Grizzlies trade Courtney Lee to Hornets in 3-team deal

Grizzlies trade Courtney Lee to Hornets in 3-team deal

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Courtney Lee has been traded from the Grizzlies.

ESPN and Yahoo both reported details in the trade, which has been formally announced by the Grizzlies.

Courtney Lee is going to Charlotte as a part of a three-team deal that also includes Miami.

The Grizzlies will be receiving PJ Hairston from the Hornets in exchange for Lee.

The Grizzlies will also be receiving two second-round picks from Charlotte.

Miami will also be sending Chris Andersen to Memphis along with two second-round picks.

Miami will receive Brian Roberts from Charlotte as a part of the deal.

The 37-year-old Andersen is averaging just five minutes per game in seven games this season. The big man was a part of Miami's championship team in 2012-13 and could give the Grizzlies a big presence at the center position, an area they are in desperate need of due to the injuries of Marc Gasol and Brandan Wright.

Hairston, 23, has played in 48 games this season and averages six points per game. The small forward is playing in his second season out of North Carolina and could provide a younger option to replace Lee's minutes. Hairston was a first round pick in the 2014 NBA draft and was the first ever D-League player to be selected in the first round.

The Grizzlies will lose Lee, who was averaged 10.3 points per game over parts of three seasons after he was acquired in a trade with the Boston Celtics on January 7, 2014.

At least one Grizzly was excited about the trade in Mario Chalmers, a former teammate of Andersen in Miami.

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