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Report: Boston Celtics Trade Courtney Lee to Memphis Grizzlies for Jerryd Bayless

January 5th, 2014 at 7:44 PM
By Sean Melia

Courtney Lee is no longer a Boston Celtic, and Jarryd Bayless is, according to ESPN

Here is the article.

'Courtney Lee' photo (c) 2013, scott mecum - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Jerryd Bayless has an expiring contract, which is a huge deal for the Celtics who relieved themselves of a long term contract with Courtney Lee. The Memphis Grizzlies needed an outside shooter that could also play some defense. 

Bayless is averaging 8 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds per game. Lee's averages were very similar scoring 7.4 points, 1.1 assists, and 1.6 rebounds. Lee's PER is higher at 15.39 compared to Bayless'11.24.

Lee is locked up through the 2016 season, which was a bit of an albatross at $5 million a year. With Kris Humphries playing well it seems that the Celtics might not be done dealing, and one has to wonder if Bayless might be a piece of another deal.

 

Tags: Basketball, Boston, Boston Celtics, Courtney Lee, ESPN, Jerryd Bayless, Kris Humphries, NBA

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