Lee (neck) will begin on-court running later this week, Chris Iseman of The Record reports. Lee was reevaluated Tuesday morning and is said to be making good progress, but it's still very much unclear when he'll be back on the floor. Lee is yet to play this season while battling neck spasms and whiplash, and it's widely anticipated that the Knicks will look to trade the veteran once he's healthy.
Lee will be evaluated again on Nov. 12 for his neck spasms, Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic reports. Lee has yet to play this season and has told reporters that he continues to deal with spasms and whiplash in his neck. Hopefully next Monday's appointment will paint a better picture of the Lee's timetable for return. When Lee does return, there is a possibility he will be traded to a team that desires a three-and-D type player.
Coach David Fizdale said Sunday that he doesn't have a timetable for Lee (neck) to resume practicing, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. "I have no idea [on a timetable for Lee] to be honest, I'm hoping soon for his sake," Fizdale said. "He's been such a pro and been engaged and I know it's killing him. I can't tell you when it's going to happen." Fizdale also relayed that Lee received either a "treatment or a shot" for his neck to address discomfort that first set in during the Knicks' third day of training camp. The neck issue sidelined Lee throughout the preseason slate and the first 10 regular-season contests, with additional absences set to follow for the veteran swingman. Given that there's no clear date for when Lee will be ready to make his season debut in addition to his questionable fit on a rebuilding team, it's difficult to justify holding onto him even in most deep leagues.
Lee (neck) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Mavericks. Lee has yet to make his season debut while he works through neck spasms and it's unclear when he'll be ready to take the court. With coach David Fizdale seemingly committed to a youth movement in New York, it seems rather unlikely that Lee will maintain a significant role in the rotation once he returns to full strength.
Lee (neck) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Pacers. Lee has yet to suit up this season and is without a timetable for return. Once he is healthy, Lee is capable of providing modest value in threes and steals as he averaged 12.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 threes and 1.1 steals in 30 minutes per game a year ago. However, given the Knicks' rebuilding state, Lee will have a difficult time finding that many minutes again, and it's possible -- if not likely -- he'll be traded at some point.
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