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Mon, 07/09/2012 - 4:28pm  

Lee: 'More than eight teams' in pursuit

ORLANDO -- Courtney Lee said that there are more than eight teams pursuing him including the Celtics and that his meeting with coach Doc Rivers on Saturday was productive.

"I wouldn’t know how to characterize [where things stand]. I have a great relationship with Doc from the first time I stepped on an NBA court," Lee said. "I would say our meeting went well. As far as characterizing where I’m at with the team, coach and player-wise we’re on the same page. It’s just my agent and their front office guys have to talk and work something out."

Because they are over the cap, the Celtics would have to work out a sign-and-trade deal for Lee. He's willing to be patient with the process.

"There was no verbal agreements, we’re just hearing each other out," Lee said. "They expressed their interest. I expressed my interest. It’s up to the front offices and my agent. They need to communicate and go from there."

Lee said the Celtics' track record was appealing.

"I want to win,"Lee said. "I got a taste of the playoffs and going to the finals my rookie year and I want to get back there. Everybody knows [the Celtics] record and what they’ve accomplished over the years especially with Doc and having KG and Paul [Pierce] and all those guys. That’s a team that I feel that will win and continue to win. That’s one factor in the decision."

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