Ratto: What type of player are Celtics acquiring in Lee?


The Boston Celtics acquired former All-Star forward David Lee from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Gerald Wallace on Tuesday.

Lee's numbers were down during the 2014-15 season, averaging 7.9 points per game and 5.2 rebounds for the NBA Champions. He even lost his starting spot to Draymond Green.

Ray Ratto of CSN Bay Area knows a thing or two about David Lee and can give a scouting report on the newest Boston Celtics big man.

"The Celtics get to pay $15.5 million for one year of David Lee. What they get is anyone's guess," said Ratto. "He's 33, has a lot of miles on him, he didn't play much with the Warriors last year in their championship year and he's a guy who needs the ball because he's not going to defend much. 

"On the other hand, he's not going to be a disruptive force if he doesn't get what he wants, because he could've been that a year ago and chose instead to enjoy a championship like everyone else did in Oakland. That's a good sign. It's a sign of a guy who is ready for a challenge in Boston, ready to re-invent himself for a third time if he needs to and might be pretty good at it."

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