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Phil Jackson completed the New York Knicks new starting five on Sunday as he added shooting guard Courtney Lee to the squad on a 4-year, $48 million deal.
Lee is 30-years-old and holds career averages of 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. The Knicks are looking to not only make the postseason for the first time since 2013, but to go deep in the East. Via NYDailyNews:
Courtney Lee agreed Saturday to a four-year, $48 million deal to join the Knicks, league sources confirmed, giving Derrick Rose his backcourt partner.
Lee, 30, eats up most of New York’s remaining cap space and represents the last big deal of the summer. What’s left is filling out the bench — and Phil Jackson hopes to do that with some of his own free agents — and introducing Lee and Joakim Noah in press conferences.
In an Instagram post, Lee essentially confirmed the deal with a picture of the new Knicks starting five, photoshopping himself into a New York uniform and captioning it with “scary” and a ghost emoji.