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Lee reacts to question about his playing time with Warriors

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Damion Lee free throws

Damion Lee has been fantastic through 12 games this season.

The Warriors guard is averaging 7.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.8 steals, while shooting 44.7 percent from 3-point territory on 3.9 attempts per game.

He's providing that production in just 19.1 minutes per game. And when it comes to playing time, many believe Lee should be on the court more.

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Does he pay attention to that chatter on social media?

"No. I don't deal with any positive or negative reaction, team divisiveness -- anything that tries to divide the team," Lee told the media after practice Saturday. "For me, it's about what I can do to help contribute and to help us get wins."

Lee's net rating is plus 5.6, which is the second-best on the team. He trails only Mychal Mulder (plus 13.2), who plays just 10.3 minutes per game.

"I've said this before -- it doesn't matter if I play five minutes, 10 minutes, 25 minutes a game," Lee added. "Whatever time I get, I just want to go out there and do whatever I can to try to help us get a win."

Lee won't be inserted into the starting lineup Monday night vs. the Los Angeles Lakers, as Steve Kerr made it clear Sunday that he is sticking with the same unit.

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But it's safe to assume that Golden State's coach will not wait until the beginning of the second quarter to put Lee into the game.

 

"There could be changes rotationally -- pairings -- that sort of thing," Kerr told the media. "We might try some different groups together during the game."

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