David Lee
PF/C FA
5 months ago

Lee (knee) will decline his $2.3 million player option for the 2017-18 season and become an unrestricted free agent, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite turning 34 years old, Lee was once again a solid contributor off the bench for the Spurs during his most recent campaign, posting averages of 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists across 79 games. While he did suffer a sprained patellar tendon during the playoffs, Lee isn't in need of surgery and should be back to full strength by mid-July, so there's currently no concerns over his training camp availability. If he opts to sign elsewhere, Lee should be able to find a raise and would offer a decent veteran presence off the bench for a contending team.

David Lee
PF/C FA
6 months ago

Lee (knee) will not have surgery on his sprained patellar tendon and is expected to be fully healthy in six weeks, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a six-week timetable, Lee should be able to resume basketball activities by early-to-mid July. That gives him plenty of time to get in shape prior to training camp.

David Lee
PF/C FA
6 months ago

An MRI on Lee's knee confirmed he's dealing with a partially torn patella, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lee has already been ruled out of Game 4 against the Warriors on Monday, so this is merely an update on the severity of his injury. He's set to be reevaluated again later this week, which will determine whether or not he'll undergo surgery on his knee. A timetable has yet to be given for Lee's return, but additional updates should be provided over the summer as he goes through the rehabilitation process.

David Lee
PF/C FA
6 months ago

Lee (knee) has been ruled out for Game 4 against the Warriors on Monday, Jeff McDonald of San Antonio Express-News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the results of Lee's MRI have yet to be released, the Spurs are already ruling him out of Monday's contest. The injury doesn't appear to be as serious as originally believed, but it will keep him out at least one game, which could end Lee's season with the Spurs on the brink of elimination. Lee's absence should create more opportunities for the likes of Davis Bertans and Dewayne Dedmon off the bench in the frontcourt.

David Lee
PF/C FA
6 months ago

Lee (knee) will have an MRI on his injured left knee, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lee left Saturday's playoff game against the Warriors early. His status for Monday's game is dependent on the results of the MRI.

David Lee
PF/C FA
6 months ago

Lee left Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals with a leg injury and will not return to the game, Marc Spears of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lee was seen in a wheelchair shortly after the injury, which occurred to either his knee or upper leg. Davis Bertans entered the game after the injury and could see an uptick in minutes while Lee is out, as will Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs will likely update his status prior to Game 4 on Monday.

David Lee
PF/C FA
7 months ago

Lee will return to a reserve role for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Rockets, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lee has replaced Dewayne Dedmon in the starting lineup since Game 4 of the first round, but will be replaced in favor of Pau Gasol Wednesday. He played 28.5 minutes in his four starts, but figures to see that decrease as a result of his return to the bench. It is unclear who will see the majority of the backup minutes in the frontcourt between Dedmon, who has seen his role reduced since the playoffs began, and Lee. The situation will need to be monitored going forward.

David Lee
PF/C FA
7 months ago

Lee will start Game 4 against Memphis on Saturday, Mike Wright of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Spurs will be without Dewayne Dedmon due to illness on Saturday, so Lee will move into the lineup up front alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, and both he and fellow-veteran Pau Gasol should see slight increases in minutes. Through the first three games of the series, Dedmon had played 18, 10 and 10 minutes, respectively, so his absence won't necessarily be a major blow to the Spurs' rotation.

David Lee
PF/C FA
7 months ago

Lee supplied 16 points (6-16 FG, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds and five assists across 31 minutes in a 102-89 win over the Mavericks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Lee enjoyed a more focal role in the Spurs attack with coach Gregg Popovich resting several of the team's top contributors, rolling off his seventh double-double of the season while hitting five assists for the second game in a row. With the Spurs locked into the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, it's expected that the likes of LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol will sit out or see more limited playing time in the final three games, which should allow Lee to easily surpass his season-long averages of 7.4 points, 5.7 boards and 1.6 assists in 18.7 minutes during each of those contests.

David Lee
PF/C FA
8 months ago

Lee (foot) will play during Thursday's tilt against the Grizzlies, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

EDGE Analysis

After holding Lee out of Tuesday's tilt against the Timberwolves due to a sore foot, the Spurs have cleared him to take the floor for Thursday's matchup. He's averaging 8.2 points and 5.7 rebounds across 18.7 minutes per game since the All-Star break, and will likely see similar run against the Grizzlies.