KNICKS: Double-take: Lee fits into sy...

KNICKS: Double-take: Lee fits into system after all

There are 12 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 16, 2009, titled KNICKS: Double-take: Lee fits into system after all. In it, Newsday reports that:

The detractors kept saying David Lee wouldn't fit in the system. They kept saying he wasn't the type of player who could flourish in Mike D'Antoni 's up-tempo attack.

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Uncle See-saw

Westport, CT

#1 Jan 16, 2009
In my opinion the Knicks got to find a way to keep Lee. Since his rookie season it seems every year he returns to training camp with a new demension to his game or improves in one area or another. No he is not a good defender and probably will never be a great defensive player but i think that critics have thrown the fact out there enough that improving his defensive skills will be the next thing on his to-do list. An important thing about Lee is he seems to be a very smart and inteligent player to go along with his blue collar work ethic. That goes a long way in this league. I see so many players in this league with tons of physical talent but have corn flakes for brains. I dont think Donnie will give him 10 mil but I do think he's worth 6-8 mil without doubt. He's often compared to the Andris Beindris contract which was 10 mil over for 4-5years or something. they clearly overpaid for him. 4 years ago i thought Lee would have been a career bench warmer. Isahia did'nt even activat him till a few weeks into his rookie season. I think he's still gona get a little better especially defensively and that 15ft jumper will become more consistant.Any thoughts?
jerry

United States

#2 Jan 16, 2009
Some guys don't care how many times you beat them down, don't care how much the sportswriters write you off, don't care how bad their record is. In their mind they know, they know that they are going to overcome, one game at a time, each and every game they are going to give their all. They inspire by effort, the Larry Birds, the Tim Duncans, the David Lee's. He just keeps his nose to the grindstone and keeps trying to improve. He overcomes mostly by will, not incredible talent. The thing that very few coaches seem to get. That a good mind can overcome any obstacle, there is no mountain too high, there is no river too wide, hey that's a song. They just keep chipping away and inspire the fans, the team and themselves with their conquering will. David Lee is the cornerstone of the Knicks, not Lebron, not anyone else, he is what true New York fans love, the guy that can overcome is limitations and have a great attitude all along. The Knicks will be lucky to get him for 10 million and even luckier to keep him. With the pickup of Wade in 2010 and a true shotblocker the Knicks will have all they need. Dorsey is another guy with similar talents to Lee, same will same desire, they should look into picking him up in a trade before Houston starts playing him. He can block shots as well and has an enforcer type mentality like Ben Wallace, similar build and nastiness. Then pick up Thabeet in the draft and we're set, strong minds, strong game = Championship.
Tiffany

United States

#3 Jan 16, 2009
they better keep david lee,hes has madd playing skills.the knicks need them skills
Go Get the Horses

Boston, MA

#4 Jan 16, 2009
They better not trade him. I was at the Garden for their game on Wed… You don’t realize how silky smooth he is (I know they were playing the Wizards but the do have some decent Bigs) At this point in his career he is better than Charles Oakley (Minus the diving for balls and sacrificing his body like the oak man did) though I feel if the Knicks were ever in the playoffs he'd do the same. Give Lee a contract extension, now.
Tiffany

United States

#5 Jan 16, 2009
we all know how smoove david is.
chris duhon
wilson chandler
quentin richardson
david lee
nate robinson
those are the top 5 best players on the knicks
New Yorker in Florida

United States

#6 Jan 16, 2009
The more you see how determined David Lee is to improve the more you wonder why is he still on the Knicks.
They have made decisions for several years now that contradict having this guy stay on the team. To the point where you just figured they would find a way to give him away for much less than what he is worth. But somehow - he is still a Knick. We can hope that they keep him.
I hope that the bullspit about him not fitting in the "new system" was the last big bullet to dodge. Now just sign him to a decent extension. He seems to like New York despite the fact the team has been so poor during his time here.
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#7 Jan 16, 2009
david lee should win some kind of reward,he plays too good
phill

New York, NY

#8 Jan 16, 2009
David Lee this - David Lee that - David Lee is a BUM!!!! He will always be a liability on the defence PERIOD!! He puts up big numbers yeah, But at the same time gives up more on the other end... It's the color that has everybody blind folded.. We real NEW YORK fans see the light.. HE'S A BUMM!!!!! If we can get back a Brad Miller, Marcus Camby or a Kenyon Martin -- Go for it!!! In 2010 we'll have enough money for a REAL "big man" with enough money to buy "2" SUPERSTARS!!! If we give him money, we'll be in trouble... WADE & BOSH, LABRON & STOUDIMIER or McGRADY & ??... ANYTHING'S better than keeping that "BUMM" around to kill our salary cap!!!
Joey

West Babylon, NY

#9 Jan 16, 2009
Tiffany wrote:
david lee should win some kind of reward,he plays too good
His paycheck is his reward!!!
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#10 Jan 16, 2009
no hes not
Scott

Northumberland, PA

#11 Jan 16, 2009
"So much for the naysayers."

Yup.

David Lee is a beast.
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#12 Jan 16, 2009
yeah,hes a beast on the court,just like quentin,chris,and wilson

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