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Offline BudweiserCeltic

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Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« on: January 04, 2013, 10:59:51 PM »
Seeing the post-game coverage, and disappointed that no mention has been made of his play. It's been either Avery Bradley this, or Rondo that (both well deserved), but I thought it was Courtney Lee's play today that really got us going on both ends of the floor.

Our offense was struggling, and as soon as he came to the floor, he hit some shots, played very good defense, ran the floor well with lots of deflections.

To me, he was the key to this game, and glad to see that Doc went with him more this game, than say Terry.

I've felt Courtney been receiving a lot of negative attention on the blog, and I feel it's highly undeserved. He's been playing well. About the sole Celtic player who's play has improved through the year, other than Sully.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 11:11:34 PM »
People around me at the garden tonight were really appreciating him, so that's something.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 11:19:38 PM »
I agree, he has been really good for about a month now (all after being benched, that is where he should be, it helps us)! He has been the most consistent this month. Great D and his offense has been much better too!
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 11:21:37 PM »
Great to see Courtney play well, I'm really pulling for this kid. He can be a huge piece for us..very well rounded guard
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 11:29:27 PM »
Best signing of the offseason. Celtics have to pleased with his progression. He does a little bit of everything for this team. The second unit with him at the point has been a bright spot for this team.

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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 11:30:33 PM »
I agree, he has been really good for about a month now (all after being benched, that is where he should be, it helps us)! He has been the most consistent this month. Great D and his offense has been much better too!

This.  I don't really understand why people are still hating on him.  Offensively his first month was terrible, but it's come around since and his defensive effort has never wavered.  I like Lee.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 11:36:40 PM »
Playing limited minutes after Bradley returned seems to suit him. With his minutes shortened he is being far more aggressive. Also he is taking a lot more one dribble jumpers than three pointers. This is a good way to get his confidence back and start knocking down those corner 3's.

He has not been good to start but he will be a big upgrade over Dooling last year.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 12:12:16 AM »
Blessing in disguise that his stock is rising before the trade period again??

In all honesty id rather trade Jet along with bass and filler for someone. I think Lee can give us just as much on offence and plenty more on the defensive end then terry can. Plus i think Jets veteran leadership will be well liked on a younger team.

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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 12:30:27 AM »
This.  I don't really understand why people are still hating on him.  Offensively his first month was terrible, but it's come around since and his defensive effort has never wavered.  I like Lee.

I don't hate him, but I think that Lee supporters who argue that he is a starter-quality player or that he is practically as good as a healthy Bradley, if not better, are completely and utterly wrong.

Coming off the bench and playing about 20mpg seems like the appropriate role for Lee.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 12:57:23 AM »
Lee gives 100% every night and consistently plays good energetic D. When he's hitting his shot is just a nice bonus IMO.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 01:09:36 AM »
Because all season he's been inconsistent and has been so-so for us on both ends of the floor.

There are too many people wearing Courtney Lee glasses that see him as some spectacular player that he hasn't been.

For maybe the last week he's played much better, but it's only the last two games that hes played really well. 


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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2013, 01:32:12 AM »
his ball handling is pretty good.

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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2013, 02:06:44 AM »
There are too many people wearing Courtney Lee glasses that see him as some spectacular player that he hasn't been. 

Where? 

Nationally?  He was on a list of the most disappointing offseason moves. 

On this site?  He's generally regarded as a good defensive player who sucked to start the season but has come around in the last month or so.  I haven't seen anybody with an opinion much more positive than that.

I haven't seen any of these Courtney Lee glasses anywhere.

I do think that he's played better recently than you give him credit for, though.  In December, he shot 47% from the field and 38.5% from three.  That's solid roleplayer production from a solid roleplayer.  I'd personally like to see him be a bit more of an asset on the glass, but otherwise he's been doing his job.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2013, 02:52:23 AM »
TP, been with ya for a while on this one bud:  http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=60771.0
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2013, 03:30:12 AM »
Good game from him..keep it up!
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