“We really target players who we think will fit in well here over time,” Morey said. “When we got our first chance to acquire him, we were fairly aggressive to get that done. He’s very versatile.”
The Rockets envisioned the 6-8 Ariza developing into a dependable scoring threat on the wing. He averaged a career-high 14.9 points in 72 games last season, but shot 39.4 percent from the field and 33.4 percent from 3-point range.
Lee, acquired from Orlando on draft night in 2009 in the Vince Carter deal, averaged 12.5 points in 71 games for the Nets last season, including 66 starts. He shot 43.6 percent from the field last season and will likely back up shooting guard Kevin Martin with the Rockets.
AP Sports Writers Chris Duncan in Houston and Tom Canavan in Albany, N.Y., contributed to this report.
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