Golden State Warriors forward David Lee is expected to return to action in tomorrow's game against the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena according to multiple reports.
David Lee says he knows he'll only help the team and is more than excited to return tomorrow vs Sac #Warriors— Sarah Todd (@NBASarah) December 21, 2014
Steve Kerr said he'll bring David Lee off the bench and play him in short stints between the 1st-2nd quarters and 3rd-4th quarters.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) December 21, 2014
Kerr on Lee: "He looked great. The hamstring is fine. He scrimmaged 5-on-5. We’ll do the same thing (Sun), and we anticipate him playing Mon— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) December 21, 2014
With Andrew Bogut now out indefinitely, Lee will at the very least add some depth to the frontcourt and hopefully use his passing ability in that high post facilitator role. But the still looming question is how Lee will fit in the rotation long-term: even if Draymond Green has the starting forward role locked up, how many minutes will he play and what lineup combinations will he be used with most often? We cannot answer those questions until he can play in more than short stints, so for now we can just enjoy the fact that adding a player like Lee to this rotation can only help an already-successful team regardless of how exactly Kerr uses him.
For more thoughts on David Lee's fit with the team, check out Conrad's article from a few weeks ago.