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Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 11:14 am  |  15 responses

David Lee Likely Out For Season


Let’s be real: At this point, the only thing the Golden State Warriors are playing for is a good spot in the Lottery (and, of course, developing young players, establishing team chemistry, etc.). So with David Lee suffering through a strained groin, the Ws have decided it wise to shut him down for the year, rather than forcing the big man to play through the pain and risk further injury. Via the Contra Costa Times: “Warriors forward David Lee might be done for the season because of a groin injury. ‘The doctors called me and said you’ve got to shut this guy down,’ Warriors general manager Larry Riley said. The morning after scoring a game-high 30 points in a loss to Dallas, Lee had an MRI in an attempt to find the source of his pain. Friday’s MRI revealed a strained groin and a stress reaction. Team doctors told Lee if he played before his groin were fully healed, he would risk further injury. ‘He wanted to play, but I’m not going to let him,’ Riley said. ‘But I told him he could hurt that thing even worse. I’m not going to let him play until he can’t hurt it anymore.’ The Warriors have eight games remaining. The key for Lee is to rest and let his injury heal. He’ll be evaluated periodically.”

(H/T: ProBasketballTalk)

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  • REM CC.

    ” We’ll be a playoff team “

  • Yep

    what a season

  • Jono

    Let the tanking-for-the-unibrow sweepstakes begin!

  • Sheed

    an underrated season by one of the most underrated players in the league. I hope the healing process goes well

  • c.a.

    Simmons predicted this!!!!!

  • abaci

    bummer

  • MELO

    can’t blame ‘em. If your choice is the 7th pick or no pick at all i’d tank too.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Yeah as has been stated by many many people, (including Bill Simmons), the Warriors are trying to secure a top 7 or lower pick. Shutting down Lee was just the next domino to fall.

  • tknissen

    Good, now, get bogut, curry and Lee healthy and go at it in the draft. Mught be our luck next year :)

  • Heals

    Mini pet peeve of mine, “done/out for the season,” naw man he’s out 8 games. No biggie, but funny how it sounds, I’d make 20 games the cut-off…

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    hopefully he´ll rebound well next season….

  • don

    bill simmons. wow. he got this right.

  • Jerome

    There’s no way anyone in the Warriors’ org can claim this as a lucky season. No matter what pick they get in the draft. Davis is overrated … like a BOSH. If he works hard he could be a KG type player, but that is a long time from now. Still think kid’s should stay in school. Get well Lee.

  • greg

    got hit by a tank

  • ab40

    the GSW must be thinking: we need to stop winning games as well just like the T-Wolves, they havn’t won a game in april since 2009 and since they can’t get the no.1 pick year after year we must be able to get it since you know we’re the warriors.

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