Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 11:25 am  |  20 responses

Golden State Warriors Reportedly Looking to Trade David Lee

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Golden State Warriors want to ship David Lee and the $44 million left over three years on his contract out of town. So far, their attempts at a trade have come up empty: “Lee, 30, is a popular and well-respected player within the Golden State franchise but his contract is considerable, and moving him for a star – or a player on a shorter deal – makes financial sense. Golden State offered Lee in a package for Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani, sources said, but the Raptors made a deal with the New York Knicks to shed the final two years, $22.5 million on Bargnani’s contract. The Warriors tried to pry Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge as part of an offer that included Brandon Rush, league sources said. Portland has been engaging trade talks for Aldridge, but has pursued more robust offers than Golden State’s proposal, sources said.”

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  • shockexchange

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  • Stepfan Raiford

    Clearing cap space for Dwight?

  • MikeC.

    Lee would actually be a decent fit on the Lakers. If Gasol is the 5. Works well on O. Disaster on D though.

  • Love The Game

    Understatement man. Keep him away from the Lakers. That would be 120 points in layups waiting to happen…every night.

  • Mike Gilbert

    they showed in the playoffs though that they don’t need him. Small sample size, but theoretically Barnes should be able to play the small ball 4 no problem

  • Kev

    they wanted bargnani? oh my god

  • bill

    If only, but nowadays it goes “If it ain’t broke…the NBA salary rules will force you to break it”. As a Warriors fan since since ’86…this sucks.

  • GSW Fan

    everytime we make the playoffs we get cocky and think we can trade our 2nd best guy. The We Believe team shipped JRich out the year after we beat the mavericks in the first round; and now this. I will lose a lot of respect for the dubs if they move him right now

  • shockexchange

    David Lee (when healthy) is one of the premier rebounders in the L. If the Warriors want to advance deep into the playoffs, they need someone who can control the boards on both ends. Keeping David Lee is a must.

  • Mike Gilbert

    idk about that, Bogut is a good rebounder, and Barnes showed he can rebound when he plays the 4..for a rookie. I think if they keep Landry they don’t necessarily NEED Lee.

  • shockexchange

    Barnes can’t play the 4 against elite teams deep in the playoffs. He can’t play big minutes against the Spurs, OKC or the Lakers. Also, you need two legitimate big men to compete for a chip.

  • Dfrance

    While I agree that Barnes is not the solution at the 4, Miami has proved that you don’t need any legitimate big men in order to win the chip. As long as you master The Rules, of course.

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  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    nope. they would have to include Andris Biedrins to do that. Really, there is about a 0.5% chance of them even seriously entering the Dwight derby. Right now, they are just like a pretty face on a movie poster, but really, just a quick cameo.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    this seemed like an obvious course of action when the team improved without him.

  • Don

    that’s true if you have lebron

  • Basketball_iQ

    Agreed….. The only way I respect it if they drafted a good young big at that position, gave him yr behind Lee and then shipped Lee. Lee is undervalued around the league that’s how the dubs got him anyway.

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  • Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    yeah lol Lebron is a legitimate everything on the court he has no position.

  • Mars

    I hope the Knicks re-snatch Lee. He will definitely help down low on the boards with Chandler.