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07:24 AM ET 07.01 | After three seasons in Golden State, a former first-rounder may be on the move again. [The Warriors] are exploring trade opportunities for All-Star forward David Lee and the three years, $44 million left on his contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Lee, 30, is a popular and well-respected player within the Golden State franchise but his contract is considerable, and moving him for a star -- or a player on a shorter deal -- makes financial sense. ... The Warriors tried to pry Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge as part of an offer that included Brandon Rush, league sources said. Portland has been engaging trade talks for Aldridge, but has pursued more robust offers than Golden State's proposal, sources said.

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July 1, 2013  08:24 AM ET

I bet Lee would be part of the sign and trade pitch for Dwight.

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July 1, 2013  10:07 AM ET

It's Just Business, Bro.

July 1, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Well, when you have "the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game" then I guess they don't need Lee.

July 1, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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What's funny is how people complained about NY not signing him for this very reason.......and now cause its not NY....its okay?Smh

It's not the same though. In GSW's case, Lee's contract is inhibiting them perhaps to lure Howard. He's already under contract
NY just never even offered him anything. Lee is an above average player, maybe at $8M per, he would be a real value. But as we know, in this league almost all the players are overpaid.

I think even if Warriors are unable to move him, they will still be really good, and Lee will still produce.

July 1, 2013  03:23 PM ET

Be a nice trade for Portland, but I'd make sure that Lee wasn't damaged goods after hip injury in this years playoffs. I'm a big proponent to show guys the door that don't want to stick. Msg to LaMarcus, you are definitely a talent, but the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

July 1, 2013  04:48 PM ET

Howard with that uptempo offense would be an unmitigated disaster... that screeching sound is the Ferrari grinding to a crawl.

July 1, 2013  07:17 PM ET

Lee would be a good pick up for a bunch of playoff teams.

July 1, 2013  07:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Well, when you have "the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game" then I guess they don't need Lee.

The back court of West and Goidrich begs to differ.

July 1, 2013  07:24 PM ET

Goodrich. Aka Stump ^^

July 1, 2013  09:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Well, when you have "the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game" then I guess they don't need Lee.

GS needs a rebounder for all the 3 pt shots the greatest backcourt of all time jacks up. Curry has never seen a shot he doesn't like.

July 1, 2013  09:57 PM ET
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Be a nice trade for Portland, but I'd make sure that Lee wasn't damaged goods after hip injury in this years playoffs. I'm a big proponent to show guys the door that don't want to stick. Msg to LaMarcus, you are definitely a talent, but the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

LaMarcus is tired of being irrelevant when the playoffs begin.

July 1, 2013  09:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I bet Lee would be part of the sign and trade pitch for Dwight.

That's what GS must do to acquire D12.

July 1, 2013  11:28 PM ET

Unless they get Howard or Josh Smith, they better hold onto the dependable Lee.

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July 2, 2013  03:36 AM ET

With a healthy David Lee, Golden State may have been able to overcome the Spurs in the playoffs, rather than losing in game 6. Obviously, if Golden State can use Lee in a trade to upgrade the roster than they should. He is not untouchable, but when healthy he is a solid player, who just last year put up over 18 and 11 a game. He's sort of like a Carlos Boozer type, a versatile scorer, who can rebound, but is rather grounded on defense. Quality players, for sure, but somewhere between star player and role player. With Golden State, Lee's contract (although a little steep) is not nearly as big of a problem as the contract of Biedrins. If trading Lee can haul in Dwight or LaMarcus, than go for it, but don't trade him just to trade him.

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