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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 (illness) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Celtics.
Tony Allen, Beno Udrih, Kosta Koufos, Jon Leuer, Quincy Pondexter, and Jarnell Stokes are also being listed as questionable with the same illness, leaving the Grizzlies with six healthy bodies for Friday's game. Vince Carter would be in line for some heavy minutes if all seven players are unable to go, and he would make for a nice short-term option in standard leagues. Tayshaun Prince would also have some increased opportunity, while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol would get all the minutes they can handle. Stay tuned. Nov 20 - 5:10 PM

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The Grizzlies have ruled out Courtney Lee, Tony Allen, Beno Udrih, Kosta Koufos and Jon Leuer for Wednesday's game, as all of them have the flu.

Memphis has a 10-1 record but they'll be really tested with so many rotation players out vs. the Raptors. Quincy Pondexter emerges as a viable short-term option, as does Vince Carter -- the Raptors will be honoring him in Toronto tonight, giving him a bit of extra motivation.

Courtney Lee (illness) had to go to the hospital because he was so dehydrated but hopes to play on Wednesday against the Raptors.

The Grizzlies will be under the weather tonight and it's probably doubtful to see Lee suit up tonight. Considering it's an 11-game night, his fantasy owners will want to take him out of their lineups. Tayshaun Prince is likely to start, but Quincy Pondexter is the preferred play. Vince Carter could also have a season-high in minutes.

Courtney Lee (flu) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih, and Jon Leuer are also questionable with the same illness and things are not looking good for the Grizzlies at the moment. If they end up sitting this one out, expect to see a lot of Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter while rookies Jarnell Stokes and Jordan Adams could get in on the action. Stay tuned.

Courtney Lee will start on Monday against the Rockets.

We're not sure what the Tayshaun Prince experiment was all about, but it never really impacted Lee's value anyway. He should be in all lineups at least until he cools off.
Nov 17 - 7:54 PM

Courtney Lee will once again come off the bench for the Grizzlies on Saturday, while Tayshaun Prince will draw another start.

Lee's owners shouldn't panic, as the Grizzlies may just want a spark off of the bench. Prince started on Thursday but scored just two points in 11 minutes, so owners should ignore him in almost all leagues, while Lee's owners should continue deploying him as usual.
Nov 15 - 8:22 PM

Courtney Lee came off the bench against the Kings on Thursday and hit a game-winning layup at the buzzer, finishing with 16 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

The Kings didn't defend him on an inbound play in one of the crazier plays of the season. Lee has been one of the best values of the fantasy season and is currently turning in early-round value, so there's no reason why he should be on any waiver wires. Why did he come off the bench again?
Nov 13 - 11:31 PM

Courtney Lee scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win.

Lee hit 4-of-5 freebies and he's been on a roll all year as a first-to-second round value in the small sample size. Needless to say, he should be owned in all formats.
Nov 8 - 2:38 AM

Courtney Lee returned from his concussion on Wednesday with 22 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

He was going off before his concussion on Friday and picked up right where he left off. Lee is probably the team's best shooter who is capable of playing big minutes, so it's looking like a good idea to grab him in standard leagues.
Nov 6 - 1:30 AM

Courtney Lee (head) is starting against the Suns on Wednesday.

He was expected to play all day and is not expected to be limited. Lee was on pace for a 30-point game before his injury on Friday. We'll let you know how he does tonight.
Nov 5 - 7:59 PM

Courtney Lee (concussion) is expected to play against the Suns on Wednesday.

Lee passed the leagues' concussion test, and barring an unexpected setback, he's looking like a go for Wednesday. Lee is averaging 13.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 1.5 three-pointers through two games this season, so he's worth a flier for owners in standard leagues who have an open roster spot.
Nov 4 - 11:38 AM

Courtney Lee (concussion) was questionable for Monday's game before being ruled out, and beat writer Ronald Tillery says "He'll probably play at Phoenix on Wednesday."

That's great news for a guy that had thrown together two nice games to start the year, averaging 13.0 points, 1.5 threes, 2.5 boards, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game while hitting half his shots. Owners should view him as a late-round value with consistency issues in the past, but there's no reason he shouldn't get a shot on somebody's roster in a standard league.
Nov 3 - 7:25 PM

Courtney Lee (concussion) will not play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

Tony Allen will draw the start in Lee's place, and he makes for a decent spot-start for owners seeking some steals. Allen has racked up 12 steals over the first three games of the season, but he doesn't really offer much else to the stat sheet.
Nov 3 - 6:48 PM

Updating a previous item, Courtney Lee (concussion) went through shootaround and is questionable to play on Monday against the Pelicans.

It's pretty surprising that Lee is even cleared considering Coach Dave Joerger said he expected Lee to be out for a while, but Lee's recovery must be going exceedingly well. If he can play, Lee should start, but that's not set in stone. Tony Allen and Quincy Pondexter could still be in for a few extra minutes with Lee coming off a serious head injury.
Nov 3 - 12:42 PM

Grizzlies beat writer Ronald Tillery "wouldn't be surprised" if Courtney Lee played on Monday.

We would be surprised considering Dave Joerger said Lee could be out for a while while recovering from a concussion. Given the emphasis on player safety with head injuries, expect the Grizzlies to be cautious. Tillery says the last two Grizzlies who had concussions missed just one game, but it's a dangerous exercise to extrapolate anything from that as concussions impact every person in different fashion. With Lee out, Tony Allen, Quincy Pondexter and Tayshaun Prince should all see a little more run.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Beno Udrih
3Nick Calathes
SG1Courtney Lee
2Jordan Adams
SF1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Quincy Pondexter
4Tayshaun Prince
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jon Leuer
3Jarnell Stokes
C1Marc Gasol
2Kosta Koufos