Celtics get Lee
The Celtics made another move on Thursday acquiring swing man Courtney Lee from the Houston Rockets in a sign and trade deal. Boston sends a second round pick, second year guard JaJuan Johnson and second year forward E’Twaun Moore to Houston.
Lee is essentially Ray Allen’s replacement and he bolsters the Celtics bench. He averaged 11.3 points per game for Houston and is a strong three point shooter.
The Celtics bench is now looking strong heading into the 2012-2013 season. When the team is in full health Lee, Jason Terry, Jared Sullinger and Jeff Green are expected to come off the bench for Boston.
Light to ESPN
Another former Patriots great is making his way to television after retiring. Following in the footsteps of former Patriots teammates Rodney Harrisson and Tedy Bruschi, recently retired offensive tackle Matt Light has agreed to join ESPN as an NFL analyst. Bruschi is also employed by ESPN while Harrisson is an analyst for NBC.
Light spent 11 years in New England winning three Super Bowls while protecting Tom Brady’s blind side.
If Light’s reaction to the deal is an indication of how he is going to be on television, we could be in for a treat.
Light said, “I’m really looking forward to joining the ESPN family and getting a chance to see the game from a different side. I’m obviously depending on my rugged good looks and ability to avoid run-on sentences to succeed in this new role.”
Gay files suit
Former Patriots defensive back Randall Gay is one of 18 plaintiffs in a new law suit filed against the NFL accusing the league of failing to protect its players against concussions.
Gay was cut by the New Orleans Saints in the 2011 offseason after missing 12 games in 2010 due to concussions, he played for the Patriots from 2004-2007 playing in a pair of Super Bowls, he then played for New Orleans from 2008-2010.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru