Sun Damian signs Leela for a one-year contract
According to NBA.com’s official transaction log, The Sun has signed Damien Leela.
Since the contract is already official, we can assume that it is a minimum wage contract, as it can be signed during the July moratorium. The deal will be for one year, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wozniacki (Twitter link).
Lee, 29, moved out of Louisville in 2016. He made his explosive debut with the Hawks in 2017/18, first signing a 10-day contract and then appearing in 15 games for Atlanta.
Lee has spent the last four seasons with the Warriors, winning the title with Golden State this season. In 201 regular season games (20.6 MPG) with the Warriors, Lee recorded an average of 8.1 PPG and 3.4 RPG on .437 / .366 / .880 shooting.
Although Lee is not a great defensive player, he is an effective shot-maker when it comes to rolling, able to score in bunches. Lee added Gary Payton II, Otto Porter, Nemanja Bezelica and Juan Toscano-Anderson as outgoing players.
Phoenix gets a decent room piece in the shooting guard, though Leela probably won’t get a few minutes behind star Devin Booker.