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Fantasy basketball: It's time to pick up Damion Lee

Damion Lee has a clearer path to extended minutes now that Marquese Chriss has been waived. AP Photo/Darren Abate

The most added player in ESPN standard leagues has had quite the path to relevance. Once upon a time, current Golden State Warriors swingman Damion Lee was the top player for the Drexel Dragons, scoring and shooting in obscurity in the Colonial Athletic Association. Then he transferred to the well-known Louisville program to play for a year under the renowned Rick Pitino, but it could not get him drafted. Then he played for the Maine Red Claws and Santa Cruz Warriors, finally piquing the interest of NBA teams. The Atlanta Hawks gave him a mild chance and then the Warriors. Few seemed to notice.

On Monday, Lee scored a mere eight points in a loss at Sacramento but the real news was the postgame waiving of his teammate Marquese Chriss, because that cleared a roster spot for the rest of the season for Lee, now 27 and suddenly teeming with promise. What a ride.