The Golden State Warriors are shopping David Lee around the league, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Lee, 30, has three years and $44 million remaining on his contract. The Warriors reportedly offered Lee in a package deal to Toronto for Andrea Bargnani, but the Raptors made a deal with the Knicks. Golden State also looked to acquire Lamarcus Aldridge in a trade with the Trail Blazers, according to Yahoo sources.
Lee, 30, is a popular and well-respected player within the Golden State franchise but his contract is considerable, and moving him for a star – or a player on a shorter deal – makes financial sense.
Lee averaged 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game last season. He suffered a torn hip flexor in April during the NBA playoffs and underwent surgery in May.MAHONEY: Buyer beware - five risky free agents