Season stats: 7.1 points, 1.3 assists (23 minutes per game)
Chances Rivers was referring to him: Medium
Case for trading: Prior to Avery Bradley’s return from shoulder surgery, Lee struggled in a front-and-center role. His shooting was dismal (.185 3-point shooting percentage in 15 games in November), and the poor shooting seemed to bleed into his defense. Lee is with his fourth team since being drafted in 2008.
Case for keeping: Lee led Celtics scorers with 16 points Sunday and was a plus-1 in 27 minutes, so he wasn’t the problem vs. the Pistons. Bradley’s return has allowed Lee to slide firmly into a spot on the second unit, and in 10 January games he’s raised his shooting percentage from the field to .516. His defensive intensity also seems to have taken a sharp uptick.