NBA Free Agency 2012: Celtics In Pursuit Of Courtney Lee

The shooting guard postion has been a weakness of the Chicago Bulls for years, and the team has long been linked in rumors to Houston Rockets guard Courtney Lee. The sharpshooter has been traded twice in his career, but now he's a free agent and is being coveted by various teams around the league. The Bulls are included in that group, although the team likely will not have enough money under the luxury tax to sign Lee outright.

Chicago still may pursue him, but they will have competition. Among those teams is the Boston Celtics, who, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, met with Lee after losing Ray Allen to the Miami Heat. Lee averaged 11.4 points per game for the Rockets last season and made 40 percent of his threes.

According to Stein, other teams interested in Lee include the Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.

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