Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Memphis Trades Former WKU Star Courtney Lee to Charlotte

Memphis has traded former Western Kentucky University star Courtney Lee to Charlotte in a three-team deal that also includes Miami.

Here's a breakdown of the trade from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Charlotte receives:

Courtney Lee

Memphis receives:

Chris Andersen
P.J. Hairston
Two future second-round picks (from Miami)
Two future second-round picks (from Charlotte)

Miami receives:

Brian Roberts

Here's why Charlotte made the deal:

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s season-ending injury pushed Hornets management to get a quality shooting guard in Lee. With the Lee addition, Nicolas Batum can slide to his natural small forward position. With little separation in the East, the Hornets could not afford to take a step back without Kidd-Gilchrist, especially if they want to keep playing in late April.

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