Lee is fast and doesn't seem to mind playing defense. He has good shot selection and appears to a have a good sense about when to be more aggressive about looking for his shot. I think he has been a little slow to get the offensive and defensive rotations but that is coming around. He is getting better and certainly appears to be growing into a nice player for us.
So now the other question, trade Lee or Terry? If we are still a win now team (and I think we are), Terry is more valuable. He is much more likely to be the guy to have a big game and win us a playoff game this year (at least I believe he is). If a team is building for the future (which we are kind of trying to do as well) you keep Lee.
So which are we?
Lee is more valuable to us, sorry. Terry's role for this team, and value is limited to the back-up PG role. He really has little value for us as a SG, so I'd take Lee who can play well alongside any other player we have on our roster. With Terry you have to be careful with who you're playing him with, and with whom you're playing him against. Also, he doesn't have good chemistry with Rondo both offensively and defensively.
So if a trade needs to happen, and I'd have to choose between Terry and Lee, I'd trade Terry without giving it a second thought.
he always plays hard, last night he finally made enough shots .
He usually has good energy , and even better energy when Rondo and AB are in high gear.
Lee sort of has had a monkey on his back, until last night he was having a hard time putting a complete game together. SOmetimes it seems the harder he tried the worse things worked out. At some point , he has to throw that monkey off for good and get back on track. Hope it was last night.
I don't know about "finally made enough shots", I think it's more of a situation were he was given more opportunities to score, which incidentally was a direct consequence of the team playing like it should, with good energy and with a faster pace.
He's been shooting the ball really well for more than a month now. In December he was shooting 51% from the field until that final 0-6 game. In the last 16 games, he's shooting 50% from the field, and for the season he's shooting a career high 48% so far, which is 2nd best for our team behind Rondo for our wing/guard players.
His 3-point shot is not all there yet, but it's coming steadily. As it is, he's shooting it well enough, just not at the level he was expected to, particularly from the corner.
Mike Gorman was raving about him on the telecast, saying it was his best game as a Celtic.
That's good to know, probably the only one that mentioned him last night