The Golden State Warriors’ season came to a disappointing end, complete with a first-round playoff exit and the firing of head coach Mark Jackson. But this 51-win team still had a good year, so it’s time to take a look back on the 2013-14 season and evaluate how everyone performed.
We’ve already taken a look at backup point guard Steve Blake, defensive anchor Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes‘ disappointing sophomore campaign, Jordan Crawford‘s disappointing production off the bench, Marreese Speight’s average year, Jermaine O’Neal‘s time as an elite backup center, Draymond Green‘s underrated season and Klay Thompson‘s solid year.
Today, we’ll be taking a look at David Lee, who would probably be viewed much differently if he weren’t making $15 million a year. Although “Ole!” is probably the best word to describe his defense, Lee is a regular double-double threat who finds ways to score in the paint over and around bigger, quicker and stronger defenders. He’s not much of an athlete, but Lee has a nose for the basket and you could probably do a lot worse at the power forward position without factoring in that overpriced contract.