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Courtney Lee | Guard | #5

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: Western Kentucky
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (22) / ORL
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Courtney Lee hit all five of his shots from the field and finished with 18 points in Saturday's win over the Kings.
Lee also had one board, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers, and he shot 5-of-6 from the charity stripe. Lee has scored in double digits in his last three games, but he is on an expiring contract and the Grizzlies are reportedly exploring the trade market for him. For now, Lee is simply just a low-end asset in standard leagues and a trade wouldn't necessarily be a good thing. Jan 31 - 12:05 AM

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The Grizzlies are exploring the trade market for Courtney Lee.

Jeff Green is also reportedly available. Lee is on the last year of his deal and could walk in free agency this summer, so the Grizzlies are simply doing their due diligence to see if they can get a solid offer in return. Lee is averaging a respectable 10.2 points, 2.5 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 45.3 percent shooting from the field. If he is traded, it would likely be to a contender or a team in the playoff hunt.
Jan 29 - 9:51 AM

Courtney Lee scored 16 points with two assists, one block and three 3-pointers against the Magic on Monday.

He did suffer some sort of right triceps injury, but he did play through it. Lee was in pain for most of overtime and he was really shaking his right arm during his last trip to the free throw line. We'll keep him off the injury report for now.
Jan 25 - 11:40 PM

Courtney Lee scored 10 points in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday with four rebounds and one steal.

If Tony Allen (knee, hamstring) is going to miss games, Lee should be able to put up some low-end value in standard leagues. Allen is really only day-to-day for now, so Lee's lower upside hurts his appeal as a pickup.
Jan 22 - 12:32 AM

Courtney Lee (hip) returned from a two-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting with three boards, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

The Grizzlies were really shorthanded on Tuesday without Mike Conley (Achilles) and Matt Barnes (thumb), so Lee stepped back into the starting lineup. The minutes were solid and it didn't look like his hip was bothering him, so give him a look if you need some 3-pointers. He could lose a lot of value when Conley and Barnes return, though.
Jan 13 - 1:17 AM

Courtney Lee (hip) will join the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Rockets in place of Matt Barnes (thumb).

He will join a first unit of Mario Chalmers, Tony Allen, Jeff Green and Marc Gasol, meaning the Grizzlies will continue to bring Zach Randolph off the bench. Lee is not a must-own player in standard leagues, but give him a look if you need treys.
Jan 12 - 7:48 PM

Courtney Lee (hip) will play against the Rockets on Tuesday.

He said he'll "definitely" play for this game against one of his former teams. Lee could be the backup point guard with Mike Conley (Achilles) questionable for Tuesday. Lee's minutes have been pretty high and he did log 37 on Jan. 4 in Matt Barnes' return, but his per-minute output only makes him a borderline guy.
Jan 11 - 2:33 PM

Courtney Lee (hip) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

It'll be Lee's second straight game on the sidelines, and Tony Allen (who logged 38 minutes in Lee's absence on Friday) should again see plenty of playing time tonight. Allen doesn't do a lot aside from shout "First Team, All Defense" at opposing players while swiping away the rock, so he's more of a steals specialist in deep leagues than a DFS target.
Jan 10 - 4:35 PM

Courtney Lee (hip) is doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

Tony Allen logged 38 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Friday, so look for him to be the primary beneficiary if Lee sits this one out. Unless you're in a deep league, Lee's owners should move on.
Jan 9 - 8:11 PM

Courtney Lee's hip injury will sideline him vs. the Nuggets on Friday.

Lee was doubtful to play after missing shootaround, so hopefully this doesn't take his owners by surprise. Mario Chalmers, Vince Carter and Tony Allen will all step into bigger roles vs. the Nuggets' weak defense tonight, especially with Mike Conley (Achilles) also unavailable. Chalmers is the most appealing plug-and-play option of the group.

Courtney Lee (hip) was not able to go through the morning shootaround, and he is still considered doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

It sounds like Lee and Mike Conley (Achilles) will both be held out, meaning Mario Chalmers, Vince Carter and Tony Allen will all have to step up. Additionally, newly acquired guard Elliot Williams could get some minutes as well. Unless you're in a deep league, Lee's owners should evaluate other options.
Jan 8 - 11:59 AM

Courtney Lee (hip) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

With both Lee and Mike Conley (Achilles) doubtful to play on Friday, Mario Chalmers, Matt Barnes and Tony Allen will be forced into heavy minutes with Vince Carter having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Chalmers will make for the most attractive DFS target with both Conley and Lee on the sidelines.

Courtney Lee (bruised hip) did not return to Wednesday's game after exiting early in the third quarter, and he finished scoreless with two rebounds and one block.

He came in hot and this was a disastrous outcome for owners who rolled the dice on C-Lee due to his starting gig tonight, but there's nothing to suggest that it's a serious injury. Consider him questionable to return to action when the Nuggets visit Memphis on Saturday. If he can't suit up, his minutes will likely be divvied up between Mario Chalmers, Tony Allen and Vince Carter.
Jan 7 - 1:18 AM

Courtney Lee suffered a left hip contusion on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

He had a rough fall and walked back to the locker room under his own power. Lee started at point guard tonight, but he's probably done because the Grizzlies are getting destroyed at OKC. He checked out with two rebounds, one block and one turnover in 21 minutes.
Jan 6 - 11:24 PM

Courtney Lee will start at point guard against the Thunder on Wednesday.

Wow. The Grizzlies really want to keep Mario Chalmers on the bench here, but Chalmers should still get some serious minutes. Lee has some added value tonight and is a nice DFS play.
Jan 6 - 9:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Mario Chalmers
3Andrew Harrison
SG1Courtney Lee
2Vince Carter
3Jordan Adams
4Elliot Williams
SF1Matt Barnes
2Tony Allen
PF1Jeff Green
2Zach Randolph
3JaMychal Green
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Ryan Hollins