Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/13/14
Warriors coach Steve Kerr has yet to get together with forward David Lee after several meetings were postponed, including the forward's trip to Las Vegas. But the two have spoken several times, with Kerr early on having talked to both Lee and Klay Thompson about their names surfacing in trade talks and rumors regarding Kevin Love. "They both get it," Kerr said Saturday before the Warriors' 74-72 summer league win over Phoenix. "I told them, 'I know you get it. It doesn't make it any easier.' "But this is why you really get paid. I mean, you get paid all this money, is it really for coming into a gym for two hours a day and shooting jump shots? We've been doing that for free our whole life, you know? You get paid because you can get traded, and you have to uproot your family. You can get hurt, you can get booed, and people on the message board are crushing you. That's where you actually earn your money in this league, where it actually feels like work." Lee, who earned a trip to the All-Star game and has averaged a double-double in four seasons with the Warriors, would likely need to be included in a potential trade for Love because of his high salary. But if the Warriors don't make a trade, Kerr likes Lee for what the coach has planned on offense. "I'm a big fan," Kerr said. "Especially the way we're going to play -- a lot of cutting, slashing -- and with Steph (Curry) and Klay coming off curls and stuff, I love the little slips, and David's as good as anybody at slashing and finishing when there's ball movement. So he's a big part of this." Co-owner Joe Lacob told NBA TV during Saturday's game: "Kevin Love's a really good player. We think our players are really good, too." As complements to Lee, Kerr has envisioned Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green as stretch forwards. Last season, Barnes' 3-point shooting dipped to 34.7 percent while Green's improved to 33.3 percent.
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