Jan 26, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) stands next to head coach Mark Jackson during a break in the action against the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Trail Blazers 103-88. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: David Lee says Golden State Warriors have ‘one of the best locker rooms’


Things have not gone well for the Golden State Warriors lately.

They have lost two of their last three games and are only 1.5 games ahead of the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns. Only three of those four teams will earn playoff spots.

There has also been controversy surrounding head coach Mark Jackson regarding the re-assignment of assistant coach Brain Scalabrine and his future with the team.

That has brought up potential problems with the locker room, but veteran power forward David Lee isn’t buying it.

“We have one of the best locker rooms, in my opinion, in the whole league,” Lee told Sam Amick of The USA Today. “I’ve been on teams that had awful chemistry and the coaching staff is constantly arguing with players and vice versa, and there has been none of that here. The word ‘dysfunction’ (which has been used in the media to describe the Warriors) is one that we’ve been laughing about, almost making a joke out of it, like are you serious?

“We trust Coach Jackson. We trust each other as teammates. There’s not a whole lot else you can worry about. Our chemistry is great. I think that we have a chance to do special things this year, so I’m just not going to let this bother me. We believe in Coach.”

The Warriors will be back in action Tuesday night when they travel to Dallas to take on the locker room.

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