BOSTON (AP) The Celtics have cut ties with forward David Lee.
Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge announced the team waived Lee on Friday. It comes a day after Ainge hinted at a buyout of the $15.4 million left on the 32-year-old's expiring contract.
It ends Lee's brief tenure in Boston that began after he came over in a trade with Golden State in July.
Lee started the season at power forward, but saw his playing time diminish over the first half of the year as Boston coach Brad Stevens opted to play smaller.
Lee's last appearance was Jan. 10. He didn't appear in Boston's final 18 games before the All-Star break.
In all Lee appeared in 30 games for the Celtics this season, with four starts.
He is averaging career-low 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds.
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