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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:33 PM


By Adrian Wojnarowski

The Golden State Warriors  are exploring trade opportunities for All-Star forward David Lee and the three years, $44 million left on his contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

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 for the franchise.

 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.

Lee had one of his best NBA seasons, averaging 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds and making the Western Conference All-Star team. He suffered a torn hip flexor on April 20 in the playoffs and eventually had surgery to repair it on May 30.


Pau for David Lee? He's a D'Antoni guy.

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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:36 PM

This one could have major impact depending on who (if it happens of course) gets him.


GS is being a little arrogant on this mainly because of the 'success' of the Splash Brothers and hot shooting, but Lee helped them get to that point from the regular season and how can you ever assume Bogut will stay healthy.



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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:39 PM

Toronto is STUPID for rejecting that Bargnani trade.


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:42 PM

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The Warriors offered the Blazers a deal centered around David Lee and Brandon Rush for LaMarcus Aldridge, per Woj: http://tinyurl.com/k8plzaa 

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Posted June 30, 2013 - 10:10 PM

^^^ Actually not that bad of a swap. LA and Lee arent the same exact type of players, but play similar games so Idk why they want the swap. When healthy Lee is a beast, often goes unnoticed. 19/11/4 on 52% is great for a number two guy.

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 01:06 AM

Toronto is STUPID for rejecting that Bargnani trade.


They already have a center in Valanciunas that they want to give playing time to, Rudy Gay and DeRozan who eat up significant cap space. Why would they want to take on another big contract for 3 more years?

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