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Courtney Lee | Guard | #5

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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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Coach Jeff Hornacek said he likes the idea of starting Courtney Lee alongside Tim Hardaway Jr.
He did add that it could be tough to start this wing combo in some matchups against bigger lineups. "Yeah I think defensively they're able to scramble and help each other out and they can switch," Hornacek said. Lee looks like the heavy favorite to get the start on opening night. Plus, it helps he does have some point guard experience, especially with Frank Ntilikina (knee) progressing slowly. Lee will be a low-demand target in drafts, but he has an excellent shot to be a top-100 player in standard leagues. Oct 12 - 3:38 PM

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Courtney Lee scored 12 points with four rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in a start against the Wizards on Friday.

While he is a little undersized as a possible starter, Lee brings a lot of what the Knicks need in their first unit. He has experience as a ball handler, he can bury treys, defend 1-3, and he's usually efficient. Almost nobody in your league will be after Lee, so you can sneak him at 150 and he almost certainly will return that kind of value and possibly more.
Oct 6 - 10:39 PM

Courtney Lee has emerged as an early favorite to start at small forward for the Knicks this season.

Lee will be battling with Michael Beasley and Doug McDermott for the starting three-spot at training camp, and this is a position battle we'll be watching closely. Lee's probably the best defensive player out of this group, but he is a bit undersized for the small forward position at 6-foot-5, although that is less of an issue in today's positionless NBA. While Lee could start, he doesn't offer a ton of upside, so he's more of a late-round target in deep leagues.
Sep 27 - 9:35 AM

Al Iannazzone of Newsday is reporting that the Knicks "aren't looking to move" Courtney Lee.

It had been rumored that New York was shopping Lee earlier this offseason, and those rumors intensified when the Knicks signed Tim Hardaway Jr. to a mammoth $71 million offer sheet, which Atlanta is not expected to match. However, the Newsday report states that New York is willing to hold onto both shooting guards and "plan to play [Lee] and Hardaway together." The Hawks have until midnight on Saturday to make a decision on Hardaway.
Source: Newsday
Jul 8 - 12:08 PM

Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that the Knicks "were looking to trade Courtney Lee's contract."

It's not clear if New York is still shopping Lee or if they've abandoned that pursuit, but moving Lee's deal off the books would open some additional flexibility for the Knicks to be a bigger player in free agency. We shall see what develops in the post-Phil Jackson era.
Jul 1 - 4:17 PM

Courtney Lee scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting Sunday to go with two 3-pointers, three assists, one steal, one rebound and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

Lee has been playing very well as of late as one of New York’s primary weapons on offense sans Derrick Rose (knee), Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (back), and over the past few weeks he's been a top-50 option with averages of 13.5 points, 1.3 triples, 2.8 assists and 1.9 steals per contest on 46.7 percent shooting. He's worth owning in most leagues.
Apr 9 - 2:35 PM

Courtney Lee scored 11 points with eight rebounds, three assists, five steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

He had the unenviable task of guarding John Wall for much of this game, but coming up with plenty of stats is a good sign. With the Knicks likely to be very shorthanded on Friday in Memphis, Lee could have a nice opportunity for a revenge game. His fantasy owners or DFS players may want to make sure he's starting before locking him in.
Apr 6 - 10:42 PM

Courtney Lee had 14 points, four rebounds and three assists on 6-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's unlikely win over the Bulls.

Lee is averaging 13.4 points over his last five and has scored in double digits in four straight games, making him a viable fantasy play if you need a shooting guard with a pulse.
Apr 4 - 11:59 PM

Courtney Lee scored 20 points on 6-of-15 shooting vs. the Heat on Friday.

When you're starting next to Ron Baker and Sasha Vujacic, you are usually going to have the green light. Lee logged 35 minutes with Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Derrick Rose (knee) watching from the sidelines, hitting all six of his free throws with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and two triples. As good as Lee has been since the break, he could be rested on any given night with the Knicks in tank mode.
Mar 31 - 11:01 PM

Courtney Lee scored 16 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 41 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

The Knicks are probably going to start rolling the tank, which could mean more shots for Lee going forward. On the other hand, it's possible he gets some time off to get a look at some of their other younger players. Lee is still worth owning for now and he hasn't been rested yet this season -- he's had two different injury stints.
Mar 24 - 12:23 AM

Courtney Lee scored just two points, missing five of his six field goal attempts, in Monday's 114-105 loss against the Clippers.

That's two poor outings over the past three games. Ron Baker picked up the slack in Monday's loss, but it's hard to see him eating into the veteran Lee's minutes just yet. Despite the rough patch recently he has been a solid source of 3-pointers and rebounds for most fantasy owners while also chipping in with a steal or two in rotisserie formats.
Mar 21 - 1:16 AM

Courtney Lee scored 13 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

While he hasn't shot the ball too well, Lee is getting some heavy run and adding output in the other categories. In his last five games, Lee averaged 13.2 points, 4.6 boards, 1.4 steals and 1.4 treys in 35.8 minuets per game. Lee has been a fourth-round player since the break, so he should be owned in all standard leagues. Although, he only has two games for the upcoming week following Sunday's outing in Brooklyn.
Mar 11 - 8:26 PM

Courtney Lee scored 20 points in Monday's win over the Magic, adding three boards, two assists and one steal.

With Carmelo Anthony (knee soreness) out, Lee logged 41 minutes on the night and was a focal point of the offense. He shot 6-of-16 from the field, but missed all three of his 3-pointers. Lee is prone to duds, but he's been sneaky good for a while and is worth owning in standard leagues, especially if Melo misses more time.
Mar 6 - 9:43 PM

Courtney Lee was held to five points on 2-of-5 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Warriors, adding one 3-pointer, one assist, three steals and one turnover in 29 minutes.

The scoring comes and goes with Lee, but he's pretty consistent with the shooting percentages, steals and 3-point scoring. In fact, Lee has actually been a sneaky top-60 guy over the past month with averages of 11.8 points, 2.8 dimes, 1.4 steals, 1.8 triples and 1.2 turnovers per contest on 52.8 percent shooting. Give him a look if those numbers work for your squad.
Mar 5 - 7:08 PM

Courtney Lee (illness) scored a game-high 25 points against the Cavs on Thursday, adding six rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He was sick this morning, but managed to hit a season high in scoring. Lee has been a sneaky stud in standard fantasy leagues, posting fifth-round value in his last 15 games. While he won't be this good, he should be owned in standard leagues.
Feb 23 - 11:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ramon Sessions
2Frank Ntilikina
3Jarrett Jack
4Ron Baker
SG1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Courtney Lee
3Damyean Dotson
SF1Doug McDermott
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
C1Willy Hernangomez
2Enes Kanter
3Joakim Noah
4Kyle O'Quinn
5Luke Kornet