Apr 27, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) grabs a rebound during the first quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Clippers 118-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Golden State Warriors lower asking price on David Lee


For years we’ve heard rumors suggesting that the Golden State Warriors were pondering the idea of trading power forward David Lee.

No deal has ever been made, but as Lee’s albatross of a salary continues to grow it seems as if Golden State is making a concerned effort to trade the former All-Star.

In the past, the Warriors have demanded a significant return for Lee but according to the Mercury News, Golden State is reportedly lowering their asking price in trade talks.

The Warriors have tried to move David Lee in the past. But it needed to be a no-brainer in order for them to pull the trigger. But now, per a couple league sources, the Warriors have lowered the bar realizing they’ve got to come off that contract so they can go after a co-star for Stephen Curry.

Lee will be paid over $15 million dollars for the 2014-15 season along with nearly $15.5 million during the 2015-16 season, so the Warriors are likely going to find it rather difficult to bring back fair talent if they’re wanting to offload money.

Look for the Warriors to take a hit on talent while acquiring a player who will be entering the final year of their contract, assuming any deal is made.

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