June 22, 2018, 3:32 pmCourtney LeeG, New York Knicks
David Fizdale bristled when asked about the Knicks' starting small forward spot but indicated that he'd prefer someone bigger than Courtney Lee or Tim Hardaway Jr.
That would suggest that one of the two, likely Lee, would revert to a bench role. Both Lee and THJ were quality top-100 fantasy options last season starting at the two and three, but Lee looks primed for a step back if the Knicks do want more size in the starting five. Hardaway's contract gives him the inside track on starting at shooting guard. Of course, Lee is simply one of New York's best players so it'd be shocking if his minutes were slashed aggressively. There's a shot at late-round value but nobody should be looking for a repeat of last season with this news.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter