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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Lee learned to block out trade talk during his days with the New York Knicks when just about everybody on the roster was rumored to be on the move at some point.
With the Golden State Warriors involved in discussions to acquire Kevin Love from Minnesota this offseason, Lee said he never wasted time wondering about his future after he heard the news. Instead, he worked on his rehabilitation and remained as secluded as he could in the Los Angeles area.
The Warriors ended their pursuit of Love long ago and opted for a light touchup over a major makeover.
Golden State's decision to keep its core together says a lot about the confidence management has in the roster heading into Tuesday's first training camp practice under new coach Steve Kerr.