BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced today that they have acquired forward/center David Lee from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for forward Gerald Wallace and guard/forward Chris Babb.
“We are excited to welcome David as a member of the Celtics family,” said President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “His proven skill set and experience on a championship team will add valuable depth to our frontcourt and a veteran presence to our locker room.”
Lee, a 6’9” forward/center, appeared in 49 contests for the Warriors during the 2014-15 regular season and averaged 7.9 points on 51.1 percent shooting from the field, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18.4 minutes per game. He tallied a season-high 24 points on 10-17 (.588) shooting, nine rebounds and six assists on January 27, 2015 against the Chicago Bulls.
The 10-year NBA veteran and two-time All-Star (2010 and 2013) owns career averages of 14.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 695 regular season games.