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Newly acquired Courtney Lee of the Memphis Grizzlies, in uniform Tuesday before the San Antonio game (Peter Fleischer / FOX13 Sports) Newly acquired Courtney Lee of the Memphis Grizzlies, in uniform Tuesday before the San Antonio game (Peter Fleischer / FOX13 Sports)
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -

The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Courtney Lee and have sent guard Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade that also includes the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Under terms of the deal announced Tuesday, the Grizzlies get Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick from Boston. The Celtics get Bayless and also receive forward Ryan Gomes from Oklahoma City. The Thunder receive a conditional 2017 second-round draft pick from Memphis.

The 28-year-old Lee has averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 16.8 minutes per game this season. The 6-foot-5 guard is shooting 44.2 percent from 3-point range. The Indianapolis, Ind. native scored a career-high 30 points on March 8, 2010 at Memphis as a member of the New Jersey Nets.

Lee, a six-year veteran, was drafted by Orlando in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft following a successful four-year collegiate career at Western Kentucky University. Lee was named 2007-08 Sun Belt Player of the Year and earned First Team All-Sun Belt honors for three consecutive seasons (2005-08), starting in every game he played with the Hilltoppers.

The 6-3 Bayless averages 8.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 21.0 minutes this season. The 25-year-old Bayless is shooting 37.7 percent.

Bayless (6-3, 200) holds career averages of 8.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists on .410 shooting (.345 3FG shooting) in 19.3 minutes in 340 games (45 starts) with the Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies. The six-year veteran was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the first round (11th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft after his freshman season at the University of Arizona.  The Phoenix native originally signed with Memphis as a free agent on July 13, 2012.

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