David Lee isn’t starting. That’s all we know about his minutes.
— Jimmy Spencer (@JimmySpencerNBA) May 3, 2013
David Lee, per multiple reports, could play in Game 6 as the Golden State Warriors look to close the Denver Nuggets out.
Yeah, I don’t get it either.
Lee tore his right hip flexor less than two weeks ago and was unsurprisingly ruled out for the reminder of the playoffs. There was even some concern that he could miss more time than expected heading into training camp. The funny thing is, those reports were surfaced just a few days ago. They aren’t ancient.
Now, Lee may play in Game 6.
I wouldn’t anything official yet, though. Lee could just be a decoy.
David Lee warming up for the Warriors. Carl Landry listed as starter, but Mark Jackson’s been known to use that as a juke move before
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) May 3, 2013
Then again, he did appear to be moving well in warm ups, and has been cleared to play:
And DLee just dunked. Oracle noticed.
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) May 3, 2013
On April 21, the Warriors didn’t sound optimistic:
The only David Lee unknown was supposed to be whether would have surgery. Warriors said April 21 he would not play if they made the Finals.
— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) May 3, 2013
It will be an interesting development with the tip-off looming.