David Lee PF/C GS 22 hours ago

Lee (back) expects to play in the Warriors' second-round series, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Lee missed the whole first round due to a lower-back strain, but it sounds as though he'll play more in the second series. While the team was able to pass through the Pelicans relatively easily, extra big bodies could be helpful when potentially facing the Grizzles' Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.

David Lee PF/C GS 1 day ago

Lee (back) was available to play in Game 4 against the Pelicans but ultimately logged a DNP-CD.

The Warriors are probably being cautious in Lee's return, and it may be awhile before he returns to his usual minutes load. Consider him a game-time decision for the Warriors' second round opener against either the winner of the Portland-Memphis series.

David Lee PF/C GS 4 days ago

Lee (back) will be available off the bench for Game 4 against the Pelicans on Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Lee managed to take part in Friday's practice and has the chance to compete Saturday. However, he hasn't played in almost two weeks and will most likely be eased back into the swing of things upon his eventual return to the hardwood.

David Lee PF/C GS 4 days ago

Lee (back) is not currently listed on the injury report for Saturday's Game 4 against the Pelicans, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game reports.

Lee missed the first three games of the playoffs and seems to be in line to make a return Saturday. Although, he'll have to make it through Saturday's morning shootaround before officially taking the court. Even if he does make a comeback, expect him to play limited minutes off the bench as coach Steve Kerr looks to ease Lee back into the swing of things.

David Lee PF/C GS 5 days ago

Lee (back) will not play in Game 3 against the Pelicans on Thursday, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Previously considered doubtful, Lee will officially miss his third straight game of the series. He continues to nurse a strained lower-back, and with the Warriors up 2-0 on an inferior opponent, the team has not reason to rush him back. Lee should be considered questionable for Game 4, but it's possible he could aim to return in the second round.

David Lee PF/C GS 6 days ago

Lee (back) is listed as doubtful for Game 3 on Thursday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Lee has missed the first two games of the Warriors' series with the Pelicans and it appears that he'll likely miss Game 3. Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights have been getting most of the front court minutes off the bench in Lee's absence.

David Lee PF/C GS 1 week ago

Lee (back) will not play in Monday's Game 2 against the Pelicans, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Lee missed Game 1 on Saturday and there's a real possibility that he'll continue to sit for the duration of the series against the Pelicans, especially if the Warriors take a 2-0 lead Monday night. Consider Lee out with continued lower-back issues until the Warriors say otherwise.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 weeks ago

Lee (back) has been ruled out for Game 1 on Saturday, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lee continues to battle a strained lower back, and the team will hold him out Saturday. Given the favorable first-round matchup, the Warriors will not rush Lee back, so it's possible he could miss additional games. Look for Marreese Speights to pick up some extra minutes in Lee's stead.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 weeks ago

Lee (back) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Pelicans, Monte Poole of CSN reports.

Lee missed two of the final four regular season games and played sparingly down the stretch while nursing a nagging back issue. His questionable designation is not overly encouraging, but more will be known after he's evaluated Friday. Given the Warriors' favorable first-round matchup and overall depth, Lee likely won't be asked to play until he's 100 percent.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 weeks ago

Lee (back) will be held out of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Lee is battling a minor back issue, and the Warriors will keep him out Wednesday in an effort to keep him fresh for the start of the postseason. Coach Steve Kerr did say Tuesday that he anticipates playing his regulars Wednesday, however.