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Memphis Grizzlies: Grading The Courtney Lee Trade

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Feb 11, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee (5) dribbles the ball around Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) at FedExForum. The Grizzlies won 92-89. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

On Jan. 5, the Memphis Grizzles decided to trade guard  Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics for shooting guard Courtney Lee. This move came a month after one of their top 3-pointer shooters, Quincy Pondexter, was declared out for the season with a foot injury. In the month between Pondexter’s absence and Lee’s arrival, the Grizzles went a mediocre 6-8 and started falling out of the Western Conference playoff race.  Let’s give out some letter grades for this transaction.

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