NBA Trade Rumors: David Lee Demanding Boston Celtics Move Him

Jack Windham - Author

Jan. 29 2016, Updated 11:49 a.m. ET

NBA trade rumors are suggesting David Lee is tired of sacrificing his minutes and statistics, and he wants Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to find him a new home in the National Basketball Association, according to northeast division of Comcast SportsNet.

When the Golden State Warriors decided to go with a small ball lineup by putting Draymond Green, who only stands 6-foot-7-inches, against bigger and slower big men, David Lee willingly sacrificed his minutes, which earned him praise from around the league by general managers seeking professionalism and won him his first NBA Championship.

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Due to their desire to find him a new home in the NBA, and wanting to save some money from their salary cap, the Golden State Warriors dealt David Lee to the Boston Celtics in exchange for veteran slasher Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, a 6-foot-5-inch guard who is now playing professional basketball overseas in Germany.

While playing for the New York Knicks, David Lee proved that he was capable of putting up 20 points and 10 rebounds in games, but the Boston Celtics weren’t interested in him being that much of a producer on their team, instead preferring to develop the younger players so that their future can be brighter than it currently is.


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