Lee says he turned down more money to join Celtics

Updated: September 30, 2012, 3:36 PM ET
Associated Press

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Courtney Lee says he turned down more money to join the Boston Celtics.

The guard said Sunday he came to Boston from Houston after a sign-and-trade deal because of "the core group of guys they had here."

"The expectations every year for this team is to win big and that's one thing I want to do is win big," he said. "Speaking with (Rajon) Rondo during the whole free agency period, he had the same goals that I had in mind -- we want to win big, get to the championship ...

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