Reports have surfaced that the Golden State Warriors have begun trying to trade All Star forward David Lee.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Warriors have already offered up Lee in two separate trade scenarios:
Golden State offered Lee in a package for Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani, sources said, but the Raptors made a deal with the New York Knicks to shed the final two years, $22.5 million on Bargnani’s contract.
The Warriors tried to pry Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge as part of an offer that included Brandon Rush, league sources said. Portland has been engaging trade talks for Aldridge, but has pursued more robust offers than Golden State’s proposal, sources said.
Lee is a popular player with the Warriors, their first All Star since Latrell Sprewell. He averaged 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds this past season. Having already won over the fan base, he returned from a torn hip flexor to contribute to the team’s playoff run against the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Sp...