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What they're saying: Bay Area sports community pays tribute to Ed Lee

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What they're saying: Bay Area sports community pays tribute to Ed Lee

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, the first Asian-American mayor in the city's history, passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday morning. 

Lee was a big sports fan, and a regular presence at championship parades and games during his six years in the mayor's office. 

Sports figures from around the Bay Area are paying tribute to Lee on social media:

San Francisco Giants 

Hunter Pence

Renel Brooks-Moon 

Amy Gutierrez 

San Francisco 49ers

Jed York

Jerry Rice

https://twitter.com/JerryRice/status/940615179015819264

Golden State Warriors

Adonal Foyle

This post is being updated. 

Draymond critical of his defense this year, 'it's a tough adjustment'

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Draymond critical of his defense this year, 'it's a tough adjustment'

Through 39 games this season, Draymond Green is averaging 11.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.

He is shooting 45.4 percent overall and 30.5 percent from deep.

"I think I've been pretty good playing through the injury," Draymond told reporters after practice on Friday. "Could be a lot better but you go through what you go through and you deal with it ... I'm very critical of myself so I think there are a lot of areas I can be better at."

Last season, the Warriors' defensive rating when Draymond was on the floor was 99.3.

This season, the Warriors' defensive rating when Draymond is on the floor is 101.3.

Last season, Draymond contested 13.7 shots per game -- 5th most in the NBA.

This season, Draymond is contesting 10.8 shots per game -- 17th most in the NBA.

Last season, Draymond averaged 3.9 deflections per game -- tied for the second most.

This season, Draymond is averaging 2.7 deflections per game -- tied for 22nd most.

"I think I kind of caused a little more confusion on the defensive end last year than I have this year -- for other teams," Draymond said. "I've been OK. I don't think I've been great...

"They can't really study me. I think it's more just people are spreading out the floor so much that so you gotta be conscious of when you're helping ... the one thing I've tried to focus on is being better covering 3-point shooters. Doing that, you can't help as much."

Is that a tough adjustment?

"Yeah, because I love going to help. It's a natural instinct," Draymond said. "It's a tough adjustment, but it something that I'm aware of."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Will Draymond find motivation from All-Star voting results among players?

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Will Draymond find motivation from All-Star voting results among players?

Draymond Green is not going to start in the NBA All-Star Game.

He would be a starter if the criteria was strictly based on the fan vote, as Draymond finished with the second most fan votes among Western Conference frontcourt players.

But the reigning Defensive Player of the Year finished seventh in the media voting and seventh in the NBA player voting.

"If you look over the player voting, I don't think it's really taken that serious," Draymond told reporters on Friday. "I think some people do make it a joke. But it's all right. No big deal.

"It's not that big of a deal."

Is Draymond confident that he will make the team as a reserve?

"I don't know. We'll see."

Is not being a starter going to provide him some motivation?

"No," Draymond answered emphatically. "I don't care what another player think about me. If they don't play on my team, that don't matter...

"I never thought I'd be in a position to be ranked that high from the fans. I definitely thank them for the support."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller