Courtney Lee not concerned about shooting slump


Courtney Lee not concerned about shooting slump

SAN ANTONIO For those NBA teams that have been feeling a bit of buyer's remorse from their offseason signings, today could not get here quick enough.

Beginning today, a number of players signed this summer are trade-eligible.

And while it's highly unlikely there will be any activity on the trade front in the next 24 hours, it's a given that teams will start to line up those players that they wouldn't mind shipping off to another team.

The Boston Celtics don't seem all that inclined to pull the trigger on any deals soon, but that won't stop the speculation surrounding Courtney Lee.

The 6-foot-5 wing acquired via sign-and-trade by the Celtics this summer from Houston, has had his struggles adjusting to his new team and more important, his new role.

His biggest challenge has been hitting 3s which was among the many reasons why the Celtics wanted to add him to the mix this season.

And while his 29.4 percent shooting from 3s this season isn't anywhere close to what he's used to, Lee isn't too concerned.


Because he's accustomed to getting off to slow starts shooting the ball, only to improve as the season progresses.

In his four NBA seasons, Lee's 3-point shooting has only dipped once after the first 20 games played.

"Shots are going to fall or not," Lee told "It just comes with repetition. I'm always in the gym getting shots up. The more I'm out there, the more I get that feel, the more the shots are going to fall. So I'm not worried about it."

The biggest adjustment for Lee has to do with getting fewer opportunities to score.

"Playing with all-stars like Rondo, Paul (Pierce) and KG, you know there aren't going to be a lot of shots available," Lee said. "But I'm OK with that. Just as long as we're winning, getting better. That's all I really care about."

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