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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2013, 10:34:55 PM »

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Aye, he was great. A shame that he and Terry seem to be on the opposite ends of their ups and downs. I hope they both are on the upswing at the same time soon.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2013, 10:42:31 PM »

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Courney playing KILLER D,  if bradley isn't worrying the guards enough already , then DOc sends in LEE to wear the devil out of the opponents guards.... great way to keep the opponents worn out.

Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2013, 10:58:42 PM »

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He's playing so well I don't want to trade him anymore lol  ;D

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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2013, 11:07:52 PM »

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Courney playing KILLER D,  if bradley isn't worrying the guards enough already , then DOc sends in LEE to wear the devil out of the opponents guards.... great way to keep the opponents worn out.

which is why I'm excited to see the Miami showdown, cuz we're gonna give Wade a lot of hell with the rotation of Bradley and Lee

Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2013, 11:08:24 PM »

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Loving him.  I think AB's return has raised the bar that Lee wants to play defense up to.  So glad his shot has been falling lately too
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2013, 11:40:06 PM »

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Lee has been great lately.  I'm quickly reaching the point where I really don't want to trade him.  Much rather part ways with Terry than get rid of Lee, who I think is a great compliment to both Bradley and Rondo.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2013, 11:47:44 PM »

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One aspect of Lee's game that has not drawn much attention is that he's actually, for the most part, also acting as the backup PG. Of course, he'll never be confused for a true playmaker, but his ability to bring the ball up without turning it over is commendable.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2013, 11:56:52 PM »

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Lee has been great lately.  I'm quickly reaching the point where I really don't want to trade him.  Much rather part ways with Terry than get rid of Lee, who I think is a great compliment to both Bradley and Rondo.
I been saying that all along, people want to package Lee and get rid of him for some mediocre big smh


Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2013, 01:16:33 AM »

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Lee has been great lately.  I'm quickly reaching the point where I really don't want to trade him.  Much rather part ways with Terry than get rid of Lee, who I think is a great compliment to both Bradley and Rondo.
agreed, keep waiting for terry to start playing well, bass did a nice job last night
terry has to be considered 4th guard in rotation and for the $ he's making over barbosa it isn't making much sense, i actually think i'm being nice saying terry is 4th on depth chart over barbosa

Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2013, 09:05:26 AM »

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One aspect of Lee's game that has not drawn much attention is that he's actually, for the most part, also acting as the backup PG. Of course, he'll never be confused for a true playmaker, but his ability to bring the ball up without turning it over is commendable.

Yeah, I hated that look at first but between Lee, Bradley, Terry, and Barbosa we seem to be able to cobble together a functioning offense when Rondo isn't on the floor.  Lee isn't a bad backup point just as long as he isn't expected to do very much.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2013, 09:25:26 AM »

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Now this is the guy they thought they were getting.  Tough defense, corner threes, some versatility with the ball in his hands, great open court player. 

Not a superstar by any means, but just an excellent role player, and very valuable piece to a winning team. 

Everytime this happens, I am more and more convinced that the C's system is insanely hard to fit into quickly, which scares about the possibility of a big mid season trade. 

Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2013, 09:37:09 AM »

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AB and CLee are hawking each other during practices. He was bound to improve when he realized that he actually had an easier time during games.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2013, 10:11:12 AM »

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Now this is the guy they thought they were getting.  Tough defense, corner threes, some versatility with the ball in his hands, great open court player. 

Not a superstar by any means, but just an excellent role player, and very valuable piece to a winning team. 

Everytime this happens, I am more and more convinced that the C's system is insanely hard to fit into quickly, which scares about the possibility of a big mid season trade.
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Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2013, 10:28:14 AM »

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Having two hard nosed guards is a good thing.  I've always admired Lee's defense effort since the preseason. Like his attitude and effort. Just had hard time making a bucket alot of times.. even with wide open looks.

Doc IMO ...should have Lee drving to the basket more, less three attemps, fake the three , and pull up for 12-15 foot jumpers.  Lee really moves the ball well and seems deadly shot when he is midrange or less.

I think AB and Lee's hard work is rubbing off on the rest of the team.   Even ROndo was pretty solid all game on Defense end lastnight.

HAving the guards playing lock down defense inspires the rest of the guys to work hard . Green played the best Defense I've seen all year from him.  Even Collins was giving it all he had.  He isn't a good player, but he is all in as a  Team player.

If Lee and Green play inspired defense, they can make it hard on the SUperstars like Kobe , Wade, Westbrooke , ect.




Re: Courtney Lee, where's the love?
« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2013, 10:52:16 AM »

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Doc IMO ...should have Lee drving to the basket more, less three attemps, fake the three , and pull up for 12-15 foot jumpers.  Lee really moves the ball well and seems deadly shot when he is midrange or less.


The thing is, Lee was one of the best (or maybe even the best) corner 3 point shooters in the league last year, and has shot over 40% from 3 for 3 of the 4 years he has been in the league before this year.

So, while I also had some issues with the way Doc was bringing him off picks running Ray's plays, I cannot fault Doc for using him as a 3 point shooter in the offense.  That has always been a strength for him, and it wasn't until he got a case of the yips this year, that his shooting disappeared.

But now its back, and adding Lee and Avery as corner 3 point shooters, to compliment Green and Terry, who already were decent in that role, has really opened up the floor offensively for this team.