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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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The Clippers and Knicks have discussed a trade involving Courtney Lee, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
The Knicks are reportedly looking for draft picks, which the Clippers don't have, so it's unclear how far these discussions have gone. Lee would be a nice real-world addition to the Clippers but it wouldn't help his fantasy stock. Feb 23 - 1:26 PM

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Courtney Lee (illness) is still not feeling well on Thursday.

The good news is he was at shootaround and got shots up. He did not practice on Wednesday and should be considered questionable for tonight against the Cavs. If he can't go, we should see more Justin Holiday while Brandon Jennings will be next to Derrick Rose more often. Of course, the Knicks could be making a trade today.
Feb 23 - 10:54 AM

Courtney Lee (illness) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday.

Head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Lee has been too ill to be able to fly in to New York to rejoin the team, but he's still expecting him to be available for Thursday's matchup with the Cavs. Noah, tweaked his hamstring just before the break and has already been ruled out for Thursday's game, so this isn't at all surprising. In the off-chance that Lee can't give it a go on Thursday, Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings would likely pickup most of his minutes. Stay tuned.

Courtney Lee (illness) did not practice on Tuesday.

Lee still has another 48 hours before Thursday's game vs. the Cavaliers, but we should know more about his status after Wednesday's practice. If Lee is unable to play, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday will benefit the most. Through the first seven games of February, Lee averaged 10.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.6 triples.
Feb 21 - 7:34 PM

Courtney Lee scored 17 points with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

He's been sneaky good for the last two weeks and has always been a high-floor guy in fantasy. Obviously Derrick Rose (ankle) not being around helps, but Lee has fifth-round value in his last 10 games for his standard league owners. He's a solid pickup in eight- and nine-cat leagues.
Feb 4 - 11:25 PM

Courtney Lee scored 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in 52 minutes.

Lee hit a clutch 3-point shot to send the game into the fourth overtime, and he nearly got the game to a fifth overtime period, but his final 3-point shot was just slightly off the mark. Lee isn’t the most exciting guy to own, but he’s been particularly hot over the past few weeks, knocking down 49.3 percent of his shot attempts to go with averages of 11.5 points, 2.4 dimes, 1.5 triples and just 0.4 turnovers per game. If you need a 3-point gunner in a 9-cat league, Lee could be your guy.
Jan 29 - 7:44 PM

Courtney Lee scored 16 points in a "revenge game" against the Hornets on Friday, shooting 7-of-12 from the field.

He was huge in the fourth quarter with nine points in the last five minutes alone. Lee added four assists, three rebounds, three steals, one block and two triples. He's now played well in four straight games and has been a new player since he got his starting job back, averaging 16.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal in that span. If you need help at guard, Lee is worth a glance while he's rolling.
Jan 27 - 10:03 PM

Courtney Lee scored a season-high 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting vs. Dallas, adding two 3-pointers, six rebounds, one assist, one block and just one turnover in 38 minutes.

Lee has scored 23, 14 and 13 points in his past three games. In the eight games prior to that, however, he never scored more than nine points. He's getting a bit of extra run with Lance Thomas (facial fracture) out of commission, but he's still just a borderline option best suited to 14-teams or deeper.
Jan 26 - 12:41 AM

Courtney Lee hit 3-of-7 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-7 free throws for 14 points, four rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes of Monday's 109-103 win over the Pacers.

He's starting at shooting guard for the Knicks and scored 13 points on Saturday, when he hit three 3-pointers. Maybe he's ready to start scoring 14 points a night, but unless you're simply desperate for 3-pointers, you can probably find a more valuable player off your waiver wire.
Jan 24 - 12:49 AM

Courtney Lee started and played 37 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and three 3-pointers on 5-of-9 shooting.

Lee came in averaging 30-plus minutes in January, but hadn't scored more than nine points in his previous eight games. He might get hot and start scoring in double figures regularly, but for now, this looks like nothing more than a decent game against inferior defense.
Jan 21 - 11:02 PM

Courtney Lee will start and Ron Baker will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

After Lee's 'Dumb and Dumber' saga, he's back in the starting lineup. He should play with an extra edge and has a great matchup, so he could hit the ground running. We still wouldn't use Lee in most cases.
Jan 21 - 7:07 PM

Courtney Lee handed out a season-high seven assists in 38 bench minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, adding nine points and eight rebounds in a convincing road win.

C-Lee added one 3-pointer and one block to round out his line. He will have the ball in his hands more often with the second unit, but it's hard to see him approaching this many minutes routinely - Ron Baker was in foul trouble all game long. Leave C-Lee on the wire unless he can duplicate this performance a few times.
Jan 18 - 11:27 PM

Courtney Lee is unsure if he will continue to come off the bench or return to the Knicks starting lineup.

"[Coach Jeff Hornacek] said it might just be for this game [Monday], it might be for a couple games. He was just saying we need to change something around," Lee said after the Knicks lost to the Hawks on Monday afternoon. Lee played just 21 minutes and was benched the entire fourth quarter. He is averaging only 6.5 points and shooting just 19 percent from 3-point territory over his last six games.
Jan 17 - 10:03 AM

Courtney Lee scored seven points off the bench with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Monday.

After the game, Lee said he found out he was benched just before the game. In a halftime interview, Carmelo Anthony said Lee handled the benching like a pro and also made it seem like it was more of an experiment. Lee has also really fallen off as a shooter lately, making just 2-of-15 from deep in his last four -- he was leading the NBA in 3-point percentage last month. Lee is only a 16-team guy for now.
Jan 16 - 3:33 PM

Courtney Lee will come off the bench on Monday vs. Atlanta.

The Knicks have been shredded on defense all season, so they're going to take their best wing defender out of the lineup. Sounds about right. Lee was a low-end asset to own before this news, so feel free to drop him for a hot free agent. With that said, he should still see a healthy dose of minutes Monday.
Jan 16 - 12:27 PM

Depth Charts

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