David Lee Announces Retirement

Two-time All-Star David Lee announced on his Instagram page that he has retired from the league.

The Knicks drafted Lee with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2005 draft and he spent five seasons with the franchise. New York dealt him to Golden State via sign-and-trade during the 2010 offseason in order to make room for Amar’e Stoudemire.

Lee started at power forward during his first four seasons as a Warrior. In 2014, he ceded his starting spot to Draymond Green and a year later, he was dealt to the Celtics. He didn’t carve out a meaningful role in Boston and the team found there wasn’t much of a trade market for a traditional low-post four. The Celtics then waived Lee and he spent the rest of the 2015/16 season with the Mavs.

Lee played for the Spurs last season, where he showcased his ability to produce as a role player. He saw 18.7 minutes per game in San Antonio and sported a player efficiency rating of 18.5.

He’ll end his career with a 19.1 player efficiency rating and averages of 13.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.

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6 thoughts on “David Lee Announces Retirement

  1. Boston2AZ

    Nice career. He made a lot of money AND he’s marrying Caroline Wozniacki, so he’s heading into a nice future. Congrats!

    • azentropy

      Probab”lee” – see what I did there… But if I was him I’d rather be hanging out with Caroline too!

  2. cleve1969

    Me. Lee … I really wanted you back in San Antonio this year but … it didn’t work out. I would stay in shape if I were you … I’m sure you’ll get a call sometime after the AllStar Game. If not … enjoy retirement & your time with your family. Thanks.for the one great year you gave the Spurs …

  3. white shadow 33

    Thank you Mr Lee for playing the game the right way with hustle and heart and always always putting your teammates and the organizations first .That is rare in sports and you mr friend are rare.Stay in shape some one will need your abilities soon.I️ have followed your career since Florida though out your journey in the NBA and I️ and my family have enjoyed every minute you played

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