Spurs Ink David Lee to Two-Year Deal

by July 29, 2016
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Free agent forward David Lee has come to terms on a two-year pact with the San Antonio Spurs, according to his agent Mark Bartelstein.

Lee, 33, signed for the veteran’s minimum and will have a player option on the second year of the deal.

The big man will come off the bench for LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol.

Per Yahoo:

General manager โ€œR.C [Buford] and coach [Gregg] Popovich put a lot of time and energy to give David a visual of how much they wanted him and would use him,โ€ Bartelstein said. โ€œA lot of people talk about taking less money, and not many people do it, so the Spurs get a lot of credit for selling David on joining their organization.โ€

 

Lee, 33, has played 11th season out of Florida and has career averages of 14.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists. After working with the Golden State Warriors on a deal to send him to Boston last offseason, Lee agreed to a buyout with the Celtics in February and became a free agent.

 

In 25 games for the Dallas Mavericks to close the regular-season season, Lee averaged 8.5 points and seven rebounds in 17.3 minutes a night.

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