Twitter: Memphis is trading Courtney Lee to Charlotte, sources tell @TheVertical (@WojVerticalNBA)
It has been reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! sports that the Charlotte Hornets have acquired Memphis Grizzlies sharpshooter Courtney Lee. In exchange, the Hornets will send guard Brian Roberts to the Miami Heat and the Grizzlies will recieve PJ Hairston who plays a swingman role.
Twitter: Sources: As part of Lee deal, Charlotte sending Brian Roberts, PJ Hairston and two 2nds to Memphis. (@WojVerticalNBA)
Charlotte have been forced to make a move after Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a recurrence of his shoulder injury that sidelined him for around five months. Lee gives them a shooting upgrade as he is a career 38.5% from downtown and he also plays good defence which will fit coach Steve Clifford’s overall philosophy.
For Memphis, they are parting with a long time player in order to get younger and the picks they are receiving could be used as leverage in a later trade.