After losing Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics have found a replacement, acquiring former Houston Rockets guard Courtney Lee in a sign-and-trade arrangement, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears. The Celtics will surrender JaJuan Johnson, to make the transaction work, according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. It remains unclear how much Lee will receive for his new contract.
Lee emerged late in the year for the Rockets, moving into the starting lineup during their late-season run. On the season, Lee averaged 11.4 points per game while shooting 40 percent from three-point range. He was coveted in free agency by many teams, but it appears his target all along was the Celtics.
Lee will join fellow newcomer Jason Terry and promising youngster Avery Bradley in a retooled backcourt around Rajon Rondo. Bradley, however, had offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to miss at least the beginning of the season.