Not long after a supposed cousin of Courtney Lee’s tweeted his congratulations for signing with the Celtics come word from Yahoo’s Marc Spears that the Celtics will acquire Lee in a sign-and-trade for JaJuan Johnson
Celtics to acquire G Courtney Lee from Rockets in a sign and trade sending back F JaJuan Johnson, sources tell Y! Details being finalized.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 19, 2012
The Celtics now have added depth at the off-guard position, giving up a promising young big-man to get it.
JaJuan Johnson, I believe, is going to be a contributor in the NBA. But to get the guy you want, you’re going to have to give something up. Johnson was inconsistent in summer league, showing flashes of promise… especially when he shot his mid-range jumper with confidence.. while also showing a need to get more coordinated and stronger. He’s still a project, and the Celtics are not in a position to wait very long for projects.
Lee, meanwhile, will become the tallest of the four ...