The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward David Lee, the team announced Monday.
Lee was officially waived by the Celtics on Friday, in a move that opened up a roster spot and removed a significant salary cap hold for Boston. Lee was traded to the Celtics from the Warriors in the off-season as Golden State offloaded the nearly $15.5 million in salary left on the final year of his deal. He fell out of Brad Stevens’s playing rotation midseason.
David Lee helped the Golden State Warriors win last year's NBA title. "I just think he's a quality veteran player,'' Carlisle said.— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) February 22, 2016
Rick Carlisle said he thanked John Jenkins for his contributions and that he believes he'll be picked up by someone else pretty soon.— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) February 22, 2016
David Lee is expected to be in uniform for Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City.— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) February 22, 2016
Lee, 32, averaged 7.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 30 games for the Celtics, who are 33–24 and third in the Eastern Conference.
Dallas has had success reclaiming several veterans currently on its roster, and the 6'9" Lee provides depth behind Dirk Nowitzki and Zaza Pachulia in the post.
- Jeremy Woo