Lee (foot) said he expects to suit up Thursday against the Grizzlies, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. The Spurs held Lee out of Tuesday's win over the Timberwolves with the sore foot, but the team never planned on having the big man sidelined for long. Assuming he's able to complete Thursday's morning shootaround without issue, Lee should settle back in as the primary backup to starting power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Lee is averaging 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.7 minutes per game in his three appearances since Aldridge returned to the lineup following a brief health scare.
Lee won't play Tuesday against the Timberwolves due to a sore foot. Lee's foot injury likely isn't anything serious, and the Spurs will remain cautious with the veteran power forward as they hit the road for one game before opening up a four-game homestand. In Lee's absence Tuesday, look for Davis Bertans, who started in the Spurs' last game Sunday against the Kings, to see extra minutes in the frontcourt along with Dewayne Dedmon.
Lee will move back to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. Lee has started the last two games in place of LaMarcus Aldridge, who needed some time off to undergo further testing on a heart arrhythmia. However, after doctors gave Aldridge the go ahead to play, he'll re-enter the starting five at power forward, which pushes Lee back into a bench role. After logging 30 minutes Monday, look for Lee's playing time drop down closer to the 19.6 minutes he's averaged throughout March.
Lee totaled 14 points (7-8 FG), six rebounds, four assists and one block across 30 minutes during a 107-99 win over the Hawks on Monday. Lee got another start with LaMarcus Aldridge (chest) out, and received more minutes this time. Due to the fact that he received 30 minutes, he was able to post a solid all-around line in the win. Unless the team is blowing out opponents, which will happen from time to time, Lee should put up numbers like this in Aldridge's absence.
Lee offered 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and two assists over 18 minutes in Saturday's 107-85 win over the Warriors. The veteran may be in for a multi-game run with the starters now that LaMarcus Aldridge has been sidelined with a heart issue. Lee provided the typically solid contributions he'd already proven capable of earlier this season when filling in for Pau Gasol, racking up an impressive point total relative to his modest time on the court. Coach Gregg Popovich limited Lee's minutes in the blowout, but he certainly stands to see a much greater amount of playing time in competitive contests, rendering him a prudent grab off the wire for the time being.
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