Celtics Acquire Bayless In Three-Team Trade With Grizzlies, Thunder
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BOSTON (CBS) – After days of a reported deal, the Boston Celtics completed a three-team trade with the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.
The deal sends guard Courtney Lee and a 2016 second round pick to Memphis, while Boston receives guard Jerryd Bayless from the Grizzlies and forward Ryan Gomes from Oklahoma City.
The Celtics waived Gomes after completing the trade.
While Lee played for the Celtics off the bench this season, one of Danny Ainge’s goals heading into the season was to shed the remaining two years and $11 million on Lee’s contract. While he sends Lee’s 49.2 shooting percent out of town, Ainge brings in a player in Bayless who is a free agent at the end of the season.
Bayless is averaging eight points, two assists and 1.9 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game this season.
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Gomes, originally a second round pick by the Celtics in 2005, appeared in five games for the Thunder this season totaling six points and four rebounds in 34 minutes played.