Nov 4, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Boston Celtics guard Courtney Lee (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guards Mike Conley (11) Jerryd Bayless (7) and center Marc Gasol (33) during the second half at FedExForum. Memphis defeated Boston 95-88. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Thunder become third team in Grizzlies/Celtics trade talks

On Sunday, it was reported that the Memphis Grizzlies and the Boston Celtics were close to completing a deal that would swap Jerryd Bayless and Courtney Lee. Well, late last night, it became apparent that there is a third team involved in the potential deal. That team is the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Basically, the Celtics would be able to save money for the future and gain another ball-handling guard in the absence of Rajon Rondo, without really getting better. It makes sense for Memphis because they desperately need a consistent shooter. At 44 percent from three this season, Lee falls into that category.

The Thunder jumped in at the last minute, it appears, and will get rid of Ryan Gomes’ contract.

To recap, here is ESPN’s Marc Stein:



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