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David Lee's big week leads to honor

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David Lee's big week leads to honor

Warriors forward David Lee has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, December 10, through Sunday, December 16, the NBA announced today.

In four games last week, Lee averaged 22.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.00 steal, while shooting 60.6% (40-66 FG) from the field, leading the Warriors to a 3-1 record to help complete a season-long, seven-game road trip with a franchise record 6-1 mark.

The 6-9 forward registered at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in all four games, as he did in all seven games of the road trip.

Lee is the first NBA player to post such numbers since 1972 when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did so in each of a nine-game road trip.

The award is the second such honor in Lee’s career, previously earning the Eastern Conference accolade on February 1, 2009, as a member of the New York Knicks.  It is the 29th time a Warriors player has been named Player of the Week since the NBA began giving out the award in 1979 and the first since Monta Ellis on March 12, 2012.

In 24 games this season, the seven-year veteran is averaging 19.2 points (13th in NBA), 11.5 rebounds (5th), 3.4 assists and 1.00 steal, while shooting 52.3% from the field (19th).  He also ranks second in the league in double-doubles (16) and has posted ten 20-point/10-rebound games, matching LeBron James for most in the NBA this season. 

Lee is currently the only player in the NBA averaging at least 19 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, something only Wilt Chamberlain, Nate Thurmond, Neil Johnston and Jerry Lucas have done in franchise history. 

Indiana’s Paul George earned Player of the Week honors in the Eastern Conference.

--Golden State Warriors media services

Klay 'active citizen in the community' Thompson discusses local TV hit

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Klay 'active citizen in the community' Thompson discusses local TV hit

The Warriors had an off day in New York on Monday.

So Klay Thompson hit the streets.

Why did he agree to take part in a local TV hit about scaffolding?

"I was walking and she asked me if I wanted to do an interview, and I said sure," Klay explained to reporters on Tuesday. "Interesting topic -- unfortunately, people got hurt. And it was cool to give my opinion and be an active citizen in the community."

Did she know who Klay was?

"No. It was great. It was nice," Klay answered. "The cameraman recognized me but she didn't ask my profession. Just what I thought about the situation, so I answered it truthfully. 

Don't ever change, Klay. Don't ever change.

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

Chris Mullin: When Curry played at MSG, 'I couldn't take my eyes off him'

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Chris Mullin: When Curry played at MSG, 'I couldn't take my eyes off him'

On Dec. 13, 2008, Davidson beat West Virginia, 68-65.

Steph Curry's stat line: 27 points (9-for-27 FG, 4-for-16 3s), 10 assists, 8 turnovers, 4 steals, 2 blocks.

Chris Mullin was in attendance at Madison Square Garden.

"I watched him coming out of college. I really thought he was gonna be an All-Star player," Mullin told reporters in New York on Monday. "I watched him at the Garden, and he didn't really have a good game but I couldn't take my eyes off him.

"Everything he did. He had a tough shooting night, but he had no problem getting his shot and things like that."

Mullin was named the Warriors' Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations in April 2004.

In May 2009, Golden State elected not to renew Mullin's contract.

On June 25, 2009, the Warriors selected Curry with the seventh overall pick.

"I remember when they drafted him -- I was already gone -- but talking to Nellie (Don Nelson), he's like, 'He's gonna be like Steve Nash,'" Mullin explained. "Which, at that time was pretty gaudy and he's gone past that."

On Tuesday, the Warriors practiced at St. John's -- where Mullin is the head coach.

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