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Courtney Lee | Guard/Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: Western Kentucky
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Courtney Lee (ankle) will not play on Wednesday.
He suffered the injury on Monday and did not return. Lee is fully expected to start the season for the Grizzlies, but it probably won't be on the radar in fantasy leagues. Oct 22 - 6:33 PM

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Courtney Lee will open the season in the Grizzlies' starting lineup, according to head coach Dave Joerger.

With Nick Calathes out for the first 20 games of the season due to a suspension, Lee and Tony Allen will serve as the starting SG and SF for the Grizzlies. Lee averaged 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers with the Grizzlies last season and is now a solid late-round flier in deeper fantasy leagues.
Oct 21 - 12:01 PM

Courtney Lee turned his left ankle in Monday's exhibition and did not return.

Lee has had sporadic issues with this ankle for many years now but this is being called a "mild ankle sprain." Chances are he won't miss any time, but if he were to miss time then Beno Udrih and Tony Allen would work to fill in the gaps while Nick Calathes finishes out his suspension.
Oct 20 - 10:16 PM

Courtney Lee tweaked his left ankle and right thumb during Monday's game vs. the Thunder, but he kept playing to finish with 16 points, three rebounds and one assist in 42 minutes.

The Grizzlies have minimal depth and even less reliable perimeter shooting, so they're fortunate that Lee's injury wasn't more serious. Equally important was backup PG Beno Udrih chipping in 14 points in 14 minutes off the bench in place of Nick Calathes, who is serving a 20-game suspension.
Apr 21 - 11:20 PM

Courtney Lee climbed out of the abyss in Monday's win, scoring 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.

Lee did not have a steal or block but this could be a sign that he's ready to be productive again. We're not ready to sign off on anything but a speculative add in 14-team leagues at this point, but if he can do it again we'll slowly raise the bar there.
Apr 1 - 2:14 AM

Courtney Lee started at shooting guard again on Wednesday but missed both his shots and failed to score in 19 minutes.

He didn't score on Monday, either, and had just four points on Saturday. We have no idea what his problem is, but he is not worth owning right now.
Mar 27 - 2:00 AM

Courtney Lee hit rock bottom in Monday's win over the Wolves, missing his only field goal attempt to finish with zero points, two boards and three assists in 21 minutes.

Lee has been trending down for some time and if you haven't dropped him in a deep league here is your sign.
Mar 25 - 12:54 AM

Courtney Lee hit just 2-of-3 shots and zero 3-pointers for four points, two rebounds and zero assists in Saturday's win.

He played 25 minutes, but never got it going against Indiana's defense. A timeshare with Tony Allen isn't helping either, as Allen had seven points in 24 minutes tonight. Lee should be better than this on most nights, but is no longer a must-start player due to the timeshare with Allen.
Mar 22 - 10:50 PM

Courtney Lee scored 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound, one assist and three steals in 32 minutes on Friday.

If Marc Gasol misses any time then Lee could see the touches he might need to crawl into some late round value, but there are no guarantees here. Deep league owners can make a better case for a speculative add here, but either way Lee is somebody to watch if Gasol is out.
Mar 22 - 1:18 AM

Courtney Lee hit 3-of-6 shots and zero 3-pointers for six points and four rebounds in Saturday's win over Philly.

Lee has really cooled off, scoring in single digits in three of his last five games, while hitting just two triples over that stretch. The timeshare with Tony Allen isn't doing either of them any favors, and both are tough starts in fantasy leagues right now.
Mar 15 - 10:23 PM

Courtney Lee hit just 1-of-6 shots for four points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal over 23 minutes on Wednesday against the Pelicans.

Lee was clinging onto low-end value in 12-team leagues entering tonight and this is probably the last straw for folks holding on. Tony Allen outplayed him tonight with 13 points, four rebounds, three steals and one block, but Lee has been the better play of the two for the last few weeks. This is a situation to avoid in 12-14 team formats.
Mar 13 - 12:31 AM

Courtney Lee made another start and hit 7-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points and a steal in 25 minutes on Tuesday.

Tony Allen came off the bench for seven points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes. The two are in a timeshare and James Johnson is out of the rotation. Lee has become inconsistent since the return of Allen, scoring nine or fewer points in four straight games. Start him (and Allen) at your own risk.
Mar 11 - 11:10 PM

Courtney Lee hit 4-of-6 shots and zero 3-pointers for nine points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes in another start on Saturday.

Tony Allen came off the bench for eight points, six rebounds and four assists on 4-of-6 shooting in 22 minutes. The timeshare is on and while both players are still putting up respectable numbers, the fact remains that they're severely hurting each other's value. If you need to drop either player for a hot free agent, it makes sense.
Mar 8 - 11:07 PM

Courtney Lee struggled again on Friday against the Bulls, scoring just six points on 3-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and one block in 28 minutes.

Lee had a nearly identical scoring line on Wednesday but floated his value with three steals that night. While it feels like he has fallen off of a cliff, he's still a top 90-120 value (9/8 cat) over his last four games with averages of 9.5 points, 1.3 treys, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks while hitting 48.5 percent of his shots. It certainly looks like his role on offense has shrunk but a shift from offense to defense may have some sustainability. A vote to drop in 12-team, 8-cat formats is akin to a bet he can't keep averaging over 3.0 combined steals, blocks and threes going forward if this role continues.
Mar 7 - 10:56 PM

Courtney Lee started again on Wednesday but hit just 2-of-7 shots (zero 3-pointers) for four points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in 26 minutes.

He was hot coming in and should continue to start over Tony Allen. But it looks like Allen and James Johnson could eat into his minutes going forward, and we're just hoping tonight didn't signal the beginning of the end for Lee's hot run. Wait and see what happens on Friday against the Bulls before making a final decision on whether to keep or drop him.
Mar 5 - 11:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Beno Udrih
3Nick Calathes
4Kalin Lucas
SG1Courtney Lee
2Tony Allen
3Jordan Adams
SF1Quincy Pondexter
2Vince Carter
3Tayshaun Prince
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jon Leuer
3Jarnell Stokes
C1Marc Gasol
2Kosta Koufos