The last couple of weeks have been full of NBA rumors and lots of potential moving. The latest one has the Boston Celtics in hot pursuit of Courtney Lee. The guard formerly played for the Houston Rockets, but was deemed expendable by the team.
The Boston Celtics have emerged as a serious suitor for Courtney Lee after coach Doc Rivers met with the free-agent guard Saturday night, according to sources familiar with Boston’s thinking.
Lee would be a good fit for the team, especially since Ray Allen has departed. Lee could be a great backup guard for the team and helps fill out their depth issues. The team would be willing to use a sign and trade to get the trade up to Boston.
Lee has plenty of suitors, but it looks like the Celtics are in the lead right now. Lee certainly can not replace Allen, but he brings good defense and some key shooting from the outside. Adding him alongside Jason Terry in the backcourt would give the Celtics a very nice bench combination.
A deal is far from done, but I think the Celtics have to have the inside track on Lee. It would be his best chance to win a title and there are minutes available. Doc Rivers certainly thinks he would be a good fit with the team and Doc is one of the best coaches in the league.
The NBA rumors keep flying, so the next couple of days are going to be fun.