David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee scored eight points with five rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench in Friday night's win over the Cavaliers. In 10 games this season, he's averaging 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game.

This was the second straight game Lee's been under 20 minutes of playing time. His production is fine for someone averaging 18 minutes per game -- the lowest average since Lee's rookie season -- but it's certainly not what fantasy owners expected when bidding on or selecting Lee in the preseason.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee came off the bench for 23 minutes against the Raptors on Friday and registered 12 points, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

Lee is expected to come off the bench moving forward and Friday's outing was likely what should be expected from the relegated power forward at this point in the season. There's always the chance that coach Steve Kerr could move Lee into the starting lineup at some point in the future, although Draymond Green has played very well and certainly deserves to start over Lee.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee will remain the backup power forward to Draymond Green, according to head coach Steve Kerr, CSN Bay Area reports. "With David, I wasn't planning on bringing him off the bench," Kerr said. "But he got hurt. He had a great preseason. He was going to be the starting (power forward). He got hurt. I put Draymond out there. Draymond took the job."

Kerr is confirming what has been presumed for weeks. Lee, who played just seven minutes through the first quarter of the season due to a hamstring injury, is no longer on a minutes restriction but will be coming off the bench for the forseeable future. He could potentially slide over to start at center on some nights while Andrew Bogut (knee) and Festus Ezeli (ankle) are out indefinitely.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee is no longer on a minutes restriction, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lee has gradually increased his workload since returning to the court on Dec. 22. He played fewer than 20 minutes in each of his first four games but finally broke the 20 minute threshold Tuesday against the Sixers, scoring 13 points in 25 minutes. With the restriction now lifted, Lee will likely play between 20 and 30 minutes off the bench per night.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee played a season-high 25 minutes in Tuesday night's 126-86 win over the 76ers. He scored 13 points (5-of-9 FG, 3-of-4 FT) with four rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in the win.

Lee is still rounding into shape and was able to take advantage of Tuesday's glorified scrimmage to extend himself a bit. He's reached double-digit scoring in four straight games.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee scored 10 points (3-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks during Saturday's win over the Timberwolves.

Lee continues to be on a minutes restriction, but has managed to score in double digits in three straight games. He remains behind Draymond Green in the rotation, but has a shot to pick up some minutes at center should Andrew Bogut continue to miss games due to injury. Lee is a back-end option with upside in most leagues until he's given more minutes.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee scored 11 points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes in Thursday night's loss to the Clippers.

The playing time was the most in the three games since Lee returned from a hamstring injury. The Warriors are dealing with injuries to Andrew Bogut (knee) and Festus Ezeli (ankle), so the opportunity is there for Lee to grow into a larger share of playing time.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee contributed 12 points (4-8 FG, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, and a steal in 18 minutes coming off the bench Tuesday night against the Lakers.

Lee was expected to play between 12 and 15 minutes Tuesday night, but slightly eclipsed that number with 18 minutes on the floor against the Lakers. In his two games since returning from injury, Lee has 18 points and 14 rebounds total in 34 minutes played. It looks as though he'll continue to be eased into more playing time, but his play in this limited sample size is encouraging.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee (hamstring) is only expected to play 12-15 minutes against the Lakers on Tuesday, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lee is working his way back from a significant left hamstring injury and will just be getting his toes wet before coach Steve Kerr allows him to play a full compliment of minutes. On top of that, the Warriors have been arguably the best team in basketball this season which is just another reason why there's no reason to rush Lee back onto the court and potentially risk further injury.

David Lee PF/C GS 2 Months

Lee (hamstring) returned to action in Monday night's win over the Kings. He scored six points with seven rebounds and one blocked shot in 16 minutes off the bench.

Lee had appeared in one game this season, playing seven minutes way back in the fourth game, but aggravated his hamstring injury. We suspect his playing time will bump up in the coming games, though whether he enters the starting lineup is unclear. One thing that is clear is that Lee's return should help bolster the center position where Golden State is dealing with the iffy status of Andrew Bogut (knee).