Grizzlies, Celtics, Thunder complete trade deal
BOSTON - Jerryd Bayless joined the Boston Celtics from the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday as part of the three-team NBA trade deal that also included the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The move saw the Grizzlies obtain guard Courtney Lee and a second-round pick in the 2016 NBA draft from the Celtics in exchange for adding Bayless to the backcourt.
Also as part of the swap, the Grizzlies sent a second-round draft pick to Oklahoma City in exchange for the Thunder sending forward Ryan Gomes to Boston, where he was then released in a salary cap move.
Bayless, 25, has averaged 8.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists with the Grizzlies this season. He has career averages of 8.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists with Portland, New Orleans, Toronto and Memphis.
Lee averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists off the Boston bench this season and has career averages of 9.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists with Orlando, New Jersey, Houston and Boston.
Gomes, an eight-year veteran, has played only 34 minutes over five games for the Thunder this season, scoring six points and grabbing four rebounds.
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