The Suns have signed Damion Lee to a contract, per NBA.com’s official transactions log.
Because the deal is already official, we can deduce it’s a minimum-salary pact, since those can be signed during the July moratorium. The contract will be for one year, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).
Lee, 29, went undrafted out of Louisville in 2016. He made his rookie debut with the Hawks in 2017/18, first signing a 10-day deal and then a rest-of-season contract, appearing in 15 games for Atlanta.
Lee has spent the last four seasons with the Warriors, winning a title with Golden State this season. In 201 regular season games (20.6 MPG) with the Warriors, Lee averaged 8.1 PPG and 3.4 RPG on .437/.366/.880 shooting.
While Lee isn’t a great defensive player, he is an impressive shot-maker when he gets rolling, capable of scoring points in bunches. Lee joins Gary Payton II, Otto Porter, Nemanja Bjelica and Juan Toscano-Anderson as role players who are departing the defending champions.
Phoenix gets a decent depth piece at shooting guard, although Lee probably won’t receive many minutes behind star Devin Booker.
24 thoughts on “Suns Sign Damion Lee To One-Year Deal”
Maybe they’ll miss him in the locker room but this doesn’t hurt the warriors on the court at all
It might if it add to all the other guys they lost
IMO, I don’t think the Warriors are winning a championship next year because of this reason. Although they did sign Donte DiVincenzo.
Warriors got what they needed from all these guys . They can’t pay them so it time to rebuild the depth for them
He took a vet min deal, and Im starting to not love whats left on the FA market with like 4 roster spots potentially still open…
Only two roster spots are open. They will go into the season with 14.
I am shocked! This is why you play for rebuild team. Warriors want young players
Warriors lost 4 players with age 29
It is not surprising that you are shocked. The Warriors have said that they are in rebuild mode for a couple of years. But, you don’t want to listen to what Bob Myers and Steve Kerr have been saying. It is not surprising that you are shocked. You are not as smart as you think.
Who hurt you?
Warriors have developed Poole
Now Warriors are focusing on developing other 5 rookie contracts
If they keep those 4 players (age 29), they would steal the minutes from young players.
What 4 players aged 29 are the Warriors focused on developing. What aged 29 players are the Warriors focused on developing.
Jeez, SF74, “if” plays a large role in Sillivan’s post. You’re so quick to bash a post but if you read better you’d see his point. He said keeping the 29 year olds takes away from developing young players. NOWHERE did Sillivan say “aged 29 players the Warriors are focused on developing”. PLEASE, read better 74!
They have that kid Jessup who they drafted last year is back. He should take Lee spot. He did pretty good in the down under league.
7 young players are just too much.
2 roster spots left
Cousins and Harrell are hard to get along
Alridge is too old
How about Blake Griffin and Whiteside?
Why are young players to much? They had to bring in young players, sooner than later.
It’s looking more and more like Iggy is coming back…
Was absolutely useless all season long for the Warriors. He’s a 1-tool, shooter-only player who doesn’t even shoot well anymore. Donte D is 10 times the player Lee is.
everybody scooping up the champs leftovers. Myers is an expert at building a bench. 0% worries ‼️
2 weeks ago, Myers said warriors goal is to bring everybody back….. i guess he wasnt being totally truthful… :)
Oh my gawd…Fire him…Fire all the coaches…Trade everyone…It is such a travesty..
Not complaining. W’s have to let the youngsters play and develop…. At least all the guys are able to find another job elsewhere…
Michol, my goal is to lose 40 lbs. I’m trying to be totally truthful. It’s hard to do but it’s my goal.
The warriors are destined for success for years to come. And I hate it lol not a warriors fan. But they have only lost a few aging role players, but were able to resign Looney and bring in Divencenzo. Assuming they add a couple minimums to end of roster to go with their young fresh/soph players they are looking good for this season. I assume they let Wiggins walk when his contract is up which allows them to lock up some young guys when they are due. I also expect draymonds next contract to be far lower than his current one
Klay is the one that has to accept much lower contract. He has 2 yr left on the current max contract.