By late February, David Lee may be playing for his third team in the past eight months.
The Celtics plan to trade Lee by the Feb. 18 deadline, or buy him out, according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.
Through the Celtics' first 29 games, Lee averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds over 15.9 minutes per contest.
But he has not played in Boston's last 13 games.
“That’s more about, he’s been in the league a long time and that’s more out of just … I’m not going to put him in there for five minutes or four minutes at the end of a game,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens recently said. “He’s a really good player.
"The reason he hasn’t played is a style of play choice.”
The Warriors traded Lee to Boston in July to help the power forward find a team where he could enjoy a bigger role.
It hasn't worked out for the two-time All-Star.
“It’s a tough situation for him,” Stevens said. “He’s handling it like a pro.”