When the Golden State Warriors made their surprising playoff run last season, David Lee was relegated to either limited minutes or sitting on the bench in a suit because of torn hip flexor.
It may be déjà vu this season. Lee, who has missed the last six games with a strained right hamstring, suffered a setback in his recovery. He was diagnosed with nerve inflammation in his back and has not been able to practice.
There has been no definitive timetable for Lee’s return, but missing the playoffs is a possibility, as Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle writes.
Draymond Green will likely start in Lee’s place while he recovers. Lee is averaging 18.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game this season.
Lacob Interested in Buying A’s
Tim Kawikami of the San Jose Mercury News threw out this interesting nugget on Tuesday. Apparently, he is interested in buying the Oakland A’s from John Fisher and Co., but Fisher is not willing to sell — at least not yet.
According to Kawikami, Lacob’s intention would seem to be to keep the A’s in Oakland and build a new stadium on the Howard Terminal site. The A’s future in Oakland has been long disputed, given their dilapidated home in the O.co Coliseum and their owners’ desire (and failure) to relocate to San Jose.intriguing
Perhaps this is Lacob attempting to “make up” for the potential departure of the Warriors from Oakland — his long-term goal is to build a waterfront arena in San Francisco — by purchasing the A’s, keeping them in Oakland, and being looked upon as a savior.
Or, maybe it’s just his huge ego and his desire for more, which Warriors fans are well acquainted with. Either way, the prospect of Lacob owning two Bay Area professional franchises seems intriguing, to say the least.