LAS VEGAS — The Celtics have finalized the Courtney Lee trade with the Houston Rockets, acquiring and signing the shooting guard to a four-year deal, according to a team source.
The Celtics traded forward JaJuan Johnson, center Sean Williams, guard E’Twaun Moore and a second-round pick to Houston and forward Sasha Pavlovic to Portland in the deal. The Trail Blazers will also get a second round pick. It is uncertain what Portland will send to Houston or the Celtics in the deal.
Lee announced on Twitter that he signed the contract this morning, giving the Celtics a strong defender, another younger player (age 26) and solid 3-point shooter off the bench. Lee could be the team’s starting shooting guard on opening night if Avery Bradley misses regular season time after shoulder surgery.
The Rockets are expected to waive Williams and Moore while Johnson, who has a guaranteed contract, is not expected to have a prominent role. Pavlovic also has a non-guaranteed deal and is likely to be waived by Portland.