The Spurs have reportedly reached an agreement with free agent forward David Lee on a two-year deal according to his agent per Marc Stein of ESPN.
Lee’s deal is worth approximately $3.2 million and contains a second-year player option. In 2015-16, Lee split time between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks. He appeared in 55 games where he averaged 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds per game. A former All-Star with the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors, Lee has career averages of 14.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
David Lee lands a two-year deal worth $3.2 million and a player option for Year 2 in San Antonio, according to his agent Mark Bartelstein.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 28, 2016
While with the Warriors, Lee won a title in 2015, but was later traded to Boston in the offseason. He was signed by the Dallas Mavericks in February after being waived by the Celtics.
Lee spent last season with the Mavericks as it helped rejuvenated his career averaging 8.5 points and seven rebounds in 25 appearances. He shot 63-percent from the field while grabbing seven rebounds per game.
Against the Cavaliers in March, Lee exploded for 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor in 21 minutes.
What can Lee bring to San Antonio? He is extremely efficient playing off the ball. He does a great job in filling gaps for his teammates. With the Spurs pick and roll game, he is a big enough target to catch and finish at the rim. He also is very active on the boards on both ends of the floor.
For his size (6-foot-9) he is a good enough ball-handler and has proven to be able to finish with either hand. This helps in the transition game and adds to his offensive arsenal with his ability to put the ball on the floor.
He also is a solid jump shooter from 10 to 16 feet out, which will help bring additional spacing to the team. What will help him fit into the system in San Antonio is his unselfish ways. He looks for the best shot on the floor no matter what it takes.
Lee also possesses good lateral quickness, skillful positioning, high energy level and a straight-up fundamental approach which makes him an asset on the defensive end.
His defensive hustle and prowess compliments his very productive rebounding nicely.
It is reported that Head Coach Gregg Popovich and General Manager R.C. Buford reportedly sold Lee stating he will have an important role with the post-Tim Duncan era with the Spurs.
Lee has all the skill sets to come in and make an impact with San Antonio.