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COURTNEY LEE (SG)
  • Jul 02 2016, 16:56 PM

    Update: Lee agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract with the Knicks on Saturday, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reports.

    Analysis: It's been a busy offseason for the Knicks, who've already traded for Derrick Rose and signed Joakim Noah. Lee is yet another addition for the Knicks, who have quickly revamped their roster in attempts to improve from their lackluster play the past few years. Lee figures to start in place of Arron Afflalo, who left the team to sign with the Kings. Last season, Lee averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists while playing 29.5 minutes per contest.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 26 2016, 09:11 AM

    Update: Lee tallied 11 points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, one steal, and one block across 42 minutes in Monday's 89-85 Game 4 win over the Heat.

    Analysis: Lee has played exactly 42 minutes in each of the past three games of the series, as the early exit of Nicolas Batum (ankle) in Game 2 and his absences for Game 3 and 4 have opened up some more playing time for the team's other guards. Unfortunately for Lee, the added court time hasn't resulted in a noticeable jolt in his production, as the 30-year-old often remains a fourth or fifth option offensively when he's on the floor. His strong defense should continue to afford him plenty of playing time, but it doesn't figure to translate to meaningful fantasy production.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 12 2016, 11:20 AM

    Update: Lee recorded five points, three rebounds and two assists in Monday's 114-100 win over the Celtics.

    Analysis: Lee failed to reach double-digit points for the fourth straight game. The 30-year-old averaged 10.1 points last year in Memphis, but he has only scored in double-digits 10 times since being acquired by the Hornets in February.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 27 2016, 00:55 AM

    Update: Lee registered 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five assists, four rebounds and a block over 35 minutes in Saturday's 115-91 win over the Bucks.

    Analysis: Normally a highly scoring-dependent two-guard, Lee filled out the stat sheet nicely Saturday. The five dimes equaled the season high he'd set on Mar. 16 versus the Magic, and his scoring total marked his return to double-digit points after tallying single digits in four of the previous six contests. While Lee's fantasy upside is capped due to his role in the Hornets' attack, he serves as a modest source of scoring and three-pointers in all formats.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 22 2016, 10:12 AM

    Update: Lee tallied 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four steals, two assists, and two rebounds over 33 minutes in Monday's 91-88 win over the Spurs.

    Analysis: With Kemba Walker struggled to a 2-for-11 mark from the field on the evening, Lee stepped up to help lead the Hornets to improbable comeback victory. Though he rarely posts explosive scoring nights as a secondary option on offense, Lee has been a consistent part of the Hornets' attack of late after struggling to integrate himself initially upon coming over from the Grizzlies at the trade deadline. He's scored in double figures in six of the last eight games and is averaging 12.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals over 31 minutes during that span.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 09 2016, 23:06 PM

    Update: Lee scored 16 points (6-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt) to go with six rebounds, one assist, and a steal over 29 minutes in a 122-113 victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Analysis: Lee posted his finest performance to date as a member of the Hornets, landing a season-high four three-pointers. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out for the season, Lee should continue receiving heavy court time in Charlotte's backcourt. The 30-year-old hasn't proven to be a multi-category contributor, however, which limits his fantasy value.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 21 2016, 20:31 PM

    Update: Lee scored five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and added one rebound and one assist in 21 minutes during the Hornets' 104-96 win against the Nets on Sunday.

    Analysis: Lee made his Hornets debut on Sunday, and though he played only 21 minutes, his restrained but respectable jumper makes for a solid fit on a team that has few players who are shy on the trigger. Even if Lee is seeing closer to 30 minutes per game, he has never been a player who consistently takes 10 or more field goal attempts or fills it up elsewhere, which effectively limits his fantasy value.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 21 2016, 14:08 PM

    Update: Lee is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nets, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Analysis: Lee had a physical performed Thursday, but it wasn't evaluated in time for him to be available for Friday's matchup with the Bucks. He's now expected to make his debut Sunday and will draw the start at shooting guard. He'll likely split the majority of the minutes with Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb until he's got a full grasp of the Hornets' playbook.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 18 2016, 10:00 AM

    Update: Lee underwent a physical Thursday that forced him to miss practice time, and he'll be held out of Friday's game against the Bucks as a result, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Analysis: Lee, who was traded to the Hornets on Tuesday, will have to wait until Sunday against the Nets to make his team debut. He's expected to start right away at shooting guard, but for at least Friday's game, the Hornets will likely have to deploy Jeremy Lin or Jeremy Lamb in that role.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Feb 17 2016, 12:58 PM

    Update: Lee will start at shooting guard for the Hornets following his acquisition from the Grizzlies on Tuesday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Analysis: As expected, Lee will be a part of the starting lineup beginning with Friday's game against the Bucks. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) lost for the season, the Hornets will presumably slide Nicolas Batum over to small forward, with Lee at shooting guard and Kemba Walker at the point. Lee figures to share time with Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb, though he'll rank as the primary option of the three and is capable of sliding over to small forward when Batum needs a breather.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 16 2016, 12:33 PM

    Update: Lee was traded to the Hornets on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal involving the Heat and the Grizzlies, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

    Analysis: According to the report, Lee will head to Charlotte while the Hornets send P.J. Hairston and two second-round picks to Memphis. The third team involved, Miami, will receive backup point guard Brian Roberts from the Hornets while sending veteran center Chris Andersen and two second-rounders to the Grizzlies. Lee has started 37 of 51 games for the Grizzlies this season, averaging 10 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists while shooting nearly 46 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. The veteran figures to immediately slide into the starting lineup at shooting guard while Nicolas Batum shifts over to small forward following the news that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will require season-ending shoulder surgery. Expect Lee's playing time to remain relatively stable in his new locale, though as was the case with the Grizzlies, he probably won't rank as a primary option offensively for the Hornets.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 08 2016, 21:41 PM

    Update: Lee totaled three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes during the Grizzlies' 112-106 overtime loss to the Trail Blazers on Monday.

    Analysis: Lee had more turnovers (four) than points on Monday, and this was the second game in the last three in which he has scored only three points. During the last five games, the 30-year-old soon-to-be unrestricted free agent is posting just 8.2 points, 1.6 assists, one rebound, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 28 minutes per appearance. He is struggling badly right now, but Wednesday's matchup with the Nets could allow him to get back on track a bit headed into the All-Star break.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 18 2016, 14:39 PM

    Update: Lee totaled 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 33 minutes during the Grizzlies' 101-99 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

    Analysis: Lee is averaging 11.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 31 minutes per game over the last four contests. He gets the majority of minutes at shooting guard on the Grizzlies, but it's hard to put up jaw-dropping numbers when he's taking less than nine shots per night. Unless Lee starts taking double digit field goal attempts on a regular basis, he's only valuable in the deepest fantasy leagues.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 13 2016, 09:24 AM

    Update: Lee (hip) played 37 minutes in Tuesday's 107-91 loss to the Rockets, scoring 16 points (6-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT) to go with three rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

    Analysis: Lee was back in the starting lineup following a two-game absence due to a left hip contusion, and saw a heavy dose of minutes in the Grizzlies' backcourt with Mike Conley (Achilles) and Matt Barnes (thumb) still sidelined. While Lee produced well in his return, fellow wing Tony Allen excelled in his own right, providing 17 points, seven boards, four assists, and two steals over his 32 minutes. Allen could push Lee for a starting role at shooting guard once Barnes is cleared to return.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 12 2016, 16:51 PM

    Update: Lee (hip) is officially in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Analysis: Lee missed the last two games with a lingering hip issue, but as expected he'll return to the starting lineup Tuesday. With Lee back in the starting lineup, Tony Allen will shift over to small forward. Mike Conley remains out with an Achilles injury, so the starting lineup should feature Mario Chalmers, Lee, Allen, Jeff Green and Marc Gasol.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 11 2016, 11:42 AM

    Update: Lee (hip) said Monday that he will play in Tuesday's matchup with the Rockets, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    Analysis: A bruised hip has kept Lee off the court for the last two games, but after going through Monday's practice, he's set to return Tuesday, which will likely push Tony Allen back to the bench. Memphis' lineup will ultimately be determined by the status of point guard Mike Conley, who was limited at Monday's session due to an Achilles injury. Conley is considered questionable to play, and if he's held out the Grizzlies will likely go with Mario Chalmers at point guard, though Lee did surprisingly serve as the starter at that position in last week's game against Oklahoma City.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jan 10 2016, 13:35 PM

    Update: Lee (hip) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Celtics, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.

    Analysis: Lee was listed as doubtful a day in advance, so it's not a surprise he'll remain sidelined during Sunday's game against the Celtics. With Mike Conley (Achilles) also on the sideline, the Grizzlies are expected to deploy Mario Chalmers and Tony Allen as the starters in the backcourt, while both figure to see extended minutes again. Lee will have two days to rest before the Grizzlies take on the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Jan 08 2016, 15:44 PM

    Update: Lee (hip) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Denver, Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal reports.

    Analysis: Lee suffered a hip contusion in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder and the injury will continue to keep him out for at least Friday's matchup. Tony Allen is the likely candidate to get most of the minutes at shooting guard against the Nuggets.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Jan 07 2016, 15:50 PM

    Update: Lee (hip) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Nuggets, Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal reports.

    Analysis: Lee left Wednesday's game against the Thunder with a left hip contusion and it's expected to force him to miss Friday's matchup with the Nuggets. With Mike Conley (Achilles) also likely to sit out, the starting backcourt will likely feature Tony Allen and Mario Chalmers, while Vince Carter and newly signed Elliot Williams could see increased minutes as well.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Dec 23 2015, 11:14 AM

    Update: Lee tallied 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-3 FT), two assists, two steals, and one rebound over 34 minutes in Tuesday's 104-90 victory in Philadelphia.

    Analysis: Tony Allen (knee) returned Tuesday from a five-game absence, but Lee retained his starting shooting guard role and didn't see a notable decline in his minutes; in fact, he actually saw more playing time than either of the previous two games. While starting six consecutive contests, Lee is averaging 11.2 points (on 48.2 percent shooting), 2.7 rebounds, two assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers, numbers that should enable him to stay ahead of Allen in the rotation.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

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