HoopsHype Courtney Lee rumors


September 26, 2013 Updates

Asking a player about his struggles right after he just shook your hand and told you how happy he was to see you again after a long offseason gives you pause in an effort to word that question as delicately as possible. Such was the case when a smiling, friendly and enthusiastic Courtney Lee stepped in front of a handful of microphones at Tuesday’s Shamrock Foundation golf tournament and was – as politely as could be – asked to relive last year’s nightmarish first season in Boston. “First of all you don’t have to be scared to ask that question,” Lee responded. “Last year was probably one of my worst years I’ve had being in the NBA. I spoke about it all the time. I said I’ve got to find consistency. I got back in the gym (this summer), worked on a lot of ball-handling, a lot of shooting, getting my shot back.” MetroWest Daily News

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The Clippers, sources say, are prepared to trade Jordan and Caron Butler's $8 million expiring contract in exchange for Garnett and either Lee or Terry, with Garnett waiving his no-trade clause to seal the deal. In a technically separate transaction, L.A. would also send at least one first-round pick to the Celtics to convince them to let Rivers out of the three years and $21 million left on his contract. ESPN.com

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Alagappan likes to open with a parable about medicine, noting that almost two thousand years ago the Roman physician Galen theorized that all illnesses could be classified under one of four bodily fluids. As science evolved, doctors grew to understand that diseases and their cures were much more complex. And so it is now with basketball, Alagappan says, arguing that the oversimplified constructs of point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center should be replaced by a more sophisticated list of positions as varied as "low-usage ball-handlers," like Trevor Ariza and Courtney Lee, to "mid-range big men" like Brandon Bass and Glenn Davis. San Jose Mercury-News

May 8, 2013 Updates

Nothing went quite to plan for Lee during his first season in green. Despite starting nearly half the season, Lee never quite carved out a role for himself and shifted back to a bench role late in the year and struggled to get on the court. Lee logged two DNP -- Coach's Decisions over the final three playoff games of the season. "I expected [the first season] to go smooth, I expected to win and be playing late into June," admitted Lee. "Me, personally, my performance -- I was a little bit inconsistent all year; more than I would like to be. I don't want to be at all, but I was." ESPN.com

"I wasn't playing like my normal self," admitted Lee. "Roles changed a little bit, they wanted me to focus more on being a defensive player and spot-up shooter. I have a whole summer to get involved in doing a lot of spot-up shots, and working on my role, what it is going to be next year and whatnot. I'll be prepared for that, a lot better than I was this year." ESPN.com

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