DECEMBER 11: The Mavs have officially signed Lee to his training camp deal, the team announced today in a press release. Dallas once again has a full 20-man camp roster.
DECEMBER 9: Veteran shooting guard Courtney Lee will return to the Mavericks as part of the club’s training camp roster, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN (via Twitter).
The 6’5″ guard was not a consistent rotation presence for the Mavericks during the 2019/20 season. He appeared in just 24 games, averaging 4.5 PPG, 1.3 RPG, and 0.8 SPG in 14.4 MPG.
The 35-year-old out of Western Kentucky was an effective three-and-D perimeter player in his prime, and prior to Dallas had stops with the Magic, Nets, Celtics, Grizzlies, Hornets, and Knicks across a 12-year NBA career.
Lee will face an uphill struggle to crack the 15-man squad after training camp. MacMahon notes that, though Lee will most likely not make the club’s opening night roster, the team thinks highly of his veteran locker room presence.
According to MacMahon (Twitter link), an injured calf caused Lee missed the 2019/20 season’s Orlando campus restart. A preseason opportunity with the Mavericks could double as a showcase for him to the rest of the league, even if he doesn’t stick with Dallas.
8 thoughts on “Mavericks Re-Sign Courtney Lee”
This truly is fake news.
Like all the trade speculation surrounding Harden?
I can’t believe this guy doesn’t have a job when shooting is all important in the NBA. He still can hit shots and would be good bench guy
well he’s old and hes mostly a locker room guy so even if he does make the opening night roster for any team, he will mostly likely be a mentor. the only reason why dis guy doesnt have a job yet is cuz nowadays young players r getting more opportunities.
He may be past his prime, but I’m still kind of surprised he can’t find a spot on some teams roster given how well he can shoot the 3. Who knows maybe he’ll wind up making the Mavs… or at least cracking the roster at some point if not out of camp. Or if he shows he’s healthy and can still be effective maybe he’ll latch on elsewhere.
Lee must be the reason they released JJ that’s a shame.
He’s likely been underrated as a salary guy. He looks more useful cheap. The usual illusion
Dallas still in the wrong way.