Damien Lee

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  1. Money

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    Damien Lee. solid basketball player or falsetto singer in a soul/doo wap band?

    Listen to him get interviewed. Smooth like Michael Jackson... lol

    Definitely been stepping up over the last few weeks. If this is something he can turn into a consistent thing, I think he could be a solid 6th man.
     
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    Looks like he's developing into a nice role player, there's room for him coming from the bench once our starters are back next year.
     
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    Big fan of Lee. I think all he needs his consistency to really carve out a role. He’s been bounced around and on 2-way contracts so he’s never really had the opportunity to showcase what he’s capable of being part of an NBA rotation. He’s finally getting that here. I do hope he does get a contract soon because I do believe he would be one of the go-to scoring options off the bench next season.
     
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    Well, there you have it. The Warriors waived Chriss to open up a spot for Lee. Everyone who is pissed about this suddenly thinks they know how to operate as a GM. It’s hilarious.

    “Chriss is cut but Evans is still here.”
    “WCS over Chriss? Gtfo.”

    1) Chriss was on a non-guaranteed deal. If they cut anyone else, they’re still on the hook for that contract. And they only have $400k left to spend... which is not enough to guarantee Chriss’ deal.

    2) Lee is their starting SG. They promised they find a spot for him this season and he is part of their future rotation. They weren’t going to lose him.

    3) You can’t simply dump Burks/WCS on a team for nothing so that you can free up money for Chriss and/or Lee. Not that quickly, at least.

    I love reading internet GM’s hot takes. It only reinforces gratefulness to have someone like Bob Myers stressing over that stuff.
     
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    Yeah, I guess they tried to move some guys, most likely Burks, in order to create a spot for Chriss, but weren't able to do it quickly and without getting other salaries back. It happens. And Chriss was the only move they could make, considering his deal wasn't guaranteed.

    Anyway, it was a good experience for both sides. Chriss was almost out of the NBA, and he played solid basketball for us. He's gonna find a spot somewhere else for the rest of the year, guaranteed. And now we know what Chriss is able to do. He's gonna be a free agent next season, and if he doesn't sign somewhere else for more money, there's gotta be interest from the Warriors.

    A pity, but it's what it is, and these few months have been good for both sides.
     
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    Sucks to lose Chriss. He was starting to grow on me. But it seems there weren’t many options
     
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    It is totally fair to criticize them. It was the moronic Russell deal that hard-capped them forcing them into this situation. This only turns out well if they can move Russell for a winning player that fits with what we do.
     
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    Marquis is back and DLee just signed a two year deal on the cheap...
     
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    Good. A bit surprising Chriss went through waivers available. But Lee has proven to be developing pretty well and will play a role from the bench next year, while Chriss proved enough to be given Lee's two-way spot now that Damion's signed.
     
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    He cleared waivers because whoever claimed him would have to guarantee his contract. I wouldn’t be surprised if they take the same approach with him in the summer as they did with Lee (signing him to a 2-way and then converting once his 45 days are up to sign at a pro-rated salary) if they look to keep cap flexibility to land an impact wing.
     
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    Still, there are far worse players in the league with a guaranteed contract. I really thought somebody was going to claim him.
     
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    anytime I unfortunately watch a Lakers game, i'm continually stunned Jarrod Dudley is still in the league
     
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    Dudley played alright last year for the Nets. This year, seems like he's enjoying the LA sun more than anything...

    Great guy, funny, smart... just not sure what he adds to the Lakers roster at this point.
     

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