Ranking the 8 worst starters of the Luka Doncic era

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Dallas Mavericks, Courtney Lee
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2. Courtney Lee

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Courtney Lee in the Kristaps Porzingis trade back in 2019. Dallas sent the New York Knicks Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr., and DeAndre Jordan for Porzingis, Lee, and Tim Hardaway Jr.

After finishing off the season after getting traded, he played one more season in Dallas and never played in the NBA again after that.

In his two seasons with the Mavs, Lee averaged 4.1 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists, and 0.7 steals per game. He played 13.3 minutes per game and ended up starting in 13 games.

In these 13 games, Lee averaged 6.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game. The Mavs were 7-6 in these games, but Lee scored less than 10 points in 10 of his starts.

Lee never had a huge role in Dallas, and he wasn't able to play in the bubble due to a calf injury. He is one of the least memorable starters on this list, and most people have probably forgotten that he was on the team.

Lee has career averages of 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.0 steals per game. His best season of his career was his second season with the New Jersey Nets, as he averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.