There has been no shortage of trade rumors pertaining to Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee this offseason.
With three years left on his six year, $80 million dollar contract, the Warriors reportedly put Lee on the block but the former Florida product says that isn’t true – at least that’s what he’s been told by members of the Warriors organization.
Per Marc Berman:
Caught up with David Lee at his kids camp in Chappaqua and I asked him about rumors #Warriors were shopping his five-year contract. “From what I’m told from our people, those are not true,” Lee told me. “Of course in the offseason, everyone’s always available. But we’ll see what happens. Being in New York, I understand nothing is forever. Anybody is always capable of being moved anywhere. But I’m excited about the next couple of years with this team.’’
In fairness to Lee, what else would they say? We tried to trade you but it didn’t work out, so welcome back?
Multiple reports from high quality NBA sources suggested Lee was available so it’s hard to think the Warriors wouldn’t have made a move if the right offer came along.