NBA Playoffs 2017
David Lee




NBA Playoffs 2017
CAREER STATS 29.3 53.5 3.4 77.2 13.5 8.8 2.2 0.4


6 ft9 in

/ 2.06m


245 lbs

/ 111.1kg



David Lee hands the ball off to Kawhi Leonard who drains the three-pointer.

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With the Spurs starting five resting tonight, Bryn Forbes emerges and scores 27 points with six assists off the bench as San Antonio tops the Mavericks.

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Pau Gasol gets into the lane and lobs it to David Lee for the slam.

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Pau Gasol drives and dishes the no-look pass to David Lee for the score.

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Kawhi Leonard leads the Spurs to Victory with a 31 point performance over the Hawks 107-99.

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While both teams fall short on star power in tonight's game, Patty Mills scores 21 points on 8-13 shooting and the Spurs breeze by the Warriors at home.

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On the break, David Lee delivers a bounce pass ahead to Patty Mills for the layup.

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Manu Ginobili scores 19 points, David Lee adds 18 and 10 rebounds and the Spurs beat the Kings 114-104.

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David Lee drives, spins off the defender and puts in the nice finger-roll.

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Kawhi Leonard does it all for the Spurs finishing with 39 points, six rebounds, and five assists as they come back to beat the Rockets, 112-110.

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David Lee drives along the baseline and throws down the two-handed slam.

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Carmelo Anthony scores 25 points and moves into 25th all-time on the NBA scoring list to lead the Knicks to the 94-90 win over the Spurs.

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Patty Mills dishes the sweet pass to David Lee who slams in the dunk.

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Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combine for 30 points and 14 rebounds, Mike Conley adds 12 points with nine assists as the Grizzlies down the Spurs at home.

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Coach Gregg Popovich earns his 1,128th win, passing Jerry Sloan as the winningest coach with a single franchise in NBA history; Kawhi Leonard scores 19 points as the Spurs breeze by the Nuggets at home.

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David Lee grabs the loose ball and delivers the bounce pass to LaMarcus Aldridge for the slam.

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Manu Ginobili feeds David Lee off the pick-and-roll and Lee throws down the slam.


David Lee grabs the miss and throws it down showcasing his still present athleticism.

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Seth Curry scores 24 points as the Mavericks defeat the Spurs, 105-101.

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LaMarcus Aldridge scores 21 points with seven rebounds, Patty Mills adds 18 as San Antonio edges Toronto 108-106.


Professional History

Was originally drafted by New York in the first round (30th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft... Re-signed as a restricted free agent with New York on September 25, 2009... Acquired by Golden State in a sign-and-trade on July 9, 2010, in exchange for Kelenna Azubuike, Anthony Randolph and Ronny Turiaf... Enters 2013-14 owning career averages of 14.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 32.4 minutes while shooting 53.5 percent from the field in 577 games over eight seasons with New York and Golden State... His 9.7 rebounds per game in two seasons with Golden State rank him ninth in franchise history in the category... Has 114 career 20-point/10-rebound games (six career 20-point/20-rebound games)... Has shot over 50 percent from the field in all eight seasons in the league... Is one of three players to average at least 16-plus points and nine-plus rebounds in each of the last five seasons (Dwight Howard and Al Jefferson)... Earned Third Team All-NBA honors in 2012-13...Two-time NBA?All-Star (2010 Eastern Conference and 2013 Western Conference)...

Appeared in 69 games (67 starts), averaging 18.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 33.2 minutes ... Registered 34 double-doubles, including 21 20-point/10-rebound performances ... Scored at least 20 points 32 times, including 30 points twice ... Tallied his 20th 20-point/10-rebound game of the season on 3/18 vs. Orlando, his second-straight year totaling 20-plus such games after notching a career-high 31 in 2012-13... Became the first Warrior to post at least 20 20-point/10-rebound games in back-to-back years since Robert Parish from the 1978-79 to 1979-80 seasons ... Lee has averaged at least 16 points and nine rebounds in all four seasons with Golden State, just the fifth player in team annals to post four-or-more 16/9 seasons ... Lee hit at least 50 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line for a fourth-straight season, trailing only Chris Mullin (eight) for the most seasons reaching those percentages as a Warrior... Lee now has eight career seasons in which he’s hit 50 percent from the field and 75 percent from the charity stripe, one of only 13 players in NBA history to hit those figures in eight-or-more seasons ... Surpassed 1,000 points for the season, making him the first Warrior to reach 1,000 points in fourstraight campaigns since Jason Richardson (2001-06). Named Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5, his fourth career weekly honor and third with the Warriors, making him the fourth player in franchise history to win the award three times as a Warrior (Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway, Baron Davis)... Lee averaged 24.5 points ... and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 67.2 percent during the team’s 4-0 week on the road ... Had a career-long streak of 123-straight games scoring in double figures snapped on 2/4 vs. Charlotte, ending what was the third longest active doubledigit scoring streak behind only LeBron James and Kevin Durant and the longest by a Warrior since Chris Mullin went 301-straight from 1989-93 ... Came off the bench on 2/26 at Chicago for the first time in a regular season game for the Warriors after sitting out the previous two games with a stomach flu ... Tied a career-high with 12 free throws (12-of-13) on 1/15 vs. Denver ... Grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds on 1/7 at Milwaukee ... Totaled a season-high-tying 32 points to go with 14 rebounds on 1/2 at Miami, while shooting 13-of-17 from the field (.765), becoming the first Warrior to post 32/14 while hitting 75 percent or better from the field since Rony Seikaly did so in 1994 ... Finished with a season-high 32 points to go with 13 rebounds on 12/19 vs. San Antonio, his first of two 30/10 games on the season ... Missed three games (1/31, 2/6-8) with a left shoulder sprain/left hip strain (inactive twice)... Missed two games (2/22-24) with a stomach flu... Missed five games (3/28-4/4) with a strained right hamstring and two with nerve inflammation, right leg... Missed one game (4/16) due to rest.

Appeared in 79 games (all starts), averaging 18.5 points (15th in the NBA), 11.2 rebounds (T-4th) and 3.5 assists in 36.8 minutes... Earned Third Team All-NBA honors, the first Warrior to earn All-NBA recognition since Latrell Sprewell was First Team in 1993-94... Was the only player in the NBA to average 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, becoming the fifth Warrior to ever put up those numbers in a single season (Nate Thurmond, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry Lucas and Neil Johnston)... Led the league with 56 double-doubles, becoming the first Warrior to lead the NBA in the category since Wilt Chamberlain in 1963-64... Also led the league in 20-point/10-rebound games with 31, the most by a Warrior since Nate Thurmond had 41 in 1971-72... Became the Warriors' first All-Star since Latrell Sprewell in 1997...Tallied six points and two rebounds in 13 minutes of All-Star Game... Shot above 50 percent from the field for the eighth consecutive season (.519)... Earned Western Conference Player of the Week twice, for the week of 12/10-16 and again for the week of 1/28-2/3, becoming the first Warrior since Baron Davis in 2005 to win the award twice in one season... Enjoyed a 12-game streak from 12/3-22 with at least 20 points and eight rebounds while shooting at least .500 from the field, becoming just the fourth player in NBA history with such a streak (Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal)... Recorded the third triple-double of his career (second with the Warriors) on 12/21 vs. Charlotte with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists, becoming the 10th player in franchise history with multiple triple-doubles in a Warriors uniform... Tallied 25 points and a career-high 22 rebounds (career-high tying 17 defensive rebounds) on 2/22 vs. the Spurs, his fifth career 20-point/20-rebound game (second with the Warriors), becoming the first Warrior to reach those figures in a game since Donyell Marshall posted 25 and 22 vs. the Nets on 11/25/97... Scored 20-plus 40 times and 30-plus twice, including a season-high 31 points on 11/29 vs. Denver... Had a career-best streak of seven-straight 20-point/10-rebound games during a seven-game road trip (12/5-15)... Missed six postseason games overall due to a torn right hip flexor... Scored in double figures in each of his final 76 games of the regular-season, a career-best streak... Appeared in six playoff games (one start), averaging 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per contest... In his playoff debut in Game 1 of First Round at Denver on 4/20, tallied 10 points and 14 rebounds in 29 minutes before suffering a torn right hip flexor, which was expected to sideline him for the remainder of the postseason... Returned to see limited action in Game 6 of First Round series-clinching victory over Denver on 5/2 and also appeared in four games (35 total minutes) during Western Conference Semifinals against San Antonio... Missed six postseason games overall due to a torn right hip flexor...

Appeared in 57 games (all starts), averaging 20.1 points (12th in the NBA), 9.6 rebounds (T-12th) and 2.8 assists in 37.2 minutes (9th)... Shot above 50 percent from the field for the seventh consecutive season (.503), which tied him for 17th in the league... Was one of only four players to average 20-plus points and nine-plus rebounds, joining Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard and Kevin Love... Became the first Warrior to average 20-plus points and nine-plus rebounds since Nate Thurmond in 1971-72... Is one of six Warriors ever to average 20-plus points in a season on 50 percent shooting or better (Monta Ellis, Chris Mullin, Joe Barry Carroll, Bernard King, Wilt Chamberlain) and one of only five players in the NBA to do so in 2011-12 (LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge)... Recorded his second career triple-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high-tying 10 assists on 2/7 vs. Oklahoma City, becoming the first Warriors power forward to notch a triple-double since Chris Webber did so on 12/23/93 vs. the Clippers... Scored a season-high 31 points on 4/4 at Minnesota... Grabbed a season-best 16 rebounds twice: 3/25 at Portland and 1/14 at Charlotte... Scored in double figures in all 57 games to extend double-digit streak to a career-long 72-straight contests (only Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James had longer active streaks at end of 2011-12 season)... Scored 20-plus points 35 times and 30-plus twice... Scored 20-plus points in a career-high tying seven consecutive games from 3/28-4/7... Recorded 27 double-doubles (13th most in NBA) and 17 20-point/10-rebound games (6th)... Missed one game due to illness (1/2) and missed the final eight games with a strained groin/stress reaction and eventual surgery (performed on 4/26) to repair torn abdominal and abductor muscles...

Appeared in 73 games (all starts), averaging 16.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.01 steals in 36.1 minutes per contest... Among NBA leaders, ranked seventh in rebounds, 24th in field goal percentage (.507), 25th in minutes and 37th in scoring... Was one of seven players in the NBA to average at least 16.0 points and 9.0 rebounds, joining Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Zach Randolph, Blake Griffin, Pau Gasol and Al Jefferson... Shot over 50 percent from the field for the sixth consecutive season... Posted three-straight games with at least 20 points and 14 rebounds from 4/5 - 4/10, becoming first Warriors player to do so in three-straight games since Nate Thurmond turned the trick from 2/17 - 2/23 during the 1972-73 season... 15 games of at least 20 points & 10 rebounds with two 30/10 games and one 20/20 effort... Season-high 33 points and 12 rebounds vs. Washington (3/27)... Posted 31 points and 12 rebounds vs. San Antonio (1/22)... Totaled 29 points and season-high 20 rebounds at Portland (4/5)... Notched 20-or-more points 21 times, including two 30-plus performances... 10-or-more rebounds 38 times, including one 20-rebound performance... 37 double-doubles (all point/rebound), which ranked seventh in the NBA... Missed eight straight games from 11/11 - 11/26 due to a left elbow injury that was suffered in a game at New York on 11/10 when elbow was punctured by tooth of Knicks' Wilson Chandler...Missed one game due to bruised lower back... Team posted a 1-8 record in nine games he missed due to injury...

Appeared in 81 games (all starts), averaging 20.2 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.05 steals in 37.3 minutes, while shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 81.2 percent from the free throw line... Posted career-high averages in points, assists and blocks, as well as career-high-tying averages in rebounds and steals... Was one of only three players in the NBA to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds (Zach Randolph and Chris Bosh)... Ranked 4th in the NBA in rebounding (11.7) and 4th in double-doubles (53)... Ranked ninth in field goal percentage (.545) and was one of only four players in the NBA to average 20-plus points while shooting 50 percent-or-better from the field (Amar'e Stoudemire, LeBron James and Chris Bosh were others)... Recorded first career triple-double with a career-high 37 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists at Golden State (4/2)... Became first player to register at least 30 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in March of 1976... Scored 20-plus points 46 times, including five games with 30-plus... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 54 times, 15-plus boards 23 times and 20-plus rebounds three times... Recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds in the same game 31 times... Registered four points, two rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas...

Appeared in 81 games (74 starts), averaging 16.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.00 steals in 34.9 minutes, while shooting 54.9 percent from the field... Led the NBA in double-doubles with 65, becoming the first Knick to lead NBA in double-doubles since Patrick Ewing in 1996-97... Registered 24 consecutive double-doubles from January 14 thru March 4 (second longest streak in Knicks history)... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for week ending on February 1... His 11.7 rebounds per game were most by a Knick since Charles Oakley in 1993-94 (11.8)... Scored 20-plus points 15 times and 30-plus points twice... Recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds in same game 14 times... Grabbed 20-plus boards twice, including one 20/20 game (37 points and 21 rebounds on 11/29 vs. Golden State)... Missed one game with right knee tendinitis...

Appeared in 81 games (29 starts), averaging 10.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 29.1 minutes, while shooting 55.2 percent from the field... In 29 starts, averaged 13.0 points and 10.3 rebounds in 33.8 minutes... Shot a career-high .819 from the free throw line... Scored 20-plus points three times... Recorded 23 double-doubles and three 20-point/10-rebound games... Missed one game with back spasms...

Appeared in 58 games (12 starts), averaging 10.7 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 29.8 minutes, while shooting a career-high 60.0 percent from the field... Finished fourth in voting for NBA Sixth Man of the Year... Shot .600 from the field to establish a new all-time Knicks field goal percentage mark (previously held by Bernard King in 1983-84)... Named MVP of T-Mobile Rookie Challenge during 2007 All-Star Weekend in Vegas (game-high 30 points and game-high 11 rebounds)... Registered 29 double-doubles... Recorded 10-plus rebounds 33 times, with eight games of 15-plus boards... Missed 24 games due to injury (23 with right leg injury and one with flu-like symptoms)...

Appeared in 67 games (14 starts), averaging 5.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 16.9 minutes, while shooting 59.8 percent from the field... Scored 10-plus points 11 times, including one 20-plus effort... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 10 times and recorded four double-doubles... Listed as inactive 10 times and registered five DNP-CDs...

Was named a member of the 2010-12 USA Basketball Men's National Team roster... Injured his middle finger on his right hand during USA Basketball practice in Las Vegas in July 2010, forcing him to withdraw from contention for the team that would compete at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey... Was a member of USA Basketball Men's Select Team in 2007-08...

Played four seasons at Florida, appearing in 127 games and averaging 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25.0 minutes, while shooting 58.0 percent from the field... Finished collegiate career in school's top-15 in career scoring (11.3), eighth in double-doubles (22), fifth in career field goal percentage (.581) and sixth in blocked shots (109)... Led Gators in field goal percentage in each of his four seasons and led team in rebounds in his last three years... Earned All-SEC honors as both a junior and senior... As a senior (2004-05), appeared in 32 games and averaged career-high 13.6 points, career-high 9.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting 52.5 percent from the field in 28.0 minutes... Named All-SEC Second Team, earned SEC All-Tournament honors and led the Gators to their first conference title... As a junior (2003-04), appeared in 31 games and averaged 13.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, a career-high 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting 58.8 percent from the field in 27.5 minutes... All-SEC Second Team as a junior...As a sophomore (2002-03), appeared in 33 games and averaged 11.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and shot a career-high 64.8 percent from the field in 26.2 minutes... As a freshman (2001-02), appeared in 31 games and averaged 7.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 18.0 minutes... Named to All-SEC Freshman Team...

Has been extremely active in Warriors community outreach programs during his first three seasons with the team, taking part in numerous events with fans, Season Ticket Holders and local community organizations...For the past three seasons has served as one of the NBA's St. Jude Hoops for Hope ambassadors, donating substantial time and resources to help raise awareness and contributions for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and their fight against childhood cancer...Toured St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis while the team was in town during the 2012-13 season, and also hosted a patient from St. Jude at Oracle Arena for a behind the scenes VIP tour...Saved Oakland's 2012 Thanksgiving Dinner by donating $25,000 to continue the annual city-wide event, which was short on funds until Lee made the substantial donation to help provide a free meal and entertainment to more than 2,000 low-income families, seniors and homeless individuals...Was named co-winner of the 2010-11 Golden State Warriors Foundation Community Service Award, which is given annually to the Warriors player who best exemplifies the spirit of community service through their outstanding commitment of time, service and financial support to children and families...On his first day in Bay Area after being acquired by the Warriors, took part in a ceremony at El Dorado Elementary School to announce that he, in conjunction with the Warriors and the Good Tidings Foundation, would be refurbishing the school's outdoor basketball court and creating the David Lee Basketball Court... Earlier that same day (July 28, 2010), was welcomed to the Bay Area by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who proclaimed it David Lee Day in San Francisco...Each of the past two seasons, purchased 25 tickets to every home game and donated those tickets to various children's groups who attended games in the David's Lee-ders seating section... Additionally, purchased 500 tickets for the team's 2011-12 season finale so that kids from deserving Bay Area youth agencies could attend the game...Earned undergraduate degree in sociology from Florida, where he was an SEC All-Academic selection...While in high school at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, was selected to 2001 McDonald's All-American Game, winning the Slam Dunk contest...Second Team Sporting News All-American as a high school senior... High school classmate of former NHL player Yan Stastny, son of Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Stastny...Played for the same AAU squad as fellow St. Louis native and former Warrior Larry Hughes...Grandson of businessman-philanthropist E. Desmond "Des" Lee...Lists Jesus Christ, Michael Jordan and Dr. Martin Luther King as historical figures he'd most like to dine with...Appeared on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice in spring '09...Appeared with his mother as part of NBA star-studded week on TV's Family Feud, taped in Sept. '07...Played tennis regularly until age 12...Grew from 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-9 between freshman and sophomore seasons in high school...Natural lefty is ambidextrous, result of breaking his left arm as high school sophomore...During the season resides in San Francisco...Is on Twitter @Dlee042.

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