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Report: Warriors bench player Damion Lee leaving, signs with Suns

2022 NBA Finals - Golden State Warriors v Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 16: Damion Lee #1 of the Golden State Warriors poses for a portrait with the Larry OBrien Trophy after winning Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 16, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Warriors lost another player in free agency, and while this one lacks the sting of Gary Payton Jr. heading to Portland and Otto Porter Jr. going to Toronto, it’s still a loss off the bench.

Damion Lee has reached a one-year deal to join the Phoenix Suns, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

This is undoubtedly for the minimum.

Lee averaged 7.4 points a game in the nearly 20 minutes a night he played for 64 games. His 3-point shooting slipped this season, 33.7%, but he was who he was for the entire four years he was on the Warriors. Ignore the outside complaints about nepotism (he’s married to Stephen Curry’s sister, Sydel), Lee was what a team should expect from a deeper bench player.

Now the Suns will have Lee off their bench for a season (at least).

And when Phoenix comes to town, Lee can pick up that ring he earned.