Veteran forward Lee retires from NBA

David Lee averaged 13.5 points in his 12-year career.

Twelve-year forward David Lee announced on Instagram that he has retired from the NBA.

Lee played his college ball at The University of Florida and was selected 30th overall in the 2005 draft by the New York Knicks.

After spending five years with the Knicks, Lee was traded to the Golden State Warriors. He was part of the 2015 championship team that beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 2015-16, Lee played for the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks, and in 2016-17, he was with the San Antonio Spurs — his final stop.

Lee, a crafty lefty, averaged 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 53.5 percent from the field in his career.