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Courtney Lee | Guard | #5

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: Western Kentucky
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (22) / ORL
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Courtney Lee started and played 37 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and three 3-pointers on 5-of-9 shooting.
Lee came in averaging 30-plus minutes in January, but hadn't scored more than nine points in his previous eight games. He might get hot and start scoring in double figures regularly, but for now, this looks like nothing more than a decent game against inferior defense. Jan 21 - 11:02 PM

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Courtney Lee will start and Ron Baker will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

After Lee's 'Dumb and Dumber' saga, he's back in the starting lineup. He should play with an extra edge and has a great matchup, so he could hit the ground running. We still wouldn't use Lee in most cases.
Jan 21 - 7:07 PM

Courtney Lee handed out a season-high seven assists in 38 bench minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, adding nine points and eight rebounds in a convincing road win.

C-Lee added one 3-pointer and one block to round out his line. He will have the ball in his hands more often with the second unit, but it's hard to see him approaching this many minutes routinely - Ron Baker was in foul trouble all game long. Leave C-Lee on the wire unless he can duplicate this performance a few times.
Jan 18 - 11:27 PM

Courtney Lee is unsure if he will continue to come off the bench or return to the Knicks starting lineup.

"[Coach Jeff Hornacek] said it might just be for this game [Monday], it might be for a couple games. He was just saying we need to change something around," Lee said after the Knicks lost to the Hawks on Monday afternoon. Lee played just 21 minutes and was benched the entire fourth quarter. He is averaging only 6.5 points and shooting just 19 percent from 3-point territory over his last six games.
Jan 17 - 10:03 AM

Courtney Lee scored seven points off the bench with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Monday.

After the game, Lee said he found out he was benched just before the game. In a halftime interview, Carmelo Anthony said Lee handled the benching like a pro and also made it seem like it was more of an experiment. Lee has also really fallen off as a shooter lately, making just 2-of-15 from deep in his last four -- he was leading the NBA in 3-point percentage last month. Lee is only a 16-team guy for now.
Jan 16 - 3:33 PM

Courtney Lee will come off the bench on Monday vs. Atlanta.

The Knicks have been shredded on defense all season, so they're going to take their best wing defender out of the lineup. Sounds about right. Lee was a low-end asset to own before this news, so feel free to drop him for a hot free agent. With that said, he should still see a healthy dose of minutes Monday.
Jan 16 - 12:27 PM

Courtney Lee scored 11 points with two rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He played 34 minutes in his return to the lineup on Monday and coach Jeff Hornacek has really talked about defense, so that may help Lee get a few extra minutes. He has been fairly consistent and had himself a solid December as a shooter, making 48.2 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from deep and 78.6 percent from the line. Lee makes a case as a low-end asset in standard leagues.
Jan 4 - 10:30 PM

Courtney Lee (wrist) returned from a three-game absence on Monday vs. the Magic and scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting.

He played 34 minutes, so the Knicks didn't bother easing him back into action. Lee added three rebounds, one steal and one triple, but he's a low-end option in standard leagues moving forward. Prior to Monday Lee was averaging 10.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.5 triples on the season.
Jan 2 - 11:26 PM

Courtney Lee (wrist) will play and start on Monday vs. the Magic.

Lee will be returning from a three-game stint on the sidelines, which means Brandon Jennings will return to the bench. There will also be less minutes available for Justin Holiday and Sasha Vujacic. Feel free to get Lee active if you need triples and steals, but his upside isn't the greatest.

Courtney Lee (wrist) will not play in Saturday’s game against the Rockets.

This will be the third consecutive game that Lee will miss due to the injury. Sasha Vujacic has been getting the starts in his place, but he has been inefficient and getting out played by Justin Holiday.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:43:00 PM

Courtney Lee (wrist) will not play Friday night in New Orleans.

This will be the second straight game Lee has missed due to the wrist injury. On Wednesday, with Lee out, Sasha Vujacic started at shooting guard and scored two points in 27 minutes. Justin Holiday came off the bench and scored 14 points in 34 minutes. Even if he doesn't start, Holiday is the more trustworthy fantasy option with Lee sidelined. However, Wednesday night's numbers are skewed due to Carmelo Anthony getting ejected in the second quarter.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Courtney Lee's wrist is questionable for Friday night's game in New Orleans, as his wrist is still sore.

Updating a previous item, coach Jeff Hornacek said Lee's wrist was still sore after shootaround on Friday. It appears Lee's status will come down to a game-time decision on Friday night. Check back soon.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Courtney Lee (wrist) practiced on Thursday but is questionable for Friday's game at New Orleans.

Lee missed Wednesday's game after having fluid drained from his right wrist. Speaking after practice on Thursday, coach Jeff Hornacek said: "He looked pretty decent. We’ll see how it reacts [Friday]. It’s still questionable whether he plays. He said the other day too [he was playing] and couldn’t play. Who knows?" Sasha Vujacic started in place of Lee on Wednesday, but Justin Holiday played more minutes off the bench in the OT loss.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Courtney Lee (wrist) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

This is surprising after Lee was listed as probable. He did need some fluid removed from his wrist and apparently this healing process didn't go as planned. With him out, we should see a bigger uptick to Justin Holiday while there should be more two-PG lineups including Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Courtney Lee said he had fluid removed from his wrist on Tuesday, but he expects to play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

Hornacek echoed a similar sentiment on Tuesday, so it appears that he'll be a go tonight despite sitting out the Knicks previous practice. Lee has been in a bit of a shooting funk over the past five games, connecting on just 39.1 percent of his attempts, but perhaps he can turn things around after having his wrist drained.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Ron Baker
4Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Guillermo Hernangomez
4Marshall Plumlee