Grizzlies send Courtney Lee to Charlotte in 3-team deal

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies are sending swingman Courtney Lee to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for P.J. Hairston. The Grizzlies will also receive Chris Andersen from the Miami Heat, who will get guard Brian Roberts from Charlotte in the three-team deal.

The three teams confirmed the trade Tuesday night.

The addition of Lee will help bolster the Hornets' perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the season to a shoulder injury.

The Grizzlies get a look at Hairston, the second-year forward from North Carolina, and add a big man in Andersen to help frontcourt depth after losing Marc Gasol to injury.