We finally have some clarity on the draft picks involved in the three way deal:
Under terms of the deal announced Tuesday, the Grizzlies get Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick from Boston. The Celtics get Bayless and also receive forward Ryan Gomes from Oklahoma City. The Thunder receive a conditional 2017 second-round draft pick from Memphis.
Boston had pursued Bayless in previous seasons.
The Grizzlies, with nearly $7.5 million left of a trade exception they created in January 2013 by dealing Rudy Gay to Toronto, can use that exception to absorb Lee’s contract, which runs for two more seasons at slightly more than $11 million after this season.
My OCD wouldn’t let me rest until I learned why OKC was involved.
Gomes was waived seconds after the trade was made official. Bayless will wear #11.