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Courtney Lee | Guard | #5

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: Western Kentucky
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (22) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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Courtney Lee (ankle) returned from a two-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Heat, scoring nine points with seven rebounds, one assist and one triple in 30 minutes.
The Knicks had no interest in easing him back into action and there's no word of any restrictions for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs on the second night of a back-to-back set. Lee shot 4-of-8 from the field and is worth a look as a low-end option if you could use help in 3-pointers and steals. Just keep your expectations in check. Dec 6 - 10:01 PM

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Courtney Lee (ankle) is starting against the Heat on Tuesday.

Justin Holiday will move back to the bench. Lee is averaging 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 triples this season, so he's a low-end fantasy asset.
Dec 6 - 7:41 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said he expects Courtney Lee (ankle) to play Tuesday vs. Miami

Lee has missed two straight games after spraining his ankle last Wednesday. Lee's return will bump Justin Holiday back to the bench. However, Holiday played well in his two spot starts, averaging 9.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals, which may have earned him additional playing time going forward. Lee is averaging 29.7 minutes per game this season, but may see those minutes reduced slightly if he doesn't pick up his level of play (he's sitting on a career-low 10.3 PER this season)
Dec 6 - 10:42 AM

Courtney Lee (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings.

Justin Holiday will likely be drawing the start tonight, and he's someone to consider in DFS after putting up 13 points, seven boards, three steals, one block and two triples over 31 minutes in a spot-start on Friday night. For now, we'll be considering Lee questionable for Tuesday's game in Miami.
Dec 4 - 5:53 PM

Courtney Lee says his ankle sprain is improving and he hasn't ruled out returning to the lineup Sunday against the Kings.

"It feels a lot better than it did when I initially twisted it," Lee said Friday. "I wasn't able to walk that night but I was able to move around (Friday)." If Lee can't play Sunday, look for Justin Holiday to start in his place. Holiday played well in his start on Friday, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two 3-pointers and one block. He will be a cheap DFS option on Sunday if Lee doesn't play.
Dec 3 - 12:24 PM

Courtney Lee (ankle) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

The Knicks will go with more of Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings to help fill the void left by Lee. Holiday hasn't played too well, but he should be able to get minutes in the upper 20s. Plus, Jennings could see minutes around 30, especially if he plays close to 10 minutes next to Derrick Rose.
Dec 2 - 5:53 PM

Courtney Lee (ankle) is unlikely to play against the Wolves on Friday.

This report adds that Lee is not expected to miss much time. His ankle doesn't appear to have any structural damage and perhaps he can make it back next week. Until then, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday should get some extra run.
Dec 1 - 9:01 PM

Courtney Lee (ankle) is questionable for Friday against the Wolves.

He suffered the injury on Wednesday night and did not return. Lee is not expected to miss much time and could even be back for Friday. If he's going to miss another game, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday would get some extra playing time.
Dec 1 - 2:09 PM

Courtney Lee (left ankle) sprain is unlikely to miss extended time after leaving Wednesday's game.

X-rays came back negative on Lee's ankle and he isn't expected to be out for very long. We'll keep an eye on his progress, but Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings will both see a bump in deeper fantasy league value while Lee is out.
Dec 1 - 10:08 AM

Courtney Lee suffered a left ankle sprain on Wednesday night and will not return, though X-rays came back negative.

The Knicks ruled him out somewhat quickly from his sprain in the first half. With Lee out, they're already going with more two-PG lineups while Justin Holiday should also get a nice bump in minutes. Holiday and Brandon Jennings are both worth speculative looks in deeper leagues.
Nov 30 - 9:03 PM

Courtney Lee said that he sprained his shooting hand back on Nov. 20 vs. Atlanta, but maintains that it is not an issue that has affected his shot.

Lee has been averaging 11.0 points, 2.3 triples, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and just 0.5 turnovers per game on 43.2 percent shooting since sustaining the injury, so this isn't anything to be concerned about. In fact, those numbers have been good enough for seventh-round value in standard 9-cat leagues, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a boost in the 3-point category with a trickle of steals.
Nov 29 - 2:56 PM

Courtney Lee made 5-of-10 shots for 13 points, three boards, and two steals in 36 minutes of Monday’s loss to the Thunder.

Lee has now scored in double figures in three consecutive games and has made nine 3-pointers over that span. He continues to see plenty of minutes, averaging 30.6 minutes per game and playing over 35 minutes in three of his last five games. His usage rate is just 14.6 percent, but he does account for 23.5 percent of the 3PM and 14.7 percent of the Knicks points. If you are looking for help in the 3-point category and need a scorer, now is the time to pick up Lee, as he is shooting the ball well.
Nov 28 - 11:50 PM

Courtney Lee scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday with four rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 27 minutes.

He was coming off a 14-point outing against the Hawks, but he's been far too inconsistent this season. Lee has been held to single-digit points in four out of his last five games and is averaging 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 3-pointers in that span. You should be able to find a better option on your waiver wire.
Nov 22 - 10:37 PM

Courtney Lee scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with five boards, five assists (season-high), two 3-pointers, two steals and two turnovers in 38 minutes (season-high).

Lee hadn't been doing much of anything in his previous three outings, and it wouldn't be surprising to see his production fall off a cliff his next time out. Lee doesn't really hurt you in any one category, but he's also not doing enough on a consistent basis to warrant ownership in standard settings.
Nov 20 - 4:10 PM

Courtney Lee was held to one point in Friday's loss to Boston, missing all four of his shots from the field.

He played 22 minutes in the blowout loss, adding one rebound, one assist and one block. It was easily the worst game of his season, but his teammates didn't look much better. Lee will bounce back and is a low-end hold in standard leagues with averages of 11.3 points, 1.1 triples and 0.9 steals in his previous seven games.
Nov 11 - 10:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
3Ron Baker
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Guillermo Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee