C's trying to finalize Lee sign-and-trade

July, 19, 2012
7/19/12
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The Boston Celtics are attempting to finalize a move for free-agent shooting guard Courtney Lee in a sign-and-trade deal with the Houston Rockets, according to a league source.

The Celtics were expected to send out JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a second-round pick in exchange for Lee. With those combined contracts, Boston can absorb Lee for as much as $4.25 million in the first year of at least a three-year deal.

After losing Ray Allen to the Miami Heat and with Avery Bradley potentially sidelined for the start of the 2012-13 season after undergoing a pair of shoulder surgeries, the Celtics were in need of a frontline shooting guard. Lee will fill that role and allows Jason Terry, officially inked Wednesday for the midlevel exception, to stay in his preferred sixth-man role.

Lee averaged 11.4 points over 30.3 minutes per game last season and shot 40.1 percent beyond the 3-point arc in 58 appearances, including 26 starts.

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Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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