Lee supplied 20 points (6-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 8-8 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 41 minutes during Monday's 113-105 win against the Magic. Coming off his best month of the season (February), in which he averaged 12.2 points (on 54.3 percent shooting), 3.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.8 threes (on 46.2 percent), 1.3 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 32.2 minutes per night, Lee stepped up on offense with Carmelo Anthony sidelined due to a sore knee. Lee is not known for earning lots of trips to the charity stripe, but he ended up just one shy of matching his career high in free throws made and attempted. Excluding two October contests, Lee has averaged more than 30 minutes in every month thus far, and his season average (31.6 per) is the second highest of his career. Nevertheless, this hasn't translated into reliable production outside of deeper leagues.
Lee scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding five steals, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 41 minutes in Monday's 92-91 loss to the Raptors. Lee came up clutch for the Knicks Monday, as he hit a go-ahead three with just under ten seconds left in regulation. His energy and hustle on the defensive side of the ball as well as his efficiency Monday night warranted his team-high playing time. Although Lee sometimes has his off nights shooting, he has shot at least 50 percent from the floor in seven of his last nine games and has proven to be a reliable wing player for the Knicks in an offense driven by Carmelo Anthony, especially with Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) sidelined.
Lee (illness) posted 25 points (10-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal across 36 minutes in Thursday's 119-104 loss to the Cavs. Lee's increase in minutes was likely due to a scrambling of the Knicks lineup, where they elected to showcase Carmelo Anthony on t e cusp of the trade deadline. If there is a shake-up for the Knicks, Lee is an under-the-radar sleeper, as the Knicks desperately need another consistent scoring threat,
Coach Jeff Hornacek said that he expects Lee (illness) to play in Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports. Lee was too ill to fly to New York to rejoin the team in time for Tuesday's practice, and though he was apparently back in the city Wednesday, the shooting guard was sidelined for a second consecutive day of practice. Even so, it appears the team is still optimistic that Lee won't have to miss any time, though he'll likely need to take part in Thursday's morning shootaround before the Knicks would clear him to play. In the event Lee is ruled out, Hornacek could opt to deploy Justin Holiday, Brandon Jennings or Ron Baker in the starting five.
Lee (illness) did not practice Wednesday. An illness kept Lee out of action for the second straight day, and it's now fair to wonder if his status for Thursday's matchup with the Cavs might be in jeopardy. The Knicks are considering Lee questionable, but a more definitive update should be available after shootaround Thursday morning.
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