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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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Courtney Lee (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.
Lee tweaked his foot on the final shot of Monday's game, and he wasn't able to get through his pregame routine without issue, so he'll miss this meaningless game for New York. Michael Beasley, Frank Ntilikina, and Damyean Dotson will see an uptick in value with Lee out. Apr 11 - 6:37 PM

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Courtney Lee (sprained left ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

We'd hedge our bets on the 32-year-old veteran sitting out this final, meaningless game of the year for New York, which will translate to more minutes for guys like Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas and Michael Beasley, with Beasley offering the most upside out of that group. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on Lee's status.

Courtney Lee will move to the bench on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

Lance Thomas is getting the nod in the first unit to match up with LeBron. Good luck with that. Tim Hardaway Jr. is out, so Lee should still see decent minutes. The Knicks will start Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke, Thomas, Michael Beasley and Kyle O'Quinn.
Apr 9 - 7:05 PM

Courtney Lee scored 14 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

Tim Hardaway Jr. not playing explains the minutes for Lee here. If THJ is back for Monday, expect Lee to be in the lower 20s for playing time. That's probably not enough to use him in most leagues.
Apr 7 - 9:54 PM

Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina, Kyle O'Quinn, Courtney Lee and Michael Beasley are starting against the Bucks on Saturday.

The Knicks have some tough defensive matchups against the Bucks today, so that could be a factor on this lineup. With Tim Hardaway Jr. out, Lee could get the most minutes he's seen in a while.
Apr 7 - 7:27 PM

Courtney Lee played through his sore foot on Tuesday and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer off the bench for 13 points, a steal and a block in 24 minutes.

He missed a couple games with the injury and looked pretty good tonight, but he's not someone you can fully trust right now. He was easily the best bench player for the Knicks, who were blown out 97-73 by the Magic tonight.
Apr 3 - 10:07 PM

Courtney Lee (foot) will be available to play on Tuesday against the Magic.

He's on track to get back out there following a two-game stint on the sidelines, but his minutes have been very inconsistent as of late as New York shifts their focus towards developing the younger guys on the roster. Lee is not worth owning in fantasy hoops.
Apr 3 - 5:39 PM

Courtney Lee (left midfoot inflammation) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Magic.

The Knicks have been cautious with Lee in recent weeks and his minutes have plummeted since the All-Star break with the team taking an extended look at their young talent. The Knicks will be missing quite a few player on Tuesday and Michael Beasley (questionable) and Enes Kanter (doubtful) may not play, so maybe Lee picks up some extra minutes. There should still be a better option on your waiver wire with 13 games on Tuesday.
Apr 2 - 11:30 AM

Courtney Lee (left midfoot inflammation) is out against the Pistons on Saturday.

He was expected to play in this game, but the Knicks will hold him out. This should give minutes to Trey Burke Emmanuel Mudiay and perhaps other guards. Lee has to be dropped in most leagues now.
Mar 31 - 3:23 PM

Courtney Lee (foot) is expected to return for Saturday's game vs. Detroit.

Lee sat out Saturday's loss to the Sixers due to the foot issue. Lee has seen his production plummet since the All-Star break. Over his last eight games, he is averaging just 6.0 points, 1.1 rebound and 1.1 assists in 23.3 minutes. Leave him on waivers.
Mar 30 - 1:01 PM

Courtney Lee (foot) will not suit up for Wednesday's game in Philadelphia.

Lee was able to get through shootaround, which means he's making progress, but whether he plays or not does not change the fact that he should not be owned in fantasy hoops. Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina and Tim Hardaway Jr. will divvy up his minutes tonight.

Courtney Lee (foot) was able to go through shootaround, but he remains questionable to play Wednesday against the 76ers.

The Knicks want Lee to get through his pregame routine without issue before an official determination is made on his status, so he'll be a game-time call tonight. If he sits again, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke will pick up the slack. Lee isn't worth owning in most leagues.

Courtney Lee (left midfoot inflammation) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers.

Lee has seen his role greatly diminished over the second half of the season. Over his last eight games, he's averaging just 6.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He should be on waivers in all formats. If Lee is unable to play Wednesday, that will open up more minutes for Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke.
Mar 27 - 5:10 PM

Courtney Lee came off the Knicks' bench on Sunday for 13 points (5-of-7 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

Lee accepted his demotion with grace, and said he even anticipated being replaced by one of the Knicks' younger guards. This was the veteran's third game as a reserve all season and there's no reason to think the lineup change will revive his fantasy appeal -- his minutes are down to 22.3 per game in March, after averaging 32.6 per game before the break. We'd like to see him reproduce this line before burning a transaction for him.
Mar 25 - 9:12 PM

Courtney Lee will come off the Knicks' bench on Sunday.

Frank Ntilikina and Trey Burke are starting in the backcourt, but this shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups since Lee was already playing reduced minutes.
Mar 25 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Emmanuel Mudiay
3Frank Ntilikina
4Trey Burke
5Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Lance Thomas
3Troy Williams
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Isaiah Hicks
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Luke Kornet
4Joakim Noah