Report: Celtics' acquisition of Lee involved three teams

The SportsXchange

The Boston Celtics acquired free-agent shooting guard Courtney Lee on Friday in a sign-and-trade deal with the Houston Rockets that also included the Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN.com reported.

The Celtics' acquisition of Lee had been reported Thursday, but a few details have been added since then.

Lee will get a fully guaranteed four-year contract worth $21.5 million, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Celtics sent JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a second-round pick to Houston. Boston also sent Sasha Pavlovic and another second-round pick to Portland, ESPN.com reported.

The addition of the Blazers in the transaction allowed the Celtics to give Lee a higher salary.

Moore and Sean Williams are expected to be waived by the Rockets, according to the report.

Lee averaged 11.4 points in 30.3 minutes per game last season and shot 40.1 percent on 3-pointers.

He played in 58 games, including 26 starts.

Johnson averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds for Boston last season, while Moore averaged 2.9 points for the Celtics and Williams 3.6 points for Boston and Dallas.

Pavlovic played in 45 games, including seven starts, and averaged 2.7 points.
View Comments