September 27, 2017, 9:36 am
Courtney Lee is the leading candidate to start at small forward for the Knicks this season according to the New York Post.
Coach Hornacek says a smaller alignment with Lee at the three is being “heavily considered.” “This league is a little bit different now,’’ Hornacek said. “You don’t have the traditional 1, 2, 3, 4, 5s. You’ve got [centers] shooting 3s. You’ve got 6-4 guys playing the 3-spot sometimes. It gives us options. Both those guys [Hardaway and Lee] are great shooters. Guys that are active defensively, they can help us out, whether together or playing out there on the court at the same time or if we’re alternating.” Lee is 6’5” and could have tough sledding against certain matchups starting at the four this season. He may get the starting nod, but with Doug McDermott and Michael Beasley behind him he may not see starting minutes at the position. The 32-year-old guard is a borderline top-100 player.