Boston Celtics waive forward/center David Lee

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The Boston Celtics yesterday revealed they had waived veteran forward/center David Lee.

Lee joined the Eastern Conference franchise from 2014-15 NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors on July 27, 2015.

He began the season in the starting five at TD Garden but was demoted to the bench as the year went on.

"We thank David for his contributions to our organization and wish him nothing but the best in the future," president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement Friday.

Because he was waived before March 1, Lee will be playoff-eligible for any team, except his former franchise the Golden State Warriors.

Lee averaged 7.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 15.7 minutes per game during his 30 appearances in a Celtics uniform during the 2015-16 season.

Throughout his career, the 32-year-old has averaged 14.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in a journey that has seen him play for the New York Knicks, Warriors and Celtics.

During Golden State’s championship-winning run, Lee played 49 games in the regular season –starting four - and averaged 7.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18.4 minutes per game.

Lee will now be looking for another challenge to hopefully kick-start his career and recreate the form that made him a two-time All-Star. 

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