Warriors' David Lee may not return from hamstring injury for start of playoffs
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson told reporters he did not have a timetable for David Lee's return from a right hamstring injury and that the forward may not be back on the court when the playoffs begin.
The Warriors are 4-2 since losing Lee to nerve inflammation in his right hamstring in late March, but are having a hard time finding a consistent core without Lee, as they have used five different starting lineups in those six games, according to Dan Feldman of ProBasketballTalk.
When asked specifically if Lee would miss any playoff games, Jackson said that was a decision for the medical staff, reports Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.
"I don’t know that. I haven’t been part of that dialogue. That hasn’t been something we’ve discussed. He’s doing everything and it seemed like he’d be ready and he’s not."
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