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Golden State Warriors trade David Lee to Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace, AP source says

The Golden State Warriors' David Lee, right, dunks

The Golden State Warriors' David Lee, right, dunks next to the Toronto Raptors' Patrick Patterson (54) during the first half of a game Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Credit: AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez

OAKLAND, Calif. - A person with knowledge of the deal says the Golden State Warriors have agreed to trade former All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the trade can't become official until the moratorium on NBA business ends Thursday. ESPN first reported the agreement.

Lee injured his left hamstring in the final preseason game and his role diminished with the emergence of Draymond Green, the runner-up for defensive player of the year. The NBA champion Warriors have been looking to trade Lee this summer to limit the team's luxury tax hit next season.

Lee is due about $15.4 million in the final year of his contract.

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