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The Dallas Mavericks have no plans to waive G Courtney Lee after he suffered a calf injury that required season-ending surgery during quarantine.
Sources say that Lee is a vital member of the Mavericks locker room and is highly respected by the entire team, most notably Luka Doncic. It would make sense for Lee to travel down to Orlando with the team even if he can’t play to act as a mentor/coach given the unique basketball environment the season will resume in. Lee has certainly made his way around the NBA, playing for eight teams in 12 seasons, but it looks like he’s sticking with the Mavericks at least for now as they go into the stretch run of the 2019-20 season.
Mavericks guard Courtney Lee suffered a calf injury and underwent surgery during the NBA shutdown, according to league sources.
Dallas is now down both Lee and PG Jalen Brunson as the league is set to resume at the end of July. They’ll be thin in the backcourt and are likely to look at multiple options to provide depth. Both Jamal Crawford and J.R. Smith are available free agents and could be options for the Mavericks as they head down to Orlando as the current 7-seed in the Western Conference playoff standings.
Courtney Lee started and finished with eight points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3PT, 1-1 FT), three steals and three turnovers across 24 minutes in a 107-109 loss to the Bulls on Monday.
Lee was a player that forced his way onto the starting lineup because of injury reasons. There is no real reason to consider him in season-long leagues. For DFS, the risks much outweigh the rewards of playing a player like Lee.
Courtney Lee finished with 12 points (4-5 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 0-0 FT), two blocks and one assist across 12 minutes in route to a win against the Warriors on Wednesday.
Lee efficiently utilized every minute that he was on the floor. During his 12 minutes, he shot a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the arc which easily carried his point total for the evening. While Lee's effort led to 19.5 fantasy points, he has only played in four games this season.
Courtney Lee gets traded to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday in the blockbuster deal involving Kristaps Porzingis and DeAndre Jordan swamping team. Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., Porzingis, and Trey Burke head to Dallas while DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith, and Wes Matthews head to New York.
With Lee and Hardaway gone, Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier, both get a solid bump in value despite Matthews joining the Knicks. Looks for Knox to benefit the most while Lee doesn't gain anything out of this deal and could receive a buyout.