Knicks should trade David Lee

Knicks should trade David Lee

There are 18 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 25, 2008, titled Knicks should trade David Lee. In it, Newsday reports that:

Of all the scenarios dancing in Donnie Walsh's head leading up to Thursday night's NBA draft, the least popular one with Knicks fans would be trading David Lee.

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FIRE WALLY

Bronx, NY

#1 Jun 25, 2008
Trade David Lee for LeBron James
FIRE WALLY

Bronx, NY

#2 Jun 25, 2008
Then package Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph and get Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol back
McAdoo

Easton, PA

#3 Jun 25, 2008
Lee doesn't have the "skill set" to play for D' Antoni? Who does on this team really? And if D' Antoni thinks he's running and gunning with this team--in the East--he's in for a big surprise. A good coach tailors his system with the strengths and weaknesses of his players. That being said, I don't think they should trade Lee. The Knicks have enough of these seemingly "athletic" players like Renaldo Balkman, Jarod Jeffires, Quentin Richardson and look at what's that done.
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What they need to do is first and foremost is jettison the selfish, mercurial players such as Marbury and Zach Randolph. Secondly and thirdly, they need a point and a small forward that actually scores. What they don't need is to get rid of a guy that crashes the boards and is dependable like Lee.
Truth Teller

Glen Cove, NY

#4 Jun 25, 2008
Totally agree with getting rid of Lee.

Lee is the only player on this team that has any pure value based on talent other teams need. Everyone else can only be traded as another teams expiring contract or as exchanges in roster filler, as throwaways or to make contract values match so bigger trades can go through.

The Knicks need to take a step toward rebuilding this team, and as much as all Knick fans like Lee (for good reason) he has to be the place to start because again, he's the only one with any real value.

The Knicks are not looking to turn the current roster into a run and gun team. They're looking to gradually turn the roster over so that in 2-3 years, they can become that run and gun team.

3 years from now, if Walsh succeeds (not a sure thing by any means) there won't be a single player left from this current roster.
Jack

Estero, FL

#5 Jun 25, 2008
Keep Dreaming - What idiots would give away the #5 pick for David Lee - This column was a waste of bandwidth
Truth Teller

Glen Cove, NY

#6 Jun 25, 2008
Jack wrote:
Keep Dreaming - What idiots would give away the #5 pick for David Lee - This column was a waste of bandwidth
The Knicks would!

Oh, wait...that can't work. Nevermind.
asdfsfasf

Arlington Heights, IL

#7 Jun 25, 2008
Dude, ur not understanding what the trade would be... its David Lee and the number six pick to Memphis and the number five to New York
Truth Teller

Glen Cove, NY

#8 Jun 25, 2008
asdfsfasf wrote:
Dude, ur not understanding what the trade would be... its David Lee and the number six pick to Memphis and the number five to New York
No, it's not...It's Lee for the #5 pick so the Knicks would have both the #5 and #6 pick and then supposedly be able to move up with those two picks to deal.
RC the Bx

Westwood, NJ

#9 Jun 25, 2008
A resounding HELL NO!!!
He is the only player on the roster who rebounds on a consistent basis and is not afraid of mixing it up underneath.
If anybody needs to go it's Curry (no defense, poor rebounder for someone his size), Jeffries, Marbury, Jones, Rose, James and a combination of a player and draft picks for Zach Randolph.
Isiah Thomas has destroyed the team from the time he took over making ill advised trades and questionable free agent signings.
It's a good thing that he is no longer coaching or running the team, Walsh has quite a task rebuilding the team.
pverne

Washington, DC

#10 Jun 25, 2008
Some of you don't realize how risky it is to give up a person like David Lee for a draft pick. I don't make the deal unless we're getting more than a #5! The article assumes that the Knicks will seek to be a carbon copy of Phoenix. I hope D'Antoni has more capability to coach than that. If not, we'll be more entertaining than we were but forget championships.
martin

West Hempstead, NY

#11 Jun 25, 2008
Ken,
Donnie Walsh needs to aquire two top ten picks in tommorow's draft. The Knicks need so much, Joey Dorsey
would be a good second round selection.

This Draft has some really good players, the Knicks need to
be aggressive & load up on talent.
Paul Causey

West Hempstead, NY

#12 Jun 25, 2008
Donnie,
food for thought, Zach randolph to the Bulls for Larry Hughes.

or Zach randolph to the cavaliers for Wally Szerbiak.

Rebuild with youth, get extra draft picks & salary cap relief.
ALEX

El Cajon, CA

#13 Jun 26, 2008
If the Knicks trade Lee for that pick, I would take Westbrook and Brook Lopez with the 5th and 6th pick. Lopez is a real center that we need because Curry sucks at center and I heard Rusell is the best defender in the draft and we need defense in the perimeter. So it would not be that bad after all.
Jc In Dunedin FL

Tampa, FL

#14 Jun 26, 2008
pverne wrote:
Some of you don't realize how risky it is to give up a person like David Lee for a draft pick. I don't make the deal unless we're getting more than a #5! The article assumes that the Knicks will seek to be a carbon copy of Phoenix. I hope D'Antoni has more capability to coach than that. If not, we'll be more entertaining than we were but forget championships.
Are you insane? He was the 30th pick overall a couple of years back. If you could trade away a car 3 years after you bought it and make money would you do it. Uh yeah. The 2 picks or the 1 pick say # 3 and make an OJ Mayo or Russell Westbrook you do it. If you keep both you get a young talent for a guy who lets face has no outside game, can't guard his position, and has a limited low post game. The key is if the Knicks were close and had a Jordan and Pippen you can have a Rodman. A guy who just rebounds and starts the break but can't score, but if your them you don't have that luxury. I kind of hope they take Gallinari. Id like a European player that has some skills offensive and defensive. He is not a Frederick Weiss. God, im not iWeiss and I stink. Anyone think I would be out of line by saying that Weiss is the worst draft choice of all time. He was horrible because he never should have left Europe for a day, he wasn't good there, and they passed up Ron Artest. Think of how much better they would have been had they drafted him. The world will never know.
derek

Cleveland, OH

#15 Jun 26, 2008
the celtics had the 3rd and 6th picks in the draft one year, and they still continued losing. I'd keep the known quantity
HarleyRider

Colnbrook, UK

#16 Jun 26, 2008
D'Antoni likes to run, but you can't run unless you can rebound. It all starts there, on the defensive boards. Our problem is that no one wants any part of our sad sack of "athletes", and for good reason.
Andy

Wanniassa, Australia

#17 Jun 27, 2008
If they trade D Lee i will be a very angry boy
Brandon

Norwich, NY

#18 Jun 29, 2008
I really do not want to get rid of david lee...i have been looking for a complaint area for the knicks.. a number to call to plead my case that it is a bad idea to trade that guy.. I mean he was the MVP of the rookie sophmore game...he is a starting PF that should get 30-35 minutes with us. He averages like a half a rebound for every minute he plays. Thats like 15-17 rebounds a game...not to mentio he is athletic and can run the floor better than z-bo...I man soo what he can not shoot the three...he is a beast and my favorite knick by far.

The rooster should play the point forward...just like Toni did for the bulls. Tall and lanky...I mean why put huim at the 4 spot..we have a solid guy there already..i mean if it is not brok do not fix it am I right?

Nate at point
Crawford at sg
Danilli at sf or atleast 6 or 7th man..with q rich starting

Lee at pf
and Curry at Center

I think z bo will be better off the bench replacing the often foal troubled curry..and relieving lee...

Marbury can also be in the gaurd roation if we do not cut him...

basically if LEE goes as a knick i could be a fan to which ever team gets him...probably not but...i would already be very angry with that walsh guy...and we probably will not get lebron anyways soo all this moving players is a waiste in my opinion....

There im done

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