Agreement to acquire Golden State Warriors forward David Lee by the Celtics is in the works as part of a deal that would send forward Gerald Wallace to the Warriors, Lee’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed to the Boston Globe on Tuesday.
According to the report:
“The Celtics will most likely need to add another player to the deal to make the salaries match up, potentially looking to the non-guaranteed minimum salaries of Chris Babb or Phil Pressey. A league source said both teams are still looking at several ways to structure the deal, and as of Tuesday evening the finalized agreement was not imminent. Regardless, Lee is coming to Boston.”
32 year old Lee, is entering the last season of a six-year, $80 million contract that he received as part of a sign-and-trade with the Knicks in 2010. He will be paid $15.4 million next season.
“We’ve been working very closely with the Warriors for quite a while,” Bartelstein said by phone. “[Warriors general manager] Bob Myers and I have been talking quite a bit to find a good situation for a guy who was an all-star caliber player. It just wasn’t going to happen there future-wise with the Warriors.”
Source: Boston Globe