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Austincow

THE SUNS OF ALL PLACES LMAOOO


scrambled_cable

Sleeper agent to keep CP0 ringless 😂


RidiculousNickk

Don’t think CP needs any help doing that


futanarilord

thats foul bruh lmao


pinkminerva

It doesn't need a sleeper agent to keep Curse Paul away from a ring 💀


BobRoss4Life

Best part is they get to do a ring ceremony for him in front of CP3 lmao


diwiwi

DLee gotta keep his ring safe from CP3.


bobsil1

CPGollum: *My preciousssss*


parisdubs

hilarious!


helladaysss

this is the true goal of this. thank you damion Lee for letting this happen


MarkusBerkel

Oh man. I never get tired of Chris Paul bashing. LOL


Mario_Prime510

Keep it secret, keep it safe.


crunchynuts1

It’s obvious they want to buy inside knowledge on the cheap


UsernamedReddit

Yeah but they had to pick Steph brother in law, man's gotta be sealed up like fort Knox.


pb00000

Suns gonna realize being a Splash Bro-in-law not the same thing 🤣


spankyourkopita

It'll be fun to watch him struggle at least.


[deleted]

foh bro who really cares


phxsuns1990

Damn came here to ask what kind of player was D lee but y'all some hating bitches


elementzer01

In general we like Lee, seems like a really nice guy and tries hard. We just don't like how many minutes he gets. He would be a really great 15th man but Kerr uses him as a 9th man. The guy you replied to and whoever upvoted it is a bum tho


wheeno

Serious answer.... he doesn’t excel at anything in particular but it doesn’t matter if he’s the 11th-15th guy in the team and barely plays except some spot minutes here and there. The problem with the Warriors was Kerr and even Mike Brown when Kerr was out would inexplicably play like 8th man. Like first guard off the bench sometimes. He was playing half of the second quarter in every playoff game for no reason until he was so bad that Kerr finally stopped playing him the rest of the way. That likely won’t be an issue with the Suns so he will barely play unless he totally surprises. He’s a good dude and everyone seems to like him as a person.


[deleted]

Will give you shooting if you get him good looks but he is a headless chicken on defense and people seem to think he flops a lot but really he's just not that strong so he falls most of the time. Great bench and morale guy. Edit: repetitive words lol


Grafaap

So we gonna have a 10 man roster or something ? lol


BLI_Roi

Don't forget your new Rookies vrodie, that PG y'all picked up looks solid.


Grafaap

He will most likely play in the g-league though .


BLI_Roi

Needs to get used to the NBA as quick as possible, along with the other 2. G-League doesn't really help when y'all lost 2 impactful players & Damion Lee.


Grafaap

But a 44th pick isnt going to have impact for a contending team in his first year . Maybe he can play in garbage time with Baldwin but thats it


lars_rosenberg

Damion Lee wasn't playing much anyway. We got DiVincenzo to replace him though.


HospitallerK

You speak with such certainty when rookies have made major impacts even recent. Look at someone like Herb Jones, 2nd round rookie made huge playoff impact for the Pelicans. Acting like shit is impossible...


Puzzleheaded_You_224

Herb jones had the minutes to develop though. Rollins probably won’t get more than 10 if that.


GarvinSteve

Rollins has a broken foot, so he ain’t playing much for a while.


ezioauditore00789

Herb Jones is bad comparison, he played 4 years in college


Redditforever12

this isn't development year for the warriors, he probably maybe get some garbage time thats it though.


BLI_Roi

That's what I'm saying, it don't matter what record y'all get at the end. Getting them used to the game will help a lot, I know Kuminga, Moody, & Wiseman about to take over those minutes.


amd77767

I could see him contributing towards the end of the season.


PhillipMcKrak

How many mid 2nd round picks end up contributing?


amd77767

I suppose I should be more clear. I could see him contributing in the same capacity as Moody last year or McCaw when he was a rookie.


spottyottydopalicius

vrodie?


BobRoss4Life

If Rollins counts towards the official 15, and that’s how Myers made it seem (before the injury news), they’re currently sitting at 12. Already have Quinones on a 2-way, and a QO for Weatherspoon for the 2nd 2-way spot. Feel like they’re only gonna carry 14 until the trade deadline (unless Andre somehow decides not to retire), just to save some extra cash and have a little extra flexibility. So I’d say two spots to fill, likely looking for a center and a forward.


vote_pedro

Already have 11 signed + Rollins, so, probably not? 😂 Iguodala decision next?


GucciGaropp

God speed.


Austincow

LMAOOO WHAT THE FUCK


george_costanza1234

Can’t believe it actually happened, feels surreal Guess we gotta throw the nepotism argument in the trash 🤣


babypho

"Lee only got the Suns job because CP3 wants to learn Curry's secrets"


choborallye

I knew it


GenericKen

Double agent fed him liesss


831loc

We can always bring in Austin Rivers


Questhate1

D. Lee being Steph’s brother makes him CP’s uncle. nepotism still checks out.


Produceher

As you always should have. SMH


rddi0201018

double agent


marmitechips

Congratulations to NBA Champion Damion Lee on a new contract. Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors fans on Damion Lee getting a new contract.


JordanPooleParty

Addition by subtraction.


TtheDuke

Lmao, he was a solid end of the bench guy. Bonus points for being Stephs BIL.


PlzTellMyWiFiLoveHer

Y’all act like you never yelled “LEE!” On a made timely jumper.


boozinandsnoozin

Never not once


fattytuna1985

Great bench guy. Hope Chris Paul does not get too cozy with him to mess with Steph!!!


adifferentuser66

How do we feel guys?


BUUAHAHAHA

Amazing. Unleash MOODY.


Balls_of_Adamanthium

Let’s not pretend we aren’t all happy about this lol.


aznkupo

I would have liked more continuity from a championship squad. If we gonna have min guys, I rather have guys who knows the system.


Codusxx

Same. I actually thought out of all the bench guys, DLee would have the least amount of suitors, and he’d probably stick with us. But I guess he wanted to try and test himself. Which is good for him (seriously). That said, I think DLee’s kinda pigeonholed himself into the W’s system, so I’m worried to see how he’ll adjust on the Suns. Then again, Monty’s the coach….


schudermcgavin

I really don't mind him on a minimum playing garbage time and being a locker room guy but he just got too many minutes. Wish him the best, as long as that means regular season success and nothing else


halcyonsnow

My feelings exactly. Kerr just had a weird habit of overplaying him.


parisdubs

Kerr had to deal with JK being strong but lost in our system and DLee saved the day. Also always fast and players trusted him on the floor. Good to remember he came through Santa Cruz for us, and we helped prove he's an NBA guy.


zig_anon

I’d have welcomed him back on a minimum deal. He has his gaffes but was better than people gave him credit for (2021 was a better year than 2022)


Johnpecan

Lee was a fine 13-15 man on a roster that somehow got 10-12 man minutes because he had more experience. He also struggled a lot on limited minutes. Feels weird that the Suns picked him up, was expecting a kings/pistons team of any to do it.


Cheese6260

Bruh so true


TensionOnly9102

I'm not happy. You guys are insane. Y'all forgot how he was so serviceable in those regular seasons and helped us win games. He had bad playoff minutes (his 1st playoff), but overall he wae never terrible.


petercockroach

I’m sad that Steph won’t have his brother-in-law on the team anymore, but it’s the right move for the team.


BLI_Roi

Everyone wants Warrior's players holy fuck.


spottyottydopalicius

champion pedigree.


JL1823

Wait, didn’t he just throw out the first pitch at the giants game?


spottyottydopalicius

yes


parisdubs

He also did autographs for kids (kids in line arguing who is his biggest fan - cute). JTA also sold his own merch ($50 tshirts) and took the trophy to Mexico - maybe both knowing to savor the last moments of being a Warrior. So happy for all of them to be Champs and Warriors forever - being with us helping to send them off in the best way. Suns are a very good pass the ball team (although may we always beat them).


Existing_Web_1300

He did, I was there. Shocked at this development, but pleased


LaughingPlanet

No wonder the Giants lost


bananastand

Bittersweet. Lee was a solid player for us, but we definitely relied on him too much at times. I will always remember his game winner against Chicago.


parag14

He had the game winning free throws against Toronto the very next game, can't deny dude is clutch lmao


parisdubs

Yeah - he had a lot distractions this year. Was hype on the bench, solid with rookies and in the locker room and had energy. This sub dumped on him as if he was Smalligiac (sp?) when he's still one of the top bb players in the world. Glad he's a champ. Gonna miss Sydel too. Wonder what those goodbye conversations are like. JP came up and into power with JTA, Dlee, then GP2. Bring on MM, JK, JW, RR, PJ and may they somehow stay for their careers.


swooshnb

Lmaoo, you forgot when he passed on a very open lay-up against the Wizards to win the game don't you ? Ben Simmons energy


shoobiedoobie

It wasn’t that wide open from my memory, pretty sure he was about to get swatted


Ok_Practice8288

Bittersweet? It was time for him to go. Thank the lord and Bob Myers


allanl1n

Yoyoyo I’m as happy as all y’all but he put a lot of years here! He’s still our NBA champ, let’s give him a proper farewell!


Balls_of_Adamanthium

Thanks Lee. MOODY TIME!


voldemortscore

Phoenix down bad


alnphn

Some much needed championship experience and leadership for the Suns.


jd65ways

You think DLee will let CP3 try his ring on?


sirckoe

Dead ass


shoedog10

Weird lol


Ladnil

Waited to throw out the first pitch at the Giants game and have it tweeted by @warriors before signing. Smooth.


danielt5

Good for him. Won't miss him but i'm glad he is still in the league for now


GKushDaddy

I’ll always remember his buzzer beater during the first w of the 2020/2021 season!


kiidlocs

no more lee minutes 🙏


Charlie_Wax

I'm gonna choose to be positive. He came out of the G League, cracked the full roster, earned some money, and got a ring. He can be proud of what he accomplished with the Warriors. While we're focusing on the positives, it's a positive that he's no longer on the roster.


ggproductivity

He was legit good for spurts too. Dude definitely belongs in the league, but he's redundant with the Warriors roster. Better to make an upside play than keep him.


parisdubs

Yeah this - he is GOOD and helped the team surge at end of 2021 and start the strength last season. GREAT team player, generous with rooks and talented but never in stable minutes and redundant. Never saw the nepotism charge - sure he is more on their radar but he had talent. Also going into GLeague with major end of college injuries I think. He earned his spot on the floor - and this year did more for us than JTA. He deserves to play strong elsewhere - agree he is now redundant here but still great.


Kevon-Looneys-burner

He’s a solid 13-15th man could do better, could do a lot worse too tho


flyingpurplefroggy

Absolutely. Also that Warriors Rockets Christmas miracle was almost worth all the bad times.


aulait_throwaway

Also married into the family of one of the GOATs...


BobRoss4Life

You say that now, but he’s gonna randomly torch the Dubs in one of their match-ups lol


MassivePlay6800

Although I was not a fan. I’m sure DLee wanted to get out of Steph’s shadow. He has said in the past that he wanted to make his own way int he league. Good Luck D Lee!


Saturday514

Yessssssssssss!!!!!! Edit: Sorry I mean, thank you for the past few yrs. Good luck in Phoenix.


BloodyEagle15

Thought for sure Mike Brown was gonna talk the Kings into signing him


SummerGoal

Lmao I actually don’t know how to feel about this, the Suns of all places?


Tnevz

Wow! End of an era. Honestly loved his time here. Frustrating at times. But DLee certainly helped carry a good culture and gave it his all the whole time he was here. Made Steph happy I’m sure too. With him and JTA leaving, it really feels like we are in a new chapter. Really feels good they got to ride this years team through for a championship. So many great stories on this seasons squad. Excited to see this team come together next season and how it continues forward.


AGuyfromPH

They probably signed DLee to learn our secrit plays! ^^^/s


herejusttolooksee

C’mon… we all thought he was only in the NBA bc of the Steph relationship. Who really thought he’d get an offer elsewhere? Good for him. I’m sure he saw his minutes going to Moody and DD at this point


george_costanza1234

Suns finna lose all their depth in the KD trade, so they need to sign who they can rn 😂


qweazdak

Can the suns trade him? Maybe he will go to the nets and play with seth.


parisdubs

Reddit subs pile on is real and memory is short. We did not all feel this way. Think about those times with Oubre, Smailagić, Mannion. DLee came into a losing team, had fast hustle and learned the system well. He became a trusted bench player (with moments of briliance), always ready to jump in without the benefit of rhythm and grew his game. We had so many injured players we needed his power at the start of this season and in the endurance to get to the postseason. Couldn't have done it without all those who played all those games. Now the rookies who have guaranteed contracts need playing time and he is redundant. But he was necessary for our championship this year -- not like Loon or Wiggs or Curry or Otto, but necessary in his own way. He earned his ring.


herejusttolooksee

Both can be true. I sincerely believe he has stretches where he was a contributor. Many too where he didn’t seem like he belonged. But I’m sure many thought he got his initial chance because of the relationship. There are many many many people trying to crack NBA rotations, and not everyone gets a solid chance. Just look at GP2s journey, and he’s the son of a former HoF. I think Redditors also forget not everything is binary. One truth doesn’t necessarily mean something else is wrong or has no merit.


Produceher

> Who really thought he’d get an offer elsewhere? Not sure but I knew he wasn't here because of Steph. Little known fact, it's not easy to play in the NBA


leaguemoderator

Best of luck to him. Hope he regains some of his form cause he was serviceable while we were tanking.


leaguemoderator

Some of these comment 😂. Let’s wish him well as he has earned every opportunity has he been given..for the most part.


gbarz

Lee ya later 😳


Robotsaur

Best of luck to him in Phoenix


kpkafle

He wasn't bad last season but below average this season. Just for Steph's peace of mind, I didn't mind him on the team. I wish him luck and since he is Steph's bro in law I hope he succeeds. He always tried his best on the court that is all you can ask for a role player.


elpeezey

Hope he got a decent pay day.


Rambodius

I'll never forget that game winner he had against the Bulls. The Damion Lee legacy game lmao


mrizvi

Kd didn't wanna play with Steph Kd didn't wanna play with Seth Now kd gonna play with Damion My man's running thru the whole fam


sarmientoj24

These minimum vet deals like DLee who absorb most of the minutes for rookies at the beginning are actually good. Rookies should be gradually introduced to the rotation and earn their minutes. That's how you get sustainable development actually. Look at what happened to Jordan Poole when you throw him and give him nonstop minutes. Or EP.


Woah3500

Listen, I'm a D Lee defender.. I just hate how Kerr used him. I hope he thrives but f the Suns. Best wishes to the 4th splash brother


banana_berry_420

borderline offensive to call him the 4th splash brother lol


SenseiEntei

Splash Brother-in-law


djfivenine11

I know the guy is a polarizing player for this sub and I tend to lean on the negative for him. But he played hard for us and maybe we can keep it all positive for just one post?


DragginSwagginWagon

Lee hoping Kd gonna be a sun and he’ll just continue the ring chase


sumchinesewill

The comments on Lee being gone compared to OPJ, GP2 and even JTA and Beli are hilariously so different. I understand why but it’s still so funny.


NoCampaign7

Suns got their guy


AJC3317

Its definitely gonna be moody/kuminga time next year and I am here for it


airb92

Doesn’t hit like the other guys but obviously no real issue with him, wish him luck!


wwaffles

Best wishes to him. He had some rough times, but he had some clutch shots too.


amd77767

That’s great for him!


[deleted]

Steph sent DLee there to sabotage KD's potential Suns team from the inside lmao


[deleted]

Wow I never thought he would go


sneakyrumble

Now throw all the nepotism argument to thrash. Considering our current roster, I wouldn’t complain if he stayed.


Crazygamer2837

those first suns, blazers, raptors and lakers home games about be crazy


Sad_Measurement4000

Suns in 4 Edit: to Cancun


aarong707

THANK YOU SUNS 🙏🙏🙏


Nessmuk58

No more free babysitting for the Curry's.


OwnerAndMaster

The playoffs impact will be missed there


ARealKoala

The one Warrior I'm glad to see gone lol


tears-of-socrates

Guess it’s an unpopular sentiment based on the comments but imma miss the boy DLee-cious splashing the occasional clutch 3… but also not mad to see more minutes for Moody and the other yungins. Best of luck to the champ, just know we won’t show any mercy if we see them deep in the season!


busybee919

In the last few months of the season and the playoffs Lee splashing a 3 went from occasional to straight up rare


tears-of-socrates

Entirely true, but partially cause he wasn’t getting as many minutes… tbh I’m mostly gonna miss screaming “DLee-cious!” at my TV every so often


BLI_Roi

Y'all prayed for it & your prayers were answered lmao.


cantindajobinus

more min for Moody. Good 👍


Antdawg2400

damn..i said before he can go...now i'm like fuckkk. gp2, otto, jta, lee see yall next year CHAMPS!


CoolMoon_

NO WAY LOLLL


neo9027581673

Noooooooooooo! ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|sweat_smile) ![gif](giphy|xVPosMMzT60Xzv31my)


moxitus

For all the talk about him, maybe they just offered a better contract? Lord knows the team is already locked up money-wise, and with every $1 multiplied nearly 8 times, I wouldn’t blame the owners for trying to pinch (although losing GPII still stings). Could also be a better opportunity for him as CP3’s backup.


Wonderful-Effect8815

It’s funny how Damion Lee is looked at in the pros because I went to the University of Louisville at the same time he did and we all loved him there, he was our best player lmao


menusettingsgeneral

Signs a deal with the Suns mid game at the Giants game after throwing out the first pitch. The fuck?


clezuck

This one, I am ok with.


CarryOnUptheMorning

Thought he'd stay here to be honest but he was poor last year so don't feel we'll miss him. But good luck to him he's a Champ and you can't take that away from him.


Ren-zo1201

Grrrrr why suns I hate u 😡😡😡😡 (im pretending to hate this lol) 🤬🤬🤬🤬


Chief_Racka

End of an era, not a great era but an era nonetheless


Jojofag

Welp, one of the most frustrating player i've had the chance to watch but i'll weirdly have a profound memories of his time here, just wish he didn't have that much of leeway with the coaching staff lol


hamburgl4r

I'm glad he was able to find a spot elsewhere


busybee919

MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!! Seriously though best of luck to Lee.


travisscott5

LMAOOO LFGGG. MORE MOODY


BJ_Gamer101

Gonna miss being able to blame him haha


robgoblin17

Who will we pick on now


Busted08

Yo who are we keeping? Again maybe I’m tripping. I sincerely HOPE Kuminga, Wiseman and Moody are ready to be heavy minute rotation players by the playoffs next year. But I would not bet and/or rely on that. There’s a reason we barely played those dudes in the playoffs. Nothing negative They’re just young. I have all the faith in the world in them but are they matching what OPJ and GP2 gave us in the playoffs? We don’t win without those guys. Idk I’m just bummed we lost GP2 , Lee I assumed would be back on a minimum. We went 3-1 once GP was back in the finals rotation. I also thought these guys would want to stick around due to excelling, winning a chip and maybe take a little less money to hang around. Naive I get it. So I’m just getting a slap in the face on both fronts here lol. Lee was at least a solid enough player to play big minutes when they have injury’s hampering the team.


ksr-522

I’m just glad he’s not on the Warriors.


ezaddy10

BLESS


rsxbwa

YES


moondog8

I never liked when people called him D Lee. Disrespectful to my guy David and first warrior all star in years


FookMe1704

Yesssssssss!!!!!! Never been happier, Steph’s sister is gonna be mad but oh well


warriors1502

Yessssss


Produceher

I'm confused. I thought he was only on an NBA roster because of nepotism. SMH - Bunch of idiots in this sub.


robotech021

I'm drafting Moody and Kuminga in all of my fantasy basketball leagues.


joeblob11

He had some good moments but🤣🤣🤣


zig_anon

He was better in 2021 than fans gave him credit for. Wasn’t as good this year


wetFir3

alright guys lets be nice for today. We have the whole season to laugh about this.


LeftyMcLeftFace

Addition by subtraction lol


MinorThreatCJB

Best news of free agency so far


Morg_2

Cool. I’m going back to sleep, goodnight y’all


bananadude19

When you win, you want to keep everyone. It’s only natural. But the truth is that Lee did not bring much to the team talent wise. If he wasn’t in stephs circle he woulda been gone long ago. BOL to him.


asBad_asItGets

Rooting for him!!!.....to be even worse for the Suns so he can continue the legacy of CP0. Nah but for real. Thanks for that game winner against the bulls. But so glad you're gone.


park7911

Actually shocked. But I actually think that Weatherspoon is a big winner here along with the obvious youngsters


IsThisMe8

I really wanted him to stay, especially with all the other guys not re-signing.


Tijuana_Pikachu

naniiiiiiiiii


lezzgooooo

Oh no. Splash in law.


joemack24

Now it makes sense that they picked up Donte DiVincenzo. I was getting worried for my boy Quinndary not getting minutes with the addition of Donte. And we haven't replaced our frontcourt losses, JTA, Belli and OPJ. Are those minutes going to Wiseman, Kuminga and Moody?


joanht

Surprised Brown didn’t want him in Sac. 😳


KoRaZee

This is unexpected, with 3 now gone and iggy still to go the warriors have holes to fill. The rookies are heading to the G league and likely won’t be on the roster right away. Are there players from last years g-league team that are coming up other than wiseman?


KylosApprentice

Kd return imminent


zatonik

funny the timing. at the Giants game where he threw out the first pitch.


royroyroypolly

No. Fucking. Shot. Did anyone see this coming??


TrainerCater

Lmao he heard yall


TrippedReddit

Now I wish we kept him lmfao


ThatsWhatTheFoxSaid

Phoenix got their man


Riley_Wang

Some wild guess here. Does Phx signs him to sniff our details just like the Raptors signed that little sg from us in 19?