David Lee was asked how he felt about the suggestion that the Golden State Warriors might be better with a lineup consisting of Draymond Green at power forward instead of him.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News and other writers covering the Warriors have written pieces about the limitations of Lee in the lineup with Andrew Bogut at center.
“No, I don’t pay attention to what Tim Kawakami writes," said Lee. "By this point, you ought to know that it’s rather biased. I’m not taking shots at him, but I think he just took Harrison’s name out of the article and inserted Draymond’s this year.
“I think I’ve been a guy that’s worked my butt off for this team, been a leader on and off the court. A huge stat they say is plus/minus. I think I’m ninth in the league in that right now. So if I’m hurting the team, I don’t see it. There’s a lot of things I can get better at, and I’m going to keep doing that. And I think I can help this team do a lot of things in the playoffs coming up if I get healthy,” Lee said.
Bogut was asked how he felt about the "killer lineup" of Green with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala.
“It’s great," said Bogut. "Our defense is really moving and clicking. People say our scoring will struggle with that lineup, last night they didn’t. It’s definitely a lineup I like playing with consistently,” said Bogut, who then remarked on the Warriors’ point total against Utah (130).
“Season high, yeah. Albeit against a team that is somewhat tanking. But yeah, it’s very, very interesting.”