Report: Warriors' David Lee held off USA roster due to minor pelvic surgery

Monday July 14th, 2014

Golden State Warriors forward David Lee is not on the USA Men's Basketball National Team training roster due to a recent "minor" pelvic surgery, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 31-year-old is fine, according to head coach Steve Kerr, and the team expects Lee to be fully recovered by early August.

This is the third consecutive offseason that Lee has had surgery. In 2013, he had a procedure to repair a torn right hip flexor, and in 2012 he had torn abdominal and abductor muscles repaired.

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Lee averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game last season.

Two of Lee's teammates, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, are among the 19 players who will be taking part in the USA Basketball training camp. Andre Iguodala was also left off the roster while he recovers from right knee tendinitis.

- Sarah Barshop

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