David Lee, who had made the playoffs for the first time in his eight year career, will only have the chance to experience one game.
Lee is out for at least the remainder of the postseason after a Grade 3 tear in his right hip flexor, according to USA Today’s Sam Amick.
Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group reports that Lee is “out for the year,” meaning that he could miss the beginning of next season as well.
The power forward suffered the injury in Game 1 against the Nuggets. An X-ray yesterday came back negative, but an MRI today revealed the tear.
Lee has had an absolute monster season with the Warriors, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds in the regular season.
Without him, the Warriors will turn to Carl Landry and Draymond Green to carry the load, with the veteran Richard Jefferson seeing more action.