Golden State Warriors’ David Lee (10) dunks the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, June 14, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
DALLAS – Dallas Mavericks forward David Lee said Friday he didn’t know if he would play against the Warriors – his former team – after pulling his right groin.
Lee said he was receiving treatment on the tweak he suffered in Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers when he came off the bench to score 20 points.
A member of the Warriors’ NBA championship team, Lee still hoped to play despite being a game-time decision.
“Of course seeing these guys in town always is motivation as close as I am with all of them,” said Lee, who since signing with Dallas has averaged 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 11 games.
Lee also looked forward to next week when he will receive his championship ring in a pregame ceremony at Oracle Arena. The Mavericks play at Golden State on March 25.
“I’ve certainly waited long enough, right?” Lee said, smiling.
“It’s going to be a really cool thing to sort of put an end stamp on what happened last year, and to be able to celebrate in front of the fans at Oracle will be great. But we’ll deal with that when we get there.”