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Golden State shuts down David Lee for season

Apr 16, 2012, 9:33 AM EDT

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If Golden State finishes with one of the seven worst records in the NBA, they get to keep their top pick. If not, the Utah Jazz get it (via the New Jersey Nets, who got it from Golden State in the Marcus Williams trade).

As of Monday Morning, Golden State has the ninth worst record in the NBA, one game better than the seventh worst record.

With that we bring you the news Golden State has shut down David Lee for the remainder of the season due to his injuries, reports the Contra Costa Times (via IamaGM).

The morning after scoring a game-high 30 points in a loss to Dallas, Lee had an MRI in an attempt to find the source of his pain. Friday’s MRI revealed a strained groin and a stress reaction. Team doctors told Lee if he played before his groin were fully healed, he would risk further injury.

“He wanted to play, but I’m not going to let him,” (Warriors GM Larry) Riley said. “But I told him he could hurt that thing even worse. I’m not going to let him play until he can’t hurt it anymore.”

How cynical do you feel today? You can decide for yourself if the Warriors would have had Lee play through it if the playoffs were on the line. But as they are not, and a draft pick is, better to sit the man down.

  1. primesinister - Apr 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Hey Kurt, just because they finish 7th-worst doesn’t mean they’ll get the 7th pick. In the NBA, there is this thing called the lottery. Jesus.

    • chiadam - Apr 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM

      Idiot…he never said they were getting the seventh pick by finishing seventh. He said they lose their pick in the first round (wherever it may fall) if they finish worse than seventh. At least try and comprehend words before running someone down. Now, you look stupid because you just had to make someone else look stupid.

      • primesinister - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:03 AM

        Sorry chiadumbass, but they lose their pick if they get the 8th PICK or worse. Not record. Sit back down son.

  2. trickybastard - Apr 17, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    Biggest tank job in the NBA.

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