Knicks Donny Walsh to Sign Lee and Robinson to cheap contracts
Old 09-04-2009, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Knicks are expected to sign restricted free-agent David Lee to a one-year contract after the Labor Day weekend, according to officials familiar with the talks.

"We can't get a deal," Walsh said about a potential sign-and-trade for Lee.

League sources think the deal will fall between $6 million and $8 million range. The sides will exchange concrete proposals soon.

There is still an outside chance that the Knicks could be offered a player or players who the team likes just as much as Lee. But Walsh doesn't foresee that happening, which means the two sides will agree to a one-year contract.

Walsh said Nate Robinson is also likely to return on a one-year contract.
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Since it looks like Lee will sign a 1 year contract with the Knicks...

I'm thinking if Bosh chooses not to resign with the Raps, IMO it would be a great idea if Toronto tries to sign Lee at the end of next season. The Raps would be bringing in a player who can easily put up 15 & 10 numbers. It would also allow Bargs to move over to the 4 spot, which i believe is better suited to his skill set. I know it's still way early to be thinking about such a move but I'm just saying, it would be a good move no?
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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knicks making it so obvious of their 2010 plans, like i really don't want any big star players signing for them next year..
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Knicks are basically givingn everyone a slap in the face by putting the whole potential of their team into superstars that probably won't sdign with them!
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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David Lee Isn't Close to Signing Yet

Despite published reports to the contrary, sources close to David Lee are telling HOOPSWORLD that the free agent forward is not close to signing a one-year deal with the New York Knicks.

ESPN.com's Andy Marchand was told that Lee would be agreeing to a deal in the near future, but that wait may be longer than expected.

As Marchand mentioned, Lee is probably looking at a contract between $6 and $8 million. There aren't many viable suitors to sign the Florida-product at the moment and, as Knicks president Donnie Walsh has stated, a sign-and-trade is highly unlikely.

While the stalemate appears to be continuing, it's worth noting some reasons Lee was rumored to be seeking as much as eight figures per season.

In 2007-2008, Lee's rebounding rate was a respectable 17.5 as he played around 29 minutes per game. Last season, despite playing around five minutes more per contest, Lee's rebounding rate actually grew to 18.4 (he finished the year averaging 11.8 rpg).

His offense is even more intriguing. Lee averaged 16 ppg last season despite his laughably low usage rate (17.6). Unlike former Knicks power forward Zach Randolph (25.7 usg), Lee doesn't dominate the ball. That means his points generally don't come at the expense of his teammates'.

Lee has improved every season and appeared in 81 games each of the last two years. It may not happen this summer, but one day Lee should get the deal he's looking for.

And Where Does This Leave Nate Robinson?

Walsh recently told Frank Isola of the Daily News that things are, "moving along," with Nate Robinson's deal. Isola mentions that Robinson's one-year offer from the Knicks could be worth as much as $5 million.

That's not a bad deal; and Robinson should be eager to have a productive season. Even if things don't work out with the Knicks, a contract that small could easily be packaged before the trade deadline. There are teams out there that are interested in Robinson, but they just can't acquire him through free agency. Yes, the Knicks are trying to save money for next summer, but if LeBron James seems out of reach they might see what Robinson could bring in.

The holdup in Lee's deal, however, is probably a roadblock to completing Robinson's contract. It's hard to imagine the Knicks signing the latter without reaching some conclusion with the former.
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Knicks should be looking at a Marcus Banks for Lee sign & trade right about now.
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Knicks should be looking at a Marcus Banks for Lee sign & trade right about now.
I'd take a Banks for Millicic right about now!
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LMAO, looks just like your avatar. BTW, Milicic is better then POB.
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im extremely surprised Lee was pretty much passed over all summer long by every other team in the league. NY really F'ed him up because they said they'd match anyones offer, so no one really tried to get him... now he's stuck in limbo and will be lowballed by NY. if i were him, i'd hate NY right about now, but theres nothing he can really do about it.
NY is putting all their eggs in a basket for 2010, i really hope it blows up in their face and none of the big names signs with them.
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im extremely surprised Lee was pretty much passed over all summer long by every other team in the league. NY really F'ed him up because they said they'd match anyones offer, so no one really tried to get him... now he's stuck in limbo and will be lowballed by NY. if i were him, i'd hate NY right about now, but theres nothing he can really do about it.
NY is putting all their eggs in a basket for 2010, i really hope it blows up in their face and none of the big names signs with them.
If I were him I'd keep my dignity and not sign with NY and get a monster contract next year when no big names want to sign with the Knicks.
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knicks making it so obvious of their 2010 plans, like i really don't want any big star players signing for them next year..
new york fans are going to be pissed come this time next year. i also, don't understand why you are signing them to cheap contracts when they are only 1 year?
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new york fans are going to be pissed come this time next year. i also, don't understand why you are signing them to cheap contracts when they are only 1 year?
Donnie Walsh isn't the brightest bulb in the pack.
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