Where Will David Lee Fit into Crowded Warriors’ Frontcourt?

November 25th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors need the steady scoring, rebounding presence and setup skills that David Lee can bring. But fitting the two-time All-Star back into the fold once his strained left hamstring heals won't be as simple as it sounds.

Despite getting only seven minutes out of Lee so far, the Warriors (10-2) are off to their best start in franchise history. While that fact should not be held above his head, it does show the admirable job done by those who have taken on an expanded role in his absence.

Someone—or some people—will have to sit to clear the way for Lee's return. As well as the guys behind him have played so far, coach Steve Kerr has made it clear he has a substantial role set aside for Lee, per Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group:

The Warriors should be better off if they can successfully work Lee into the game plan, but it could be a clumsy transition to start.


What Lee Adds to the Mix

The Warriors need a lot of what Lee can bring.

After finishing with the NBA's ninth-highest rebounding percentage last season (51.1), the ...

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