Golden State Warriors wing Damion Lee has put in the work, and now he’s starting to reap the benefits of his consistency.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Lee has signed a three-year contract with the Warriors, and there’s a partial guarantee for the 2020-21 season.
Lee was previously playing under a two-way contract, but because of injuries to other players, as well as his contributions this season, the Warriors have used him more often. He recently hit the 45-day limit two-way players are allotted to play with their respective NBA clubs.
As he’s waited for his standard contract to be finalized, Lee has not played with Golden State since the team’s Jan. 10 game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
A third-year player out of Louisville, Lee was also under a two-way contract last season with the Warriors.
This season, though, Lee has proven he can be a key role player in the league. He’s started a career-high 13 games, and he’s played 26.8 minutes a game. With Lee playing more, he’s shown his scoring and shooting abilities. He’s averaging a career-high 12.3 points per game and is shooting 36.0% from the 3-point line.
With Lee earning a bit more security, it shows the Warriors recognize his potential. The Warriors will play the Denver Nuggets in Golden State on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. EST.