We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Memphis.
Bayless is a streaky scorer, and when he goes cold, he goes ice cold. He had struggled all season with his shot, and even though had progressed lately, was still shooting well below his career norms at 37.5% from the field and 28.8% from the 3-point line. Lee is a 6’5 shooting guard, shooting 49% from the field and 44% from beyond the arc. He is also currently under contract for the next two season for $5.4 million and $5.675 million respectively.
My initial reaction is that the Grizzlies improved their ability to score the ball from beyond the arc, but they also added a $11 million over the next two years, assuming they don’t absorb it with their trade exception. If they do, then the salary isn’t that hard to stomach, not so much as the extra minutes that will be given to Nick Calathes will be.
I wanted to share reaction about the Lee/Bayless trade from bloggers in Memphis. They agree that Courtney Lee fills a big need on their team. They also have much respect for Jerryd Bayless.
73% of fans on that site approve of the trade. What do you think?