05/06/2013 05:47 pm ET

To Lee Or Not To Lee: Are The Warriors Better Without Their All-Star? - The Triangle Blog - Grantland


To grasp how a team could get better by losing a player of Lee's caliber, it’s important to understand what about his game makes him an All-Star. His main strengths lie mostly in his passing and rebounding. The team’s assist ratio dropped about four assists when Lee was off the floor in the regular season, according to, a fairly noticeable dip and something the Warriors likely won’t be able to replace. The rebounding, however, is a different story.

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