In a vacuum, you’d probably think the the Warriors would be crazy to be doing their best to unload David Lee this summer. The guy is coming off of what was arguably the best season of his career, averaging 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game and making the Western Conference All-Star team – not to mention his Willis Reed/Braveheart-like performance in the NBA playoffs after a hip injury was supposed to have finished his season.
But Golden State is reportedly aggressively trying to move Lee to any takers. The issue is that Lee still has three years and $44 million left on his deal. The Warriors seem to believe that they are most likely to be able to get a team to take on that money because of how well he played last season. So far though, no such luck.
Yahoo! Sports reports that Golden State offered Lee to Toronto for Andrea Bargnani, but that Toronto opted to deal with the Knicks instead.
They also reportedly offered Lee as part of an offer for LaMarcus Aldridge that included Brandon Rush, but that the Blazers opted to pursue more “robust” deals (not the first deal they have turned down for LA).
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