Warriors player who could be impacted by buyout market: Damion Lee
The Warriors are one of the many teams that could be interested in Dragic if he’s bought out by the Spurs, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
If Dragic is brought in, the backup point guard would likely take minutes, not from third-year guard Jordan Poole, but from Damion Lee. Lee and potentially Gary Payton II could be the two players most hurt by an addition of a backup point guard.
Lee is currently averaging 20.3 minutes per game but has seen those decline since Klay Thompson returned.
While he’s spent just 3% of his minutes at point guard (69% at the two-guard position), Poole, who is the primary facilitator for the bench, would slide to the two and then make Lee the third-string shooting guard.
Lee has seen both his three-point and two-point shooting decline from last season, so he hasn’t quite warranted a high level of minutes. If a backup point guard is added, Lee’s minutes are going to take and, subsequently so, his value as well.