Courtney Lee has been on the minds of many folks surrounding the organization recently, what with head coach Jeff Hornacek asking him to shoot more and all. But how the hell is Lee supposed to shoot more with an injured wrist?
The Knicks say Courtney Lee (right wrist) didn't practice today. We'll find out more about his status for the Hawks game shortly.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 27, 2016
Ah fudge, the Knicks’ starting shooting guard missed Tuesday’s practice with a wrist injury. Not to fear, though...Hornacek expects him to play Wednesday against the Hawks.
Jeff Hornacek says he expects Courtney Lee to play tomorrow vs. Atlanta. Lee missed practice today due to a wrist injury.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 27, 2016
Justin Holiday is a quality backup, but you’d really rather have both him and Lee playing big minutes. Hopefully this wrist problem doesn’t hamper Lee’s shooting, as he’s hitting a staggering 46.7% of his threes on the season.
If Lee can’t go, who will shoot his jumpers? Maybe Joakim Noah!
We watched players move around the perimeter shooting uncontested jump shots after practice. I'm pretty sure Joakim Noah hit 20 in a row.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 27, 2016
...or maybe Ron Baker, the Shot Maker:
Ron Baker shooting jumpers around the perimeter after practice: pic.twitter.com/DDX8yXpXwE— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 27, 2016
...or we could just let Kristaps Porzingis launch shots from half court:
Yeah, that’s my jam.
Kristaps Porzingis working on his shot off the catch after practice today: pic.twitter.com/dJev91k8L2— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 27, 2016
The Knicks have two winnable games coming up — at Atlanta, at New Orleans — but have struggled mightily on the road this season. Let’s hope the team remains at full strength.