2. Is Courtney Lee the next to be moved?
The New York Knicks have built the future of the franchise around a group of up-and-coming players who have youth on their side. That includes Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina, and Mitchell Robinson—all of whom are 22 years of age or younger.
Knowing that to be true, it’s fair to question if veteran shooting guard Courtney Lee will remain with the Knicks for very much longer.
Lee is coming off of what was shaping up to be the best season of his NBA career. He was on pace to set new career-highs across the board, but saw his role change quite dramatically once Porzingis went down with a season-ending knee injury.
Thus, if the Knicks prefer to keep Lee on the roster, he’d certainly possess the on-court value and leadership to be a quality contributor.
If he or the Knicks would rather part ways, however, it would be difficult to blame them. Lee will turn 33 years of age in October, and is at a point in his career where pursuing a championship is likely becoming his top priority.
With the Knicks closer to the lottery than the NBA Finals, Lee could be the next player to be moved—primarily due to the fact that he’d be far easier to trade than Noah.