Report: Celtics Trading Courtney Lee for Grizzlies Jerryd Bayless
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Boston Celtics are about to trade Courtney Lee to the Memphis Grizzlies for combo guard Jerryd Bayless. Stein tweeted on Sunday night, “Trade call on Boston's looming acquisition of Jerryd Bayless for Courtney Lee, I'm told, is being scheduled for Monday. Deal is happening.”
Lee is owed $11 million for the next two seasons, while Bayless is an expiring deal that will end this season at just $3.1 million. The trade would give a lot more flexibility for the rebuilding Boston Celtics to sign a major free agent this upcoming summer; something they will sorely need to keep Rajon Rondo around. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, seem to be swapping essentially the same player at a heftier price tag.