New York Knicks Sign Courtney Lee to Four-Year, $50 Million Contract

July 2nd, 2016

The New York Knicks continued their busy summer by adding former Charlotte Hornets guard Courtney Lee on a four-year, $50 million contract on Saturday. Lee joins Joakim Noah and former league MVP Derrick Rose as new additions to the vastly improved roster. 

Lee, known as a solid wing defender, will now have an opportunity to be a full-time starter at the two-guard position for the first time in his career. 

The former Orlando Magic first-round pick averaged 9.6 points while shooting 38 percent from three-point range between the Memphis Grizzlies and Hornets this past season. Though, he did average only 8.1 field goal attempts per game. That number figures to change with Lee now slotted in as the Knicks starting off guard next to Rose.