David Lee’s playing days in Boston could be coming to an end.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Lee is among several veterans who will “almost assuredly’’ get bought out and become free agents if they aren’t traded before Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline.
The 10-year veteran forward hasn’t played since Jan. 10 against the Memphis Grizzlies and has gotten the short end of the stick in a Celtics rotation that features a logjam of big men.
Lee is making $15.5 million this season, the most of anyone on the team, and has been involved in several trade rumors involving the Celtics over the past couple weeks because of his rich contract’s ability to play the role of salary matchmaker.
After being acquired from the Golden State Warriors during the offseason, he is averaging 7.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in 30 contests.
Potential Celtics trade targets