If I had initially known that Sasha Pavlovic would be included in the Courtney Lee deal, I would have, well, still done naked cartwheels of joy in the streets. Pavlovic and a third team were added to the trade, but most importantly, the Celtics will still acquire Lee. (Boston Herald)
It took awhile and a couple of false starts, but the Celticsgot their man last night, acquiring Courtney Lee from Houston in a sign and trade for JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, Sasha Pavlovic and a second-round draft pick. The paperwork is expected to be finalized today.
The deal originally had Phoenix and New Orleans as facilitators, but that came apart late yesterday afternoon Pacific time. Late last night, Portland became the third team and Pavlovic was included. The amended details were still being learned as the Herald’s final print deadline passed, but the Celts will clearly be ecstatic to acquire the coveted 6-foot-5 Lee without disturbing their main rotation.
Danny Ainge is my hero. Also, the Dark Knight Rises is friggin’ awesome, even when you have to sit in the very first row and your neck hurts like a bitch afterward.