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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
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Courtney Lee sat out most of the second half on Sunday, finishing with four points, two rebounds and one turnover in 22 minutes.
Lee has been indispensable for the Knicks this season, and tonight's late benching was a product of the flow of the game -- New York found success going small, so coach Jeff Hornacek stuck with a backcourt of Frank Ntilikina and Ron Baker for nearly the entire fourth quarter. The last time C-Lee played under 30 minutes, he followed it up with a 24-point gem, and owners should shrug off tonight's dud. Dec 10 - 11:36 PM

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Courtney Lee picked up 24 points, four 3-pointers, three assists, one rebound, one steal and just one turnover in 38 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Lee came out firing after halftime, and he's going to be very busy offensively with Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) out at least a few weeks. He hit 10-of-17 shots tonight, without getting to the FT line, and narrowly missed his season-high of 26 points. Lee has been a true bargain for owners, especially in category leagues.
Dec 6 - 11:32 PM

Courtney Lee scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, one 3-pointer, two assists, two steals and one turnover in 36 minutes.

Lee’s numbers don’t often jump off the stat sheet, but his ability to bring a little bit of everything to the box score without hurting you in any one area is what drives his value. He’s been producing top-50 value on the season, but we’d view him as a sell-high guy as his minutes could start to fade towards the second half of the year if the Knicks are out of the playoff hunt.
Dec 3 - 7:09 PM

Courtney Lee scored a season-high 26 points during a 116-104 win on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, one block, no turnovers and two 3-pointers.

He was 11-of-14 from the field in this game with most of his damage coming in the first half with 19 points. Lee is in one of his best grooves of the season over his last five, averaging 14.6 points, 5.4 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 treys. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Nov 24 - 11:15 PM

Courtney Lee finished with 15 points, a season-high seven assists, five rebounds and three steals in Wednesday's win over the Raptors.

Lee was 7-of-12 from the floor and only committed one turnover. Lee has now scored in double-figures in six of the Knicks last seven games. His solid, consistent stats across the board have propelled him to a top-65 overall ranking in nine-category fantasy leagues this season. He's provided an excellent return of value for those GM's that selected him late in drafts last month.
Nov 22 - 10:26 PM

Courtney Lee hit just 1-of-9 shots for three points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes vs. the Raptors on Friday.

He described himself as "a little sore" after taking a shot to the upper leg in his previous game, so maybe that's to blame for his poor shooting. However, Lee salvaged his fantasy line with some nice supporting stats and will continue to be a nice low-end value for his steals and triples.
Nov 17 - 10:17 PM

Courtney Lee (leg) will play against the Raptors on Friday.

He is "a little sore" according to coach Jeff Hornacek. Lee took some contact to his upper leg late in the game on Wednesday, but he should be able to play his normal amount of minutes.
Nov 17 - 6:07 PM

Courtney Lee (hamstring) will play Friday vs. the Raptors.

Lee limped off the court on Wednesday's following the Knicks win over the Jazz. However, Lee said it was just cramping and that he's good to go for Friday night. Lee has been sneakily solid all season for the Knicks. He's averaging 11.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists 1.8 treys and 1.4 steals in 32.6 minutes this season. He ranks inside the top-70 overall in nine-category fantasy leagues.
Nov 17 - 12:44 PM

Courtney Lee (leg) said that he'll be fine for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

Coach Jeff Hornacek said after Wednesday's game that Lee tweaked his hamstring, but Lee later said that he was just cramping and that he took a knee to the tailbone. "I’m fine, bro,’’ Lee said. "I’ll be ready for the next game. I’m fine.’" Expect him to play, but Lee's owners can check back for an update after Friday's morning shootaround to be safe.
Nov 16 - 9:50 AM

Updating a previous item, Courtney Lee (leg) said he cramped up in the fourth quarter and took a "knee to the butt bone" late in the game.

A bump to his leg is much better news than a hamstring muscle pull, so Lee is probably going to be able to suit up this weekend. For now, his fantasy owners should have him ready to roll on Friday against the Raptors. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Nov 15 - 10:51 PM

Courtney Lee tweaked his hamstring in the final minute of Wednesday's game and he will be re-evaluated on Thursday.

He played the final 9:31 of this game, so the injury probably occurred in the last possession or two. Lee hasn't had any noteworthy hamstring issues in his NBA career, but teams are usually very careful with this injury because it can linger. If he does need to miss time, Doug McDermott or Michael Beasley could be asked to play more, or there could be more two-PG lineups used with Frank Ntilikina. The Knicks may also roll the dice on Damyean Dotson to fill some minutes. Lee finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers. He's been a must-own player to this point in standard leagues.
Nov 15 - 10:26 PM

Courtney Lee made 7-of-9 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers against the Kings on Saturday.

He uncharacteristically was not shooting the ball well with only a 41.2 field goal percentage on the season before this game, and he was under 43 percent in each of his previous four. This strong game from Lee moves him to a sneaky mid-round value in nine-category leagues, so he's vastly under owned in standard formats.
Nov 11 - 11:40 PM

Courtney Lee had 12 points, four steals, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes on Wednesday, making 3-of-7 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs.

Lee was coming off a nine-assist performance in 36 minutes on Tuesday, and he continues to be a sneaky top-100 roto value. Jeff Hornacek loves him and he hasn't faced much competition, although SF Doug McDermott could be a threat if he continues to play well.
Nov 8 - 10:30 PM

Courtney Lee posted a rare double-double on Sunday with 15 points and 10 rebounds, adding three assists, three 3-pointers and two steals in a surprising road win vs. Cleveland.

The veteran hit 6-of-11 shots with just one turnover in 38 minutes, and he's proven to be a staple of coach Jeff Hornacek's rotation. As the season progresses, Lee could give ground to guys like Doug McDermott (three points in 14 minutes), Lance Thomas (five points in 16 minutes) or Mindaugas Kuzminskas (DNP-CD), but until then he's a viable low-end option in most formats.
Oct 29 - 11:01 PM

Courtney Lee scored nine points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

Coach Jeff Horacek sounded confident that Lee could hold up as an undersized three. He said he could guard bigger small forwards and that he likes the idea of opposing threes chasing him around off screens. Lee has been fairly efficient, he can make treys and he should be decent in other stats, so he could be a low-demand asset in standard leagues.
Oct 20 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Frank Ntilikina
3Ramon Sessions
4Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Doug McDermott
3Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Willy Hernangomez
4Joakim Noah