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Top Damion Lee News

  • Suns' Damion Lee: Still not working out on court

    Head coach Frank Vogel said Monday that Lee (knee) has yet to resume on-court work, but the Suns remain hopeful that the 31-year-old will play before the end of the regular season, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports. "On track," Vogel said, in reference to Lee's recovery from the meniscus surgery he underwent in October. "Hopefully at some point towards the end of the regular season we can start talking about where he's at in terms of getting back on the floor."

    The Suns aren't putting an official timeline on Lee making his 2023-24 season, but based on Vogel's comments, the veteran wing isn't on track to be available coming out of the All-Star break, and a mid-to-late March or early April return may be a more realistic target at this point. If Phoenix isn't dealing with any injuries to their other key guards or wings by the time Lee is ready to play, he'll likely find himself on the outside looking in for a rotation spot. In his first season with Phoenix in 2022-23, Lee appeared in 74 contests and averaged 8.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.4 assists in 20.4 minutes per game.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Still far from return

    Lee (knee) is still a "ways away" from returning but hopes to see action before the end of the regular season, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Lee has yet to take the court this season as he continues to recover from a right knee surgery he underwent in September. The 31-year-old guard is still waiting to resume on-court activities and seems a few months away from being able to see game action.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Yet to begin on-court work

    Lee (knee) remains out with no timetable to return following late September surgery on his right meniscus, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Lee underwent meniscus repair surgery in his right knee in the final week of September. Opting to repair his tissue as opposed to trimming the meniscus does come with a longer recovery window, and coach Frank Vogel noted Wednesday that Lee is still firmly in the rehab stage while doing "no on-court work" and being "a ways away" from returning to action. The 31-year-old is 13 weeks removed from being ruled out indefinitely, and he is best regarded as week-to-week until reports emerge of Lee ramping up activity.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Has successful meniscus surgery

    Lee (knee) underwent a successful procedure to repair his right meniscus and will be out indefinitely, Gerald Bourguet of reports.

    Lee sustained the injury to his right meniscus during an on-court workout roughly two weeks ago and was forced to undergo surgery. While he wasn't given a timetable for return, he should be expected to be sidelined for the foreseeable future. Considering the Suns' massive roster turnover this offseason, it wasn't clear if Lee would be a regular part of the rotation. However, his absence could clear up some opportunities for Grayson Allen and Eric Gordon on the wing.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Out indefinitely with knee injury

    Lee has suffered a right knee injury and will be out until further notice, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Rankin relays that Lee is believed to have suffered a meniscus injury during a recent workout at the team's training facility. The severity remains unclear, but this is certainly an issue that could sideline him for the first few weeks of the regular season. Lee likely wasn't on fantasy radars anyway, but in his presumed absence, Grayson Allen, Eric Gordon and Jordan Goodwin are candidates for increased roles behind Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Inks deal with Phoenix

    The Suns signed Lee to a two-year deal with a player option Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Lee will remain in Phoenix after spending the 2022-23 season with the team. The 30-year-old guard averaged 8.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 20.4 minutes across 74 games. With expensive players such as Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal on the roster, the Suns will have to fill out the rest of their depth chart with more cheap moves like Lee.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Modest production in 31 minutes

    Lee contributed eight points (3-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes during Sunday's 119-114 loss to the Clippers.

    Lee saw an uptick in playing time, much like many of his fellow fringe options, but had very little to show for it come the final whistle. Lee has the ability to provide a scoring punch off the bench but with the team now relatively healthy, it is going to be harder for him to crack the rotation, especially with every game now of extra importance.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Back in rotation Monday

    Lee ended with three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt) over four minutes during Monday's 117-103 win over Utah.

    Lee re-entered the rotation after missing the previous three games, logging four minutes in a relatively comfortable win. While he can catch fire from the perimeter, his role is far too insignificant to allow him the opportunity to shine. At this point, he is not even worth considering in deeper formats.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Nice performance in limited action

    Lee finished Wednesday's 132-101 victory over Oklahoma City with nine points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes.

    Lee's role has taken a hit since Devin Booker returned from injury and Kevin Durant (ankle) joined the team, but he's still in coach Monty Williams' gameplan and has appeared in every game this season. He's capped out at 16 minutes over the past seven games, averaging 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.0 minutes.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Heads to bench with Booker back

    Lee will come off the bench Friday at Indiana, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    With Devin Booker (groin) back in the fold after a one-game absence, Lee will come off the bench. Across his past nine appearances as a reserve, he's averaged 6.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.6 minutes.

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  • Suns' Damion Lee: Starting Thursday

    Lee will enter the first unit for Thursday's game against Atlanta, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.

    Lee will make his fifth appearance in the starting lineup this season with the newly acquired Kevin Durant (knee), T.J. Warren and Darius Bazley unavailable and Devin Booker (groin) sidelined for the opening leg of the Suns' back-to-back set. In his first four games with the starters, Lee averaged 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 29.9 minutes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Long Island, NY
Age: 31
School: Louisville
Experience: 6