Lee (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Thursday in the Pistons' 113-101 win over the Kings. Lee dropped out of head coach Dwane Casey's rotation entirely after the point guard started in each of the Pistons' last seven games, drawing double-digit minutes in each of those contests. Though Dennis Smith -- who drew the start at point guard Thursday -- isn't a sure bet to remain on the top unit, Lee is unlikely to see his role expand much while the Pistons eventually look to find more minutes for Killian Hayes, who is ramping up after being sidelined for much of the last three months with a hip injury.
Lee will come off the bench for Thursday's game against Sacramento, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Dennis Smith got the nod as the starting point guard, sending Lee to the bench after he had started the last seven games. Lee will likely see a slight decrease in his workload as the team will also be playing Killian Hayes in the backup point guard role.
Lee compiled 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five assists, three rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot across 26 minutes in Monday's 118-104 win over the Raptors. Lee joined a crew of rookies to upend the struggling Raptors. The 2020 second-round pick got off to a hot start, scoring 14 of his 19 points in the first half. His performance could put a bit of distance between him and Dennis Smith. While Smith is a talented veteran, the Pistons are focused on a rebuild and view Lee as a key piece of that effort.
Lee (elbow) is available and starting Saturday against the Wizards, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports. The rookie second-round pick was considered probable with a strained right elbow, and he'll end up making his first career start Saturday. Lee is averaging 5.6 points, 2.7 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 14.4 minutes this season, but he should have an increased role versus Washington with Dennis Smith (out) and former starter Delon Wright shipped to Sacramento.
Lee is probable for Saturday's game against the Wizards due to a right elbow strain. Lee hasn't missed a game in over a month, and it appears as though he'll be able to play through his elbow issue Saturday. Across his past five appearances, Lee has averaged 3.0 points and 3.0 assists over 10.2 minutes per game.
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