Gators in the NBA: Lee retires after 12 years in league

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David Lee, Kevin Love
David Lee's best years were when he played for the Golden State Warriors from 2010-2015. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

David Lee retired from the game of basketball via his Instagram (@dlee042) on Saturday night.
Lee scored 11,232 points in 12 seasons and won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015.
The 34-year-old was twice elected to the NBA All-Star team and played his best game statistically in 2010 as a New York Knick where he racked up 37 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists; the first 30-20-10 game in the NBA since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1976.
Ironically, his best game came against the Warriors a year before they signed him on a sign and trade deal with the Knicks for $80 million.
Lee played his final season with the San Antonio Spurs, playing in 79 of 82 games and making 10 starts last year. They failed to pick up his $2.3 million option for this season.

Around the NBA, Lakers forward Corey Brewer has recently received praise from Lakers coach Luke Walton and teammate Julius Randle for his effort on the defensive end.
Last season the Lakers (7-10) were near the bottom of the league in defense without Brewer, but this season the Lakers are ranked in the top 10 in turnovers forced and opponent field goal percentage.

Brewer impressed with four steals, three points and three assists in a 127-109 Lakers win in Denver on Sunday.


Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal tallied his first double-double of the year in a home loss against the Miami Heat. Beal is averaging 24.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season for Washington (9-7) in his sixth year. The Wizards also sent forward Devin Robinson down to G-League affiliate in Delaware earlier this month.
Boston Celtics center Al Horford has continued his excellent play as the Celtics (15-2) have now won 15 straight contests. Horford recorded a double-double in two of three games this week with one coming against the NBA champion Golden State Warriors in a 92-88 win on Friday.


Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons started his first game of the season Saturday, scoring 17 points in a 105-83 loss to Houston. Memphis coach David Fizdale said he hoped Parsons would help jump-start Memphis’ (7-9) starting rotation that is currently without starting point guard Mike Conley.
Magic forward Marreese Speights has seen an uptick in minutes this past week and is averaging 10 points per game during the stretch.
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem saw his first action this season in a home loss to Indiana on Sunday. Haslem scored two points in three minutes for Miami (7-9).

The Associated Press contributed to the report.


Boston Celtics
Al Horford (C)
Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (F)
Los Angeles Lakers
Corey Brewer (F)
Memphis Grizzlies
Chandler Parsons (F)
Miami Heat
Udonis Haslem (F)
New York Knicks
Joakim Noah (C)
Orlando Magic 
Marreese Speights (F)
Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal (G)
Devin Robinson (F)


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