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Report: David Lee joins the San Antonio Spurs

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The San Antonio Spurs are still trying to plug the gap left in the front court by the retirement of Tim Duncan. The Big Fundamental called it a day after 18 highly successful years with the franchise, that produced five championships.

Pau Gasol's arrival will eat up a lot of Duncan's minutes - the Spaniard is likely to see more time on the hardwood than the 40-year-old did in his final season - but with David West also moving on in free agency, Gregg Popovich clearly felt the franchise needed more.

Continuing their tradition of acquiring experienced players, the Southwest Division organisation have brought in former Golden State Warriors and title-winning big man David Lee. The 33-year-old has had a tough time of things since leaving the Oracle Arena, but will be hoping to get his career back on track at the AT&T Center.

A two-time All-Star during his time with the Warriors, his game time was severely cut back in 2014/15 as Draymond Green emerged as one of the best forwards in the league. He managed just 49 games, starting only four, and averaged just 18.4 minutes on the hardwood.

He also played 13 times during their playoff run as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 in the finals. However, he averaged just 8.2 minutes per game and scored 3.1 points, provided 0.6 assists and pulled down 2.6 rebounds in that time.

The Warriors unloaded Lee to Boston in a salary dumping exercise but the Missouri native failed to settle into life at TD Garden, starting his first three games before dropping to the bench and being waived in February after just 30 appearances.

Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

The 2013 All-NBA third team entrant finished the season at the Dallas Mavericks, playing two of their playoff games in the 4-1 series loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But the Mavs opted to bring in Lee's former teammate Andrew Bogut at the five spot with Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki playing power forward.

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San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division

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