Damion Lee agrees to 1-year deal with Suns
Jun 30, 2023, 3:19 PM | Updated: Jul 3, 2023, 1:36 pm
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Shooting guard Damion Lee has agreed to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns on a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Lee joined Phoenix last summer after four seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He signed with the Suns in 2022 on a one-year contract for $2.1 million.
Lee played in 74 games for the Suns in the regular season, averaging 8.2 points per game. He made 90% of his free throws and 44.5% on his three-pointers, the latter of which was good for third in the NBA behind only Memphis Grizzlies guard Luke Kennard (49.4%) and Boston Celtics center Al Horford (44.5%).
Although Lee started five of 74 games in the 2022-23 season, he proved valuable right off the bat, playing down the stretch of the season opener against the Dallas Mavericks and hitting the game-winning shot.
Lee gives Phoenix a high-level shooter to even further space the court with the perimeter trio of Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal.
A five-year college player at Drexel ad Louisville, Lee broke into the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks in 2017-18 before latching on with the Warriors the next season.
The brother-in-law of star Stephen Curry had his best season in 2019-20, when he started 36 of 49 games and averaged 12.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest.
He’s been a key reserve on the Warriors and Suns since and is a career 38% three-point shooter.