Atlantic Notes: Grimes, Maxey, LeBron, and Lee

Young point guard Saben Lee has rejoined the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League after being released from his two-way deal with the Sixers earlier this week, reports Blake Murphy of

Lee joined the 905 in October of this year and later signed on with Philadelphia on that two-way agreement in late November.

The 6’2″ 23-year-old Vanderbilt player was first taken with the No. 38 pick in the 2020 draught. He played 85 games, averaging 5.6 points per game, for the Pistons during his first two NBA seasons. He has participated in 15 NBAGL games this season between the Raptors 905 and the Sixers’ G League club, the Delaware Blue Coats.


The Atlantic Division has further information:

Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice wonders whether the Sixers could serve as a potential trade landing site for the 18-time All-Star this summer given that Lakers star LeBron James recently expressed his concerns about being able to compete with his current team during the twilight of his career. James cannot be traded until the beginning of the 2023 offseason because he recently signed an extension before the start of this season. According to Neubeck, the Sixers could theoretically deal Tobias Harris, a starting small forward, and Tyrese Maxey, an explosive young guard, to Los Angeles in return for James next summer along with some future draught compensation.

Maxey has been out with a fractured foot since November 18, but he was able to practice with the Sixers on Thursday, as reported by Gina Mizell of The Philadelphia Inquirer. This bodes well for his return to action this coming weekend. Mizell relays that he is officially listed as probable to suit up for Friday’s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans. His return to action had recently been speculated upon.

According to Fred Katz of The Athletic, young Knicks guard, Quentin Grimes is continuing to mature into a formidable 3-and-D option for New York. Since being promoted to a starting position for his squad last month, Grimes has been playing admirably. To take the greatest perimeter player every game is not an easy task said head coach Tom Thibodeau. “Even if you execute it perfectly, they might still score. However, he is in the correct frame of mind.



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