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Courtney Lee | Guard | #5

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: Western Kentucky
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (22) / ORL
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Courtney Lee started on Thursday but played only 14 minutes, going 4-of-8 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers for 10 points.
Lee added two assists, one rebound and one steal without any turnovers, but this wasn't the post-break performance owners wanted to see. Trey Burke caught fire with 26 points off the bench and the Knicks went with a lot of two-PG lineups, which ate into Lee's role. It's not a great spot for him as a veteran on a bad team, but he should still play a bigger role most nights. Feb 22 - 9:58 PM

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Courtney Lee started Wednesday's game and played 34 minutes, finishing with eight points, three rebounds and three assists.

C-Lee's shot just weren't falling, as he went 4-of-12 from the field and 0-of-5 from distance. He also failed to check Bradley Beal (36 points), and it just wasn't the veteran's night. Lance Thomas started the Knicks' previous game and this could evolve into an ever-changing rotation, especially once New York really goes young later in the season.
Feb 14 - 11:25 PM

Courtney Lee is listed as the starter on Wednesday, which sends Lance Thomas to the bench.

Lee hogged most of the minutes on Monday anyway, so this doesn't have a big practical impact on fantasy lineups.
Feb 14 - 7:14 PM

Courtney Lee played 30 minutes off the bench on Monday vs. Philly, scoring 18 points (4-of-8 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs) with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and three triples.

He was averaging 32.6 minutes prior to Monday, so he was pretty close to his usual workload. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he started Lance Thomas because of the matchup with Ben Simmons, so Lee will likely be back in the first unit on Wednesday vs. the Wizards. They could certainly use his floor spacing with Tim Hardaway Jr. throwing up bricks.
Feb 12 - 9:47 PM

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

This is likely just a short-term move because Lance Thomas is moving to the first unit with the task of guarding Ben Simmons. Lee's minutes will likely take a hit, but most fantasy owners can leave him in active lineups.
Feb 12 - 6:14 PM

Courtney Lee scored 14 points vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, hitting 6-of-16 shots and 2-of-6 triples with four boards and two assists.

Kristaps Porzingis (torn ACL) is out for the season and Tim Hardaway Jr. tweaked his troublesome left leg tonight, so Lee could be looking at a significant bump in value. With that said, he has a reasonable contract and could be valuable to a contender, so don't be surprised if the Knicks try to move him before the deadline.
Feb 7 - 12:34 AM

Courtney Lee is unconcerned regarding recent trade rumors that have involved him, saying, "if I get traded, I get traded. If I'm here, I'm here. I'm happy either way."

"I’ve been in this league 10 years, been traded a couple times. It’s nothing new," said Lee of hearing his name in the rumor mill. "Only thing you can do is control what you can control, show up, be professional, do your work, go hard and leave it all out on the floor and whatever happens happens." Lee is having a career-year as a starter in New York, but his value would likely take a significant hit if he was shipped off to a contender. Owners may want to consider selling high here.
Source: Newsday
Jan 24 - 10:23 AM

Courtney Lee scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting Sunday, to go with two 3-pointers, one rebound, two assists and one turnover in 34 minutes.

Lee's ability to bring a little bit of everything to the stat sheet without hurting you in any one area is what's driving his mid-round evaluation on the season, and with very little depth on the wings in New York, he's not in much danger of losing minutes.
Jan 21 - 6:05 PM

Courtney Lee scored 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

He made all four from the line to get him to 50 straight makes, which is already a franchise record and is just three shy of Stephen Curry's 53 for the most this season. Lee also played really well on defense and his playing time isn't going anywhere. He's been a draft-day steal as he continues to flirt with top-50 value in standard leagues. Although, he is a bit of a sell-high player because he's basically topping out on potential.
Jan 20 - 1:42 AM

Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes.

In the process, Lee set a Knicks record by making 46 consecutive free throws. He's tops in the NBA at 96.1 percent from the stripe, and the only bad news is that he doesn't get there often with 1.8 attempts per game. He's been a sneaky mid-round fantasy value this season but could fade if New York commits to playing young guys more late in the season.
Jan 18 - 12:00 AM

Courtney Lee hit his only free-throw attempt Monday in Brooklyn to tie the team's all-time mark for consecutive free throws made at 44, equaling the record set by Chris Duhon.

Lee finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including 1-of-2 from behind the arc, while chipping in with two assists, a rebound and a blocked shot. He is also working on a 14-game streak with at least one 3-pointer dating back to Dec. 18. Lee continues to be a decent fantasy asset in 9-cat leagues, particularly when Tim Hardaway Jr. is not on the court.
Jan 15 - 5:49 PM

Courtney Lee went just 3-of-10 from the field during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans, finishing with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

Lee suffered from some suffocating defense from Jrue Holiday, but he’s also just been less involved in the offense since Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the court. In the two games since THJ has gotten back out there, Lee’s usage has dipped to 15.0, so it looks like his value will take a bit of a hit once Hardaway Jr. is fully up to speed.
Jan 14 - 7:02 PM

Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 from the field for 16 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He did not go to the line today, but that' still a very efficient line. Lee's 96.1 percent from the line puts him on pace to be the second Knick ever to lead the NBA in free throw percentage for a season (Allan Houston), and he continues to yield mid-round value in standard leagues. He's been a major bargain in nine-cat leagues.
Jan 10 - 10:39 PM

Courtney Lee's 24 points weren't enough in a 107-103 overtime loss to the Heat on Friday.

Lee was 9-of-16 from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from the line, adding three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one triple in a team-high 40 minutes. He's had some duds lately including an eight-point game on Wednesday vs. the Wizards, but he's been an eighth-round value in standard category leagues for the past month, averaging 14.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 triples in his last 15 games. He'll continue to hold nice value, at least until Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) comes back.
Jan 5 - 11:06 PM

Courtney Lee scored eight points with three assists and two steals in 28 minutes on Wednesday, as the Knicks lost to the Wizards 121-103.

It's still unclear when Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) might return, as he's yet to resume running, which leaves the Knicks' backcourt running on fumes. Lee's 13.4 points per game is the highest among New York's healthy guards, but he's shooting just 39.0% over the past 10 games. He's still worth owning as a solid source of 3-pointers, steals and FT%, in addition to decent points and assists.
Jan 3 - 11:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Emmanuel Mudiay
3Frank Ntilikina
4Trey Burke
5Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Lance Thomas
3Troy Williams
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Isaiah Hicks
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Luke Kornet
4Joakim Noah