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Source: Celtics first to contact Lee

Jeff Goodman of WEEI.com and FoxSports.com has learned from a source familiar with the situation that Celtics [1] general manager Danny Ainge was first to contact free agent forward David Lee [2] once the NBA free agency began after midnight Wednesday night. The 6-foot-9 Lee, 27, played in all 81 regular season games for the New York Knicks [3] last season, averaging 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. It was Lee’s best season, having averaged 13 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest throughout his five-year pro career. He has played in 81 games in each of the last three seasons. For more see the Celtics team page by going to weei.com/celtics. [4]