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38 Saben Lee PG

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April 9, 2021 12:08 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Drops out of rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 8, 2021 09:44 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Will come off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 30, 2021 03:52 AM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Excels in second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 27, 2021 07:56 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 27, 2021 05:48 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Probable Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 4, 2021 10:40 AM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Scores 20 off bench in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee tallied 20 points (8-11 FG, 4-5 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and one block in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 129-105 win over Toronto.

The 21-year-old came up one point short of tying his career high, though he did set a career best with seven assists. Lee has played at least 20 minutes in each of the past six games and should continue to work as Detroit's secondary point guard until Delon Wright (groin) is available to return.

February 25, 2021 12:08 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Produces again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block across 22 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.

Lee saw his minutes dip a bit as Dennis Smith earned more run with a strong performance. However, Lee still made the most his playing time, shooting well from the field and also racking up defensive stats. In his last three games, Lee has averaged 15.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals. He should continue to see plenty of time on the floor in the absence of Delon Wright (groin) and Killian Hayes (hip).

February 24, 2021 02:28 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Paces team in scoring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee finished with 21 points (8-11 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-5 FT), four assists, three boards and two steals in 29 minutes Tuesday in the Pistons' 105-93 win over the Magic.

Dennis Smith drew another start at point guard with Delon Wright (groin) missing his second straight game, but Lee was once again the more productive of the two players. The rookie finished as the Pistons' leading scorer on the night, overcoming some poor shooting at the free-throw line by converting at a high rate from the field and three-point range. Lee won't be able to maintain this level of shooting moving forward, but with Wright sidelined through the All-Star break and likely for some games in the second half, the 21-year-old looks worthy of a flier in 12-team leagues.

February 22, 2021 12:00 AM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Plays 33 minutes off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee had 12 points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-7 FT), five assists, four rebounds and three steals in Sunday's loss to the Magic.

With Delon Wright (groin) sidelined, Dennis Smith Jr. got the start at point guard, but it was Lee who garnered the majority of the playing time. Lee's 33 minutes were by far a career high, as were his points, assists, rebounds and steals totals. With Wright set to miss at least two weeks, the minutes distribution between Smith -- who played just 15 minutes Sunday -- and Lee will be something to keep a close eye on.

February 14, 2021 05:48 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

Lee will be held out once again due to a coach's decision. His absence shouldn't impact the Pistons' rotation Sunday.

February 11, 2021 07:40 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Inactive for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee will not play in Thursday's game against the Pacers, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

Lee was ruled out as inactive ahead of Thursday's contest after he had appeared in 6.4 minutes per game over the last three outings. The 21-year-old's inactivity won't affect the team's rotation given his minimal role.

February 2, 2021 09:16 PM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Won't play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee will not play due to a coach's decision Tuesday against the Jazz.

Lee hasn't been a regular part of the Pistons' rotation, so this shouldn't affect things during Tuesday's game.

January 14, 2021 12:40 AM
Pistons' Saben Lee: Makes rare appearance in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee scored four points (2-4 FG) while adding a steal in 13 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 110-101 loss to the Bucks.

While it wasn't a blowout, the contest wasn't as close as the final score suggested, and Lee saw court time for only the second time in 11 games as a result -- both games, coincidentally, coming against Milwaukee. The second-round pick out of Vanderbilt isn't likely to see his minutes increase any time soon, but if the rebuilding Pistons trade away more experienced members of their backcourt, Lee could at least find a consistent role in the rotation.

Last 7 Games
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04/14vs LACL 98-1000000000
04/11@ LACL 124-13116426220
04/10@ PORL 103-1186423000
04/08@ SACW 113-1010000000
04/06@ DENL 119-13415027100
04/05@ OKCW 132-10816846210
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