David Lee appeared displeased by Isiah Thomas' statement that he will be heading to the bench shortly, when Jared Jeffries and Channing Frye make their returns.

Lee, the team's most popular and scrappiest player, had always followed the company line, so his remarks were very significant.

"I'm surprised he's already made the decision," said Lee, who's started at power forward since Frye sprained his ankle 10 days ago.

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