The Memphis Grizzlies have a 7-2 record since acquiring Courtney Lee in a trade with the Boston Celtics and 5-1 since the return of Marc Gasol.

Lee is shooting 55.6 percent from the field as a member of the Grizzlies.

“Courtney’s been a big addition for us,” said point guard Mike Conley. “He adds some scoring, he adds some defense, athleticism. He has a high basketball IQ and he’s been able to pick up things fairly quickly. I think that’s what’s helped us these last couple of weeks.

“Courtney was a huge, huge piece. People overlook him. But it’s key that he’s able to stretch the court for us. With me, him, Mike Miller out there, it gives Zach and Marc more space. Having a lot of guys that could space the court, we didn’t have that going on before. And he can definitely lock up defensively.”