Clock ticking for Lee?
There are several stories kicking around the Boston news wire today about Courtney Lee; how Doc recently told him to be more aggressive on offense, and how he shined as a starter the past two games with Rajon Rondo suspended. Lee averaged 11.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals against Portland and Milwaukee over the weekend. Solid numbers for sure, but he also played 38 minutes a night, nearly 10 more than his season average.
And now Rondo is back. Soon Avery Bradley will be too. Five guards (Jason Terry and Leandro Barbosa as well) can't all play significant time. If Rondo, Bradley, and Terry combine for roughly 30 MPG each, that only leaves 6 minutes a night left over for Lee and Barbosa. And while I think Lee is the better overall player of the two, Barbosa's quickness and ability to score points in bunches might be more valuable for brief stints off the bench. Lee could well end up the odd man out.
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