David Lee Trade Rumor.

UPDATE: Tommy Dee at The Knicks Blog is reporting that Portland is getting aggressive in their pursuit of David Lee. They have no lack of young intriguing talent. If the Knicks swing a Lee trade, I hope Portland is involved in some way. Also, Walsh is proving his mettle, turning down the Denver deal and setting a floor on the Lee market. Any team that wants Lee will have to make a serious offer that beats Denver’s. Thanks to Virgil for pointing out Tommy Dee’s latest blog entry.

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Heri made a comment on the Curry Comeback blog that I think merits some discussion. Here is what he wrote:

Lee is a stud rebounding hard worker, you can’t continue to throw good talent away in the name of 2010 like we did Zack. You trade for equal or better value, or at least a draft pick.

There was a report on ESPN.com yesterday indicating that the Nuggets offered the Knicks two first round draft picks (one of which probably belongs to the Bobcats) and Chucky Atkins for David Lee. Word is that the Knicks rejected the offer, holding out for Linas Kleiza. I’m very tempted by this deal. The Knicks are rebuilding and first round draft picks, especially when one might be a lottery pick, are hard to come by. Not sure if I’d definitely pull the trigger, but I am intrigued. Holding out for Kleiza is odd to me as well since the Knicks would have to extend him this summer if they want to keep him, just like Lee.

The other major problem with this proposed trade is that it would leave the Knicks completely devastated up front unless Curry and Gallinari are ready to contribute, which is possible.

Discuss.

9 comments

  1. Virgil

    Personally I don’t know why we didn’t pull the trigger. I think the picks are important. Do we know if they were 09 or 10 picks. Either way we need to do it. Kleiza is nice but the picks are better.

  2. Virgil

    since its early and I have nothing to do I figured i would play with the trade machine. Tommy dee is talking portland and possible third team well socheck this out. three team trade Portland NY MEmphis
    NY gets jerryd or sergio portland gets lee and conley, mem gets outlaw.
    4 team add charlotte
    ny gets felton morrisson, darko and bayless/sergio (pickem) portland gets conley and lee, memp gets jeffries and outlaw, charlotte gets curry.
    That 4 team deal would be great for the knicks then they only have chandler and gallo and 09 pick on the books for 10, let nate and everyone else go

  3. Dan L

    I like the idea of adding Bayless or Rodriguez. It thins the Knicks out up front but Gallinari and Curry are coming back. If the Knicks can swing Darko as well that would be even better. I think this would be a good situation for him. He has the skills for this offense, plus he blocks shots and rebounds.

  4. Heri

    The best superstar a team can have is a drafted superstar. Two picks, one being a lotto shouldn’t be passed by. The best point to draft would be baby Pistol Pete, Spains point; Rubio. A pick is only as good as you draft it, no more Gallo mistakes.

  5. Virgil

    I agree heri we need to look into getting as many picks as possible and portland has some. Not sure if the charlotte pick is lotto protected but we need to get while the getting is good. Thanks Dan for the shout out. Love talking knicks

  6. Heri

    I would play Marbury till trading him or allowing his contract to expire, position myself to draft Rubio. I’d trade Lee, Gallo and Curry for Morrison, Mayo, Darko and pick. Don’t be short changed with Lee or anybody else, talk Mayo. I’d play four the rest of this season, if it meant having Mayo. LOL. Lee is a future and present buck of a force, hard working and to want him would be to also be willing to give up your best. He is our best!!!

  7. Heri

    Old Boston beavers seem to be slowing down a lot. They do need Marbury, apparently more than we do. Or do they?

  8. shawn

    THIS DEAL SOUNDS WAAAAY TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, TWO FIRST ROUNDERS AND CHUCKY ATKINS FOR LEE. THEY CAN DRAFT A REPLACEMENT FOR LEE (WHO IS GOOD BUT CANNOT PLAY DEFENSE WHATSOEVER) OR PACKAGE AND MOVE WAY UP TO GET RUBIO MAYBE. TWO FIRST ROUND PICKS PLUSS THERE OWN NUMBER 8 PICK, HUGE POSSIBILITIES FOR MAKING A THREE WAY DEAL.

  9. Mario(Go UNC + NY Knicks)

    I really think we should trade for t-mac and someone else on the rockets(big man, carl landry) – for possibly a future draft pick, eddy curry or jared jefferies, they would prolly take jared cuz he actually played this year LOL, and Larry Hughes. In the draft take stephen curry and if hes taken ty lawson or james johnson. These 3 are the best fits – ty and steph= pg and james=3 or 4 for our style of play. Curry could attract king james and tmac could be a sidekick but if not a placeholder until he comes. who knows maybe tmac will get back where he was with the magic. hes not working out with yao.
    possible lineup 2009: pg-stephen curry, sg-t-mac, sf-q-richordanilo(if healthy enuff),pf-wilson chandler, c-david lee(keep him its a must)

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