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Rufus on Fire Jul 21, 2016

Hive Talk Live: Can the Hornets replace Jeremy Lin, Courtney Lee and Big Al Jefferson?

Free agency claimed a big chunk of the Hornets offensive punch and bench strength. "WHOA...this logo and audio embed look way different?" Read this. The Hornets front office was open about wanting to keep as many of their free agents as they could. Unfortunately they fell victim to their own cap limitations and their own success. Jeremy Lin, Courtney Lee and Al Jefferson all experienced better play under head coach Steve Clifford's system, play that would lead them to starting roles and bigger paydays from other teams. We relive their contributions to the team and explore how each of these...
New York Post Jul 7, 2016

Courtney Lee kindles Knicks hype: We’re here for a ring

The Knicks will introduce the club’s three big free-agent signings Friday at their Tarrytown facility, but Courtney Lee got the hype machine rolling early. Lee claimed the club is primed to “win big’’ and the championship is a management goal. “We’re contenders, man,’’ Lee told Orlando-based website Basketball Insiders. “They didn’t make the playoffs last...
New York Post Jul 7, 2016

Marshall Plumlee amped to get ‘hands dirty’ for Knicks

The Knicks probably still need a veteran backup center, a big banger to come off the bench to help Joakim Noah and Spanish rookie Willy Hernangomez. But 7-footer Marshall Plumlee, fresh off his senior season at Duke, will give it his best shot to be part of that mix — and at least will give...
Newsday Jul 2, 2016

Knicks agree with shooting guard Courtney Lee

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Knicks filled their need for a starting shooting guard and rounded out their first unit by reaching an agreement with veteran Courtney Lee.
Rufus on Fire Jul 2, 2016

Courtney Lee agrees to four-year, $50 million deal with New York Knicks

Hornets wing Courtney Lee is on the move with a big, shiny new contract with the Knicks. Courtney Lee has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with the New York Knicks, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reported. Courtney Lee has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with the Knicks. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2016 The Hornets acquired Lee in a midseason, three-team trade that saw P.J. Hairston and two second round picks sent to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the veteran guard. Lee immediately became a starter for head coach Steve Clifford's team, and his...
Posting and Toasting Jul 2, 2016

Courtney Lee will sign a 4-year, $50 million deal with the Knicks

The starting five is complete! The Knicks were seriously in the market for a solid shooting guard, and on Saturday night they finally got their man. Courtney Lee is officially coming to MSG! Courtney Lee has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with the Knicks. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2016 Courtney Lee has agreed to a 4-year, $50 million deal with the Knicks, sources tell ESPN. — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 2, 2016 The 30-year-old Lee is a true shooting guard -- he played 88 percent of his minutes there last year, according to Basketball-Reference --...
New York Post Jul 2, 2016

Knicks complete starting 5 with Courtney Lee — thanks to Noah

ORLANDO, Fla. — So much for Dwyane Wade. Phil Jackson has found his shooting guard — and nailed down his starting five — in landing 30-year-old veteran Courtney Lee. He is a less-splashy name than Wade, but fit exactly what the Knicks’ president sought. And credit Joakim Noah for his first assist. Lee agreed to...
New York Post Jul 2, 2016

How Joakim Noah’s pull-up challenge to Phil swayed Knicks

ORLANDO, Fla. — With skeptics wondering if Knicks president Phil Jackson is buying damaged goods in signing Joakim Noah as his starting center, the Zen Master said he has no fears thanks to running into the Bulls center on the Manhattan streets in the spring. Noah, a New York City native, has a place not...
Posting and Toasting Jul 2, 2016

Courtney Lee has a 4-year offer from the Knicks, while the Kings sign Arron Afflalo

First I saw this ... The Knicks' offer to Courtney Lee is north of $10 million per year for 4 years. More: https://t.co/6uZb6aoktg — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 2, 2016 ... and I was like "okay, that's long but fine, and 4-year deals seem to be the thing and I like Courtney Lee a lot." But then I saw this ... Sources: Sacramento Kings making a strong push to land Courtney Lee in free agency. Hearing an offer could approach $14 million per season. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 2, 2016 ... and I thought "well, the Kings seem like a worse situation, since they have Ben...
New York Post Jul 2, 2016

Knicks’ stashed 2nd-rounder getting courted by Euro teams

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Knicks’ summer-league team began play at 3 p.m. at Amway Center on Saturday while their 2015 second-round pick, center Willy Hernangomez, was in camp the with Spain’s Olympic team, gearing up for the summer games next month. The Knicks obviously would have preferred him on the squad as they attempt to...

Grizzlies have reached out to Courtney Lee for a possible return

All right, all right. I'm swooning already. The Grizzlies are still open for business as they reach out to a former Grizz in Courtney Lee. Per source, the Grizzlies have reached out to Courtney Lee’s camp to gauge his interest in a possible return. — John Martin (@JohnMartin929) July 2, 2016 Pera, Wallace ... guys ... mah heart can take no more! It seems as though Memphis is bound and determined to shoot some 3-balls in the coming season.
At The Hive Jul 1, 2016

Courtney Lee receiving interest from New York Knicks and Courtney Lee

Courtney Lee is receiving interest from two teams and could very well be out of Charlotte. The Charlotte Hornets made a mid-season trade this year in order to acquire Courtney Lee from the Memphis Grizzlies. They needed a more consistent wing that could shoot the three ball and play defense without taking away shots from other options in the offense like Nicolas Batum and Kemba Walker. It turned out Lee was a perfect fit for Charlotte as he provided a steady presence on the wing defensively. Offensively, Lee was hit and miss, but he did what was asked of him and had some flashes of really...
Sactown Royalty Jun 25, 2016

Report: Kings Are Targeting Courtney Lee In Free Agency

On Fridays edition of the Kings Insider Podcast, CSN Kings Insider James Ham reported what a lot of folks have been speculating since Dave Joerger was hired, and that is the Kings' predictable interest in Charlotte Hornets free agent guard, Courtney Lee. Via James Ham, Kings Insider Podcast "The Kings, from what I know, are targeting Courtney Lee. They love Courtney Lee" Courtney Lee is the sort of tough, veteran, defensively responsible shooting guard that can hit the three at very respectable percentages the Kings should be targeting. His obvious connection with Joerger substantiates...

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