb 22 at IND 18 6 12 2 1 0 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 6 6 4
Feb 20 SAS 19 11 4 1 2 1 1 5 5 1 4 0 0 1 3 1
Feb 11 at MIN 13 4 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Feb 9 at PHI 19 0 3 5 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Feb 7 at NYK 22 10 10 5 0 0 0 2 3 6 6 0 0 2 8 3
Feb 6 at ATL 13 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 3
Feb 4 DAL 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
Feb 3 at SAC 23 8 5 1 2 2 1 3 7 2 2 0 0 2 3 4
Jan 31 PHO 22 5 3 3 2 0 0 1 3 3 4 0 0 1 2 1
Jan 30 at UTA 25 7 3 3 0 1 0 3 6 1 2 0 0 2 1 1
Jan 27 CHI 30 24 9 6 0 0 0 10 17 4 4 0 0 4 5 4
Jan 25 BOS 16 2 6 7 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Jan 23 SAC 18 5 9 0 2 0 1 2 7 1 1 0 0 3 6 3
Jan 21 HOU 20 9 10 3 3 1 2 4 9 1 2 0 0 5 5 2
Jan 19 DEN 19 6 10 3 1 1 2 2 6 2 4 0 0 1 9 1
Jan 17 at HOU 25 18 8 1 0 1 1 8 13 2 5 0 0 4 4 3
Jan 16 at OKC 22 9 6 1 0 1 2 3 7 3 6 0 0 1 5 2
Jan 14 MIA 23 8 6 5 0 0 0 3 5 2 2 0 0 2 4 1
Jan 13 at UTA 24 10 8 4 2 2 0 4 8 2 2 0 0 2 6 2
Jan 9 CLE 17 8 5 1 1 1 3 3 6 2 2 0 0 1 4 0
Jan 7 IND 17 13 3 1 1 0 2 6 10 1 2 0 0 0 3 4
Jan 5 OKC 21 8 8 2 0 0 1 4 10 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
Jan 2 TOR 23 12 7 0 1 2 1 6 10 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Dec 30 PHI 25 13 4 2 1 2 2 5 9 3 4 0 0 0 4 1
Dec 27 MIN 17 10 7 1 0 2 0 3 10 4 4 0 1 3 4 2
Dec 25 at LAC 19 11 3 1 1 0 2 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 3
Dec 23 at LAL 18 12 7 1 1 0 1 4 8 4 4 0 0 0 7 1
Dec 22 SAC 16 6 7 0 0 1 0 3 9 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Dec 18 OKC                                
Dec 16 at MEM                                
Dec 14 at NOP                                
Dec 13 at DAL                                
Dec 10 HOU                                
Dec 8 at MIN                                
Dec 6 at CHI                                
Dec 4 NOP                                
Dec 2 ORL                                
Nov 30 at DET                                
Nov 28 at CHA                                
Nov 26 at ORL                                
Nov 25 at MIA                                
Nov 23 at OKC                                
Nov 21 UTA                                
Nov 16 at LAL                                
Nov 15 CHA                                
Nov 13 BKN                                
Nov 11 SAS                                
Nov 9 at PHO                                
Nov 8 at HOU                                
Nov 5 LAC 7 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 2 at POR                                
Nov 1 LAL                                
Oct 29 at SAC                                

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

Lee (back) has been ruled out for Game 1 on Saturday, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lee (back) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Pelicans, Monte Poole of CSN reports.

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Lee (back) will be held out of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

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Lee returned to the bench Saturday with a healthy Draymond Green available, but did not enter the contest at all.

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Lee continues to start with Draymond Green (shin) out. On Thursday, he scored seven points (3-7 FG, 1-2 FT) in addition to picking up six rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes.

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Lee will receive the start Thursday in place of the the injured Draymond Green (shin).

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Lee may get another start Thursday against the Suns as Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he might rest Draymond Green (shin) for a third straight game, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lee had 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, and one assist in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

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Lee will get the start Tuesday against the Clippers in the absence of Draymond Green (shin), Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lee started in place of Draymond Green (rest) and scored 12 points (6-8 FG) with four rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes Saturday against Milwaukee.

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Lee is starting at power forward in place of Draymond Green (rest) on Saturday against the Bucks.

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Lee contributed seven points, seven rebounds, two assists, and one block in 20 minutes off the bench against the Pelicans on Friday.

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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.