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The New York Knicks are better off trading Courtney Lee. Here’s how they can get the best return …

Josh Benjamin

The season is still young, but it’s looking like Courtney Lee could be an odd man out in coach David Fizdale’s system. The 33-year-old shooting guard has not played at all this season due to a neck injury.

Seeing as Allonzo¬†Trier and Frank Ntilikina have done a good enough job in the backcourt, it’s hard to see Lee getting any significant minutes.

Granted, the New York Knicks announced on Twitter this week Lee was “progressing well,” and he should start running again soon.


But even if Lee is healthy, he isn’t much more than a three-and-D in Fizdale’s system. He’s also on the wrong side of 30 and due just over $25 million between now and the end of next season, per Spotrac. That means it’s time to make a trade, but finding a buyer could be tough.


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