The New York Knicks have announced that guard Courtney Lee will make his season debut tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Courtney Lee and Mitchell Robinson are active and available to play tonight.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 1, 2018
Marked ahead of the 2018-19 season as out with neck soreness, he hasn’t seen the floor since last year’s season finale.
Originally signed to a four-year, $50 million deal in Phil Jackson’s last summer as president, Lee has revived his career in New York.
Lee’s time in New York has been often spent in trade talks, but his three-and-d expertise has proved valuable to this young team.
He’s posted a 40 percent clip from three both seasons with the Knicks and hit a career-high point total last season at 913. He averaged 12 points and 1.1 steals per game last year.
His return couldn’t come at a better time, as the Knicks currently rank 25th in three-point percentage, and 18th in steals per game.
Fans will likely moan and groan as Lee’s veteran status earns him crunch time minutes over some of the young guys, but if Fizdale is truly against tanking, you’ll see him on the floor in the fourth quarter.