SportsKnicks Knicks agree with shooting guard Courtney Lee Courtney Lee #5 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors during Game six of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 15, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andy Lyons By Al Iannazzone firstname.lastname@example.org @Al_Iannazzone July 2, 2016 10:30 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email ORLANDO, Fla. — The Knicks filled their need for a starting shooting guard and rounded out their first unit by reaching an agreement with veteran Courtney Lee on Saturday. “I’m just happy to be a part of the Mecca,” Lee said in a text. Lee will get a four-year, $48-million deal, a league source said. Teams can’t sign players or announce deals until the free-agent moratorium is lifted Thursday. Knicks president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills have been very productive in the first two days of free agency. They locked up center Joakim Noah for four years and $72 million Friday and came to terms with Lee on Saturday evening. The Knicks now have a starting five of Lee, Noah, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. If that group can stay healthy, they should be good enough to compete for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks didn’t reach the postseason the past three years. Lee, 30, is a solid professional and plays both ends of the court. The 6-5 guard has averaged 9.6 points and shot 45.0 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three-point range in eight seasons. Lee, a one-time Net, averaged 9.6 points for the Grizzlies and Hornets last season. The Knicks still have plenty of work to do. This move gives them seven players under contract. Kyle O’Quinn and Justin Holiday, acquired in the Rose deal, are the other two. The Knicks still have eight roster spots to fill and have used up most of the roughly $31 million they had available in free agency on Noah and Lee. They have about $3 million left. The Knicks also can use the room exception ($2.898 million) to sign players. Source: Afflalo, Kings agree. The Sacramento Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year, $25-million deal with former Knicks guard Arron Afflalo. Afflalo averaged 12.8 points and shot 38 percent on three-pointers for the Knicks last season, his ninth in the NBA. — AP By Al Iannazzone email@example.com @Al_Iannazzone Al Iannazzone has been covering the Knicks and the NBA for Newsday since January 2012 after following the NBA for 11 years for The Record (N.J.). Al appeared regularly on the YES Network's Nets pregame show in 2005-11. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.