Lee (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's season finale against the Cavaliers, Chris Iseman of The Record reports. Lee is dealing with a sprained ankle and with the Knicks playing in a meaningless game, there's no reason to risk further aggravating it. As a result, Lee's season is officially over and he'll finish his 10th season in the league playing in 76 games, while averaging 12.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.5 three-pointers across 30.4 minutes. Look for rookie Frank Ntilikina to see a healthy workload on the wing as a result.
Lee is questionable for Wednesday's season finale against Cleveland due to a sprained ankle, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports. This is the first news of Lee nursing an injury, so it seems like it may have occurred during Monday's tilt against the Cavs. If he's unable to take the floor, Frank Ntilikina, Damyean Dotson and Trey Burke are all candidates to see extra run.
Lee produced 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt), six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 27 minutes during Monday's 123-109 loss to the Cavaliers. Although Lance Thomas earned the start over Lee on Monday, Lee saw significant minutes off the bench. He showed that he's still worthy of the $40 million. four-year contract he signed in 2016, although by and large Lee has only shown flashes of greatness this season. The addition of Tim Hardaway certainly didn't help, and New York isn;' an easy place to excel on a regular basis. We should see Lee back in the final year of his contract next year.
Lee will move back to the bench for Monday's game against the Cavaliers, Ian Begley of ESPN reports. Lee started Saturday's game in place of the injured Tim Hardaway (ankle) and while Hardaway remains out Monday, the Knicks are going to go with a bigger lineup that features Lance Thomas at small forward. Lee could see a slight drop in his minutes as a result of the demotion, though Hardaway's continued absence should at least provide him a slightly elevated role off the bench.
Lee contributed 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt) and four rebounds across 27 minutes in Saturday's 115-102 loss to the Bucks. Tim Hardaway (ankle) was sidelined for the contest, allowing Lee to see some extra run Saturday night. The start netted him 27 minutes and 11 shots, though that was no different than what he has been averaging over the two previous contests.
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