I've been keeping my eye on David Lee for a bit. He has yet to be picked up by anyone, and has not been resigned by the Knicks. This article from AOL Fanhouse (via SBN) stated the following: "Nothing is done yet, but we're talking,'' Lee's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Tuesday in an interview with FanHouse about his client. "There are still some sign-and-trade scenarios that are being discussed or going back to the Knicks.'' And later, A source close to the situation said Lee has no interest in returning to the Knicks for an amount equal to his $2.7 million qualifying offer. In order to get Lee, who averaged 16.0 points and 11.7 rebounds last season, into training camp on time, New York would need to offer a one-year deal worth a good bit more. Lee is 26 years old, last year made $1,788,033, shot 54% from the field, 75% from the line, averaged 11.8 boards, 2.1 assists, and 16 points per game. Should we be ineterested? A one year deal for a few expiring contracts? Your thoughts, please.
Update: Knicks give Lee one-year, $7 million deal. (via Yahoo Sports, 9/24/09)