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Lee to Golden State

Posted on: July 8, 2010 10:43 pm
David Lee is headed to the Warriors in a sign-and-trade that sends Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike to the Knicks, a person with knowledge of the deal told Thursday night.

The deal was arranged prior to LeBron James' announcement and was contingent on James choosing a team other than the Knicks. Of course, he did, and the trade was finalized Thursday night. Lee gets a six-year, $80 million deal.
Category: NBA

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2010 12:00 am

Lee to Golden State

Warriors way over paid for him and lost a good young (but kinda dopey) PF in Randolph.  This move should make the Knicks more competitive this year and stick the Warriors with an albatross contract. I am a fan of Lee and think he will do well numerically in GS, but not a good contract at all.

Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:54 pm

Lee to Golden State

has been plagued by injury in his young career(mainly last year...9 games played) he has some talent on the court and the real story is David Lee wanted OUT. The knicks needed to get something out of him instead of letting him go scott free. They missed on lebron so they have to try to produce a "competitive" squad.

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:48 pm

Lee to Golden State

all three of these guys have potential and all three have injuries. randolph and azubiuke can be pretty exciting players if they can stay healthy and turiaf is BIG body with presence. smart move by the knicks. i really liked david lee, he played hard but 6 years 80mil is too much for him. nice deal even if it's just for cap space next season. i'm patient because they are finally on the right track.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:46 pm

More clowns at the Garden than the Circus

The net result of adding Stoudamire and losing Lee is negligble.  It is almost a wash and the Knicks are pathetic.  Walsh is an old washed up owner who doesnt have a clue about how to hire talent at any level (managment or players).  He was handed the Lebron sweepstakes on a silver platter and he blew it as well with Wade and Bosh.  He lost Jackson to the Lakers and he lost Riley to the Heat.  I don't think the worst player in fantasy basketball could have done a worse job in his position.  The clowns at the garden are no longer just the ones in the circus.

Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:33 pm

Lee to Golden State

Anthony Randolph is intruiging as hell. I liked Lee a lot, he was one of the few Knicks to give consistent effort the last few years and he put up great numbers in the system. Randolph could potentially be better, and he certainly will be a lot cheaper, at least short term, which leaves them in play for next years free agent haul. I think in a couple of years we will be wondering what the hell the Warriors were thinking instead of the other way around.

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:29 pm

Lee to Golden State

After Carmelo & Parker -
Who might be our "top 5" targets ???

Since: Jul 4, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:26 pm

Lee to Golden State

I think Turiaf is involved too.  The Knicks need quality rotational players and/or further young/cheap trade bait.  They could either add these guys into the rotation and feel ok about it, or they could deal them around the league for larger contracts.  Again, the Knicks have cap room to make uneven trades. 

Turiaf is a big body to play down low, although I think he's a another.  He's a Gonzaga guy that they may reunite with Ridnour, but he's a big that'll scrap, rebound, and D for you off the bench.  He makes 4 million this year and has a player option for 4.5 next season.  So, he's cheap labor and probably attractive as a trade piece.

Randolph is a SF, scorer, shooter, and a guy that Walsh supposedly has coveted.  He's very very cheap at 2 million a year, with a team option for next season.  So he's a very attractive trade piece or he's potentially a young building piece that can mature into a good player.

Azubuike is a SG that can score, but doesn't pass often.  The great thing about him is that he's an expiring contract of 3.4 million.  So he can come off the bench and score/shoot this season and then come off the cap with Curry to make more room for next summer, or he's a tremendous trade piece for the rest of this summer/season.

Bottom line is that it seems Walsh is reluctant to trade Gallinari, Chandler, and Douglas.  He knows these guys and wants to build with them.  So he's bringing in three capable young players with attractive, expiring or nearly expiring contracts.  They are an upgrade over the second round draft picks and Bill Walker coming off your bench.  But the bottom line is that I highly doubt we'll have all three of these guys on the roster by the season's start.  We'll deal them again and hopefully for Tony Parker.

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:23 pm

Lee to Golden State

Metgiantphan is right.  They are taking cheap contracts.  Azubuike's is expiring and they are doing what Miami did.  With Curry's contract coming off the books next year, they are trying to make a move so that Carmelo, who says he wants to come to the Knicks, and Parker can sign here.  I am glad they didn't get Monta because of his contract and because he is another Marbury; a score-first PG.  We do not need that after what we had to deal with when Cancerbury was here.  It is also proven score-first PG's are not winners.  We will have money next year with this move to get Carmelo and possibly Parker.  We still have room for a max deal and Curry coming off the books next summer will allow it to happen.

Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:22 pm

Lee to Golden State

Obviously David Lee was not going to stick around with Amar'e Stoudemire on board in NYC, so they do well to keep themselves free for a shot at Carmelo Anthony instead. It remains to be seen whether he will fill-in where LeBron James decided not to settle. Lee will do a good job in Golden State though, high-tempo offense and grabbing lots of boards will continue to be his M.O.

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:21 pm

Lee to Golden State

the knicks are trying to get some young guys on the team and for more cap room next season

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