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David Lee - PF, 6'9, 245
Retired - Retired after 2017 season
       Date of birth: 04/29/1983
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 30th pick, 2005
     Out of: Florida
  NBA Experience: 12 years
  Hand: Left

2005 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 30th overall by New York.
1st July, 2005 NBA Signed four year, $4,566,033 rookie scale contract with New York. Included team options for 2007/08 and 2008/09.
25th October, 2006 NBA New York exercised 2007/08 team option.
27th October, 2007 NBA New York exercised 2008/09 team option.
25th September, 2009 NBA Re-signed by New York to a one year, $7 million contract.
9th July, 2010 NBA Signed and traded by New York with a six year, $79,537,680 contract to New York in exchange for Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike, Ronny Turiaf, a 2012 second round pick (#38, Quincy Miller) and a 2013 second round pick (#51, Romero Osby).
27th July, 2015 NBA Traded by Golden State to Boston in exchange for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb.
19th February, 2016 NBA Waived by Boston.
22nd February, 2016 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Dallas.
2nd August, 2016 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio. Included player option for 2017/18.
29th June, 2017 NBA Declined 2017/18 player option.
When: Where:
2001 - 2005 Florida (NCAA)
June 2005 - June 2010 New York Knicks (NBA)
July 2010 - July 2015 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
July 2015 - February 2016 Boston Celtics (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
August 2016 - June 2017 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

David Lee
PF, 6’9, 245lbs, 34 years old, 12 years of experience

Playing 79 games and picking up his offensive rebounding rate back to the level of his younger days, Lee was effective in his bench role and very good value for a minimum salary player. His per-minute numbers were in line with his career to date; only the role was smaller. Shooting a massive 70% at the rim, Lee made shots, rebounded shots, moved the ball, moved off the ball, cut to the basket, found cutters to the basket, and did plenty of offset the fact that opponents target him defensively. Turns out it’s not all about wingspan and shooting range.

Player Plan: Entering free agency after declining a player option for the minimum, knowing full well he can get that again any time. Quite fairly. Should probably join the Rockets, but a worthy returnee if he wants, despite injury.

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