Lee Finding Confidence in Golden State
This is not the same David Lee.
He may have the same skill set — a money midrange jumper, rebounding deftness, craftiness at finishing around the basket. He is putting up numbers similar to his career averages, but something is clearly different about Lee.
“I have a much better sense of confidence this year,” Lee said after Friday’s Warriors practice on the UCLA campus. “I am confident going out there that we’re going to win my battle at the power forward spot. If I’m focusing and I’m playing the way I’ve been playing, I can get the better of most matchups.”
“He’s playing like the best power forward in the business,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said of Lee, who is garnering considerable attention as an All-Star candidate.
“David Lee is in the discussion, and he’s playing lights out,” Jackson added. “His body of work. His consistency from Day 1. We’re a winning team. He’s had an impact. He’s done it against the best. He’s leading.”