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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 dropped 20 points in Wednesday's Game 5 win over the Blazers, adding one board, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes.
Lee is on fire right now, and he has now scored 18 or more points in each of his last four games. The Grizzlies desperately need Lee's scoring punch right now with Jeff Green slumping, and owners in daily leagues should take notice while he is this hot. For what it's worth, Lee shot 65.9 percent from the filed in the series, so his numbers will eventually come back down to earth. Apr 30 - 12:59 AM

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Courtney Lee made 8-of-11 from the field for 19 points against the Blazers on Monday with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

That's a very efficient game with so much playing time. The Grizzlies are even drawing up plays for Lee down the stretch now due to how well he's playing. In his last three, he averaged 19.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.3 treys on 70.0 percent from the field. He won't be this good and it's still hard to count on him based on his somewhat small usage rate this season.
Apr 28 - 1:08 AM

Courtney Lee scored an impressive 20 points vs. the Blazers on Saturday, adding five boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

Lee was an efficient 5-of-8 from the field tonight and also connected on all nine of his free throws. He was coming off an 18-point performance in Game 2 on Wednesday, and it looks like he chose the right time to hit his stride with a potential matchup with the Warriors on the horizon.
Apr 26 - 1:44 AM

Courtney Lee made both of his 3-point attempts during Sunday's 100-86 win, finishing with nine points, three rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

It doesn't look like much but C-Lee's perimeter shooting is critical for the Grizzlies, who averaged a mere 5.2 three-pointers made this season (29th in the NBA ahead of only the Timberwolves). When they made at least as many 3-pointers as their opponents they had a 22-1 record, but they won on Sunday partly by holding Portland to 30.8 percent shooting from deep.
Apr 19 - 10:50 PM

Courtney Lee scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and three steals in Friday's win over the Jazz.

Lee is starting to heat up and he might be able to keep it up with so many of his teammates banged up. Give him a look for his shooting guard stats.
Apr 11 - 3:49 AM

Courtney Lee scored eight points with four assists, two steals and two turnovers in 35 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

Jeff Green (back) went down tonight and Tony Allen (hamstring) doesn't look close to a return. Lee isn't a high usage guy, but he should see an uptick should Green miss time. Give him a look if you're looking for a well-rounded player to add.
Apr 5 - 1:03 AM

Memphis coach Dave Joerger said that Courtney Lee suffers the most when the Grizzlies' ball-movement stagnates.

"He needs a closeout and then he can either shoot it or put it on the ground for one or two dribbles and a pull-up," Joerger said. "We’re going to try and get him on the move a little bit and get him curling into the paint." C-Lee suggested that scouting reports have fed into his slump since the All-Star break, and he's averaging just 7.7 points on 34.4 percent shooting in March. It's nice that the Grizzlies are working to get him going, but in the meantime C-Lee belongs on the waiver wire in average leagues.
Apr 1 - 2:27 AM

Courtney Lee had another cool night offensively on Sunday, hitting 4-of-11 FGs to finish with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

Lee's playing time was inflated by Tony Allen's absence with a sore hamstring, but Lee still didn't do enough to justify plucking him off the waiver wire. He came in shooting 32.7 percent from the field in March, and 23.7 percent from downtown, rendering him unusable in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.
Mar 29 - 9:26 PM

Courtney Lee started after missing time with a hand injury, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score.

Tony Allen has been hot for the Grizzlies and had seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, despite hitting just 3-of-11 shots. Forget about Lee unless you see him get hot.
Mar 26 - 1:16 AM

Courtney Lee (hand) will start against the Cavs on Wednesday with Jeff Green going back to the bench.

This isn't a surprise with the Grizzlies saying they like Green as a primary scoring option off the bench. Lee has lost a lot of fantasy value since Green arrived and can be left on the wire in standard formats.
Mar 25 - 8:04 PM

Courtney Lee (hand) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

He's been out since Saturday due to a hand sprain, which has been a lingering issue for him in the past couple weeks. With Lee back, Tony Allen and Jeff Green will lose some playing time. Green may also come off the bench, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues.
Mar 25 - 6:29 PM

Courtney Lee (hand) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

Lee has missed two consecutive games, but we haven't heard a lot about his progress in the last few days. If Lee can't play tonight, Tony Allen will draw another start and is worth owning if you need steals while Jeff Green will continue to be a factor in the scoring column for the Grizzlies.
Mar 25 - 12:31 PM

Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

The Grizzlies should be OK without him. On Saturday, Jeff Green and Tony Allen played outstanding ball with Green putting up a 23-point gem and Allen double-doubling with six steals. They're both worth looks in all leagues tonight. Lee can be cut in most leagues until he's deemed healthy.
Mar 23 - 6:08 PM

Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday due to a right hand sprain.

That means the Grizzlies will have their third different combo on the wings with Tony Allen and Jeff Green likely to start next to each other. Lee isn't too involved in the offense and only has a 15.1 usage rate, so there won't be too many extra shots to go around. That said, Green and Allen are worth starting in standard leagues tonight.
Mar 21 - 7:11 PM

Courtney Lee scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting in a loss to the Jazz on Tuesday, adding five boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

It was the most minutes he had played since Jan. 11, but that was simply because the Grizzlies were without Tony Allen (suspension) and Beno Udrih (illness). Lee was averaging 10.7 points, 2.4 boards, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.3 3-pointers per game this season prior to tonight, so owners in standard leagues can definitely do better.
Mar 3 - 11:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Beno Udrih
3Andrew Harrison
4Russ Smith
SG1Courtney Lee
2Matt Barnes
3Vince Carter
4Jordan Adams
SF1Tony Allen
2Jeff Green
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jarnell Stokes
3JaMychal Green
4Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Michael Holyfield