As of tomorrow, NBA teams can trade many of the free agents that were signed in the offseason. So rumor season is about to heat up big time. Here's your first Celtics related rumor.
In terms of those 108 offseason signees who become trade-eligible Saturday, at least three names are coming up repeatedly on the personnel grapevine: Indiana's D.J. Augustin, Phoenix's Michael Beasley and Boston's Courtney Lee. There's a reason for that, though: All three are seriously struggling.
Lee has struggled at times and the Celtics expect to get Avery Bradley back shortly. So there's really no surprise that his name would come up.
Still, it seems a bit early to make a judgement on Lee's fit here in Boston.