The New York Knicks have assigned Courtney Lee to Westchester, per their own PR Twitter account.
Courtney Lee has been assigned to Westchester. He is scheduled to be available to play tomorrow at Lakeland and rejoin the NY Knicks on Thursday in Charlotte.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 11, 2018
The Westchester Knicks play the Lakeland Magic on Tuesday night, while the big-boy Knicks play Wednesday night in Cleveland against the Cavaliers, so Lee will miss one NBA game with the hope of rejoining the team before Friday’s game in Charlotte.
The veteran Lee has only recently returned from a neck injury which cost him all of the preseason and most of the regular season. He has averaged 10.8 minutes over four games, scoring 3.5 points and grabbing 2.3 rebounds.
The Knicks are a little banged up at the guard position at the moment, with Trey Burke nursing a strained knee and Allonzo Trier nursing a sore hamstring. Still, Lee hasn’t exactly impressed in his limited duties, shooting just 40% from the field and appearing out of sorts on both ends of the court.
All credit is due to Lee, though, as he has willingly accepted this trip to the G League—for players with his length of NBA service time, such a trip is strictly voluntary. Hopefully he gets himself sorted out.