Golden State Warriors: Player Comparisons to the San Francisco Giants

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David Lee Matt Cain

Mar 2, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) looks on against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Warriors 104-98. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Lee and Cain are the prototypical veteran leaders. They’ve been to the playoffs, they’re experienced, and they are valuable leaders to their teams. Like the players previously mentioned, both Lee and Cain are selfless leaders that focus on the team’s success as a whole. They are honored by any personal accomplishments, but the team’s success is more meaningful and important to them.

Both Lee and Cain are also very reliable. If you put aside the injury-riddled year that Cain had last season and the time that Lee has missed at the beginning of this NBA season, both players haven’t suffered too many significant injuries in their career. Cain is known as the “horse” because of his ability to stay healthy and work a lot of innings. Lee can be put into that category as well.

Jun 10, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) during batting practice before the game against the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

In addition to their reliability, both players bring consistency to their respective teams too. Lee is known as a “double double machine,” because he consistently scores about 18, grabs about 10 rebounds, and shoots about 50 percent per game too. Cain is also consistent, whether he’s the ace of the pitching staff or the third pitcher in the rotation.

Lee’s and Cain’s veteran leadership and consistency are key to the success of their teams, and both of these players are significant pieces to the team chemistry on their respective squads.