Courtney Lee

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • 2016-17 Averages: 31.3 MPG, 10.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.9 SPG
  • 2016-17 Slash Line: .457/.418/.840

Courtney Lee is exactly what the Knicks thought he’d be. A three-and-D wing who’s hovering right around his career averages in points and field goal percentage. Despite a lame supporting cast on that side of the ball, the 32-year-old still plays solid defense.

Lee’s three-point shooting has been a tremendous asset in his first season with New York. He’s currently tenth in the league in three-point percentage. The problem is that he was having a hard time adjusting to being number one option as a three-point shooter.

Lee is 99th in total three-point attempts. Therefore he’s 72nd in makes. Even while attempting a career-high 3.5 per game from downtown, his head coach is understandably asking him to put up more.

When you remove Lee’s numbers, the rest of the roster is a combined 35.3 percent from downtown. For his career, Lee averages less than three attempts from downtown per game.

Recently, Lee has begun to play more aggressive. Over the last ten games, he’s averaging 4.4 attempts. With the inconsistencies of New York’s offense, the team needs all the helps they can get.

Grade: B