New Jersey guard Courtney Lee is available to play against the Denver Nuggets after missing the last seven games because of a groin injury.

Nets coach Lawrence Frank said he planned to ease Lee back into the rotation, not overplay him in an attempt to spark the struggling team, which was 0-13 going into Tuesday night's game.

Lee is averaging 11.8 points a game this season. He was acquired by New Jersey as part of the deal that sent star guard Vince Carter to Orlando last June.