Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee underwent a successful hip surgery on Thursday morning.
In high spirits, Lee is expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp. Per the same report, he will begin rehabilitation in the next 10-14 days. The details outside of the 10-14-day timetable for the outset of his rehabilitation process were not released.
Lee tore his right hip flexor during Game 1 of the First Round of the playoffs (April 20, 2013) against the Denver Nuggets. Most pundits claimed that the Warriors’ hopes of advancing beyond the first round were depleted, but Golden State beat the Nuggets in six games and came within two games of the Western Conference Finals, and Lee contributed. After playing for 1:27 in Game 6 against Denver, he appeared in four of six Semifinal games against the San Antonio Spurs, albeit in short spurts.
The All-Star power forward was named to the NBA’s All-Third team on May 23, becoming Golden State’s first player to make an All-NBA team since Latrell Sprewell earned First Team honors in 1993-94.
During the regular season, Lee averaged 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in 36.8 minutes per game.