David Lee retires from the NBA after 12 seasons

Two-time All-Star won NBA title with Golden State Warriors in 2014-15

From NBA Twitter reports

Nov 20, 2017 6:45 PM ET

David Lee played a critical role off the bench during the Warriors' run to the 2015 title.

David Lee announced his retirement after 12 years in the league on Instagram.

Lee played for five different teams during his career, and won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015 as a key reserve during those Finals.

Lee, who was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 30th pick in the 2005 Draft, was a two-time All-Star selection. He was selected to the 2012-13 All-NBA third team when he averaged 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game for the Warriors.

The 34-year old forward, who finished his career averaging 13.5 ppg and 8.8 rpg, played his final NBA season in 2016-17 with the San Antonio Spurs.


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