Report: Celtics Swing Sign-And-Trade For Courtney Lee
BOSTON (CBS) – Just when it looked as though there was no way the Boston Celtics would land guard Courtney Lee, Danny Ainge has gone and worked his magic.
According to multiple reports, the Celtics have acquired the four-year guard from the Houston Rockets in exchange for second-year forward JaJuan Johnson, E’Twuan Moore, Sean Williams and a second round pick.
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Lee will give Boston another solid shooting guard for their bench along with newly signed Jason Terry. He averaged 11.3 points on 43-percent shooting (including 40-percent from downtown) for the Rockets last season, and could even see some starting minutes if Avery Bradley is not completely recovered from a pair of off-season shoulder surgeries come October.
Johnson — the Celtics’ first-round pick in 2011 — played in just 36 games his rookie season, averaging 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.