Knicks won't move Lee as trade deadline looms

There are 14 comments on the Feb 19, 2009, Newsday story titled Knicks won't move Lee as trade deadline looms. In it, Newsday reports that:

David Lee walked off the Knicks practice court at the MSG Training Center here and met the usual throng of reporters.

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Anthony M

New Rochelle, NY

#1 Feb 19, 2009
If Walsh can dump Jerome James and not add a contract beyond 2010 then he deserves to be President-For-Life!

As for James being a useless player for D'Antoni, why are limiting James uselessness. I can't fathom any NBA team wanting him unless said team were in the National Buffet(eating) Association.
jys22

New York, NY

#2 Feb 19, 2009
If the Knicks aren't able to make a deal, at least they tried. The 'Isiah' days of taking on bad contracts are over. I'm glad we're not biting on lopsided deals in the other team's favor. But honestly, I usually hope that at least one minor deal could go down to move a contract- bad or expiring. The only way I would trade D-Lee or Nate if Curry's 'fat' contract was included.

“Let's go Yankees”

Since: Jul 08

Long Island

#3 Feb 19, 2009
I like Lee, and he could be a very useful player in the future. The problem is if we keep him, how much do we pay him?

This reminds me of the Alan Houston days, when they gave give 100M (80M more than he was worth) to stay, in fear of what other teams would offer him. that signing ws the beginning of the end.
jethro

Albany, NY

#4 Feb 19, 2009
Do not trade this guy!

“Wilma”

Since: Oct 07

Yonkers

#5 Feb 19, 2009
Los Mets....countdown to the Sept. collapse

Since: Jun 07

Oceanside, NY

#6 Feb 19, 2009
Malik Rose, Fat Jerome James & Tim Thomas gone?? Donnie Walsh, let me buy you lunch.
...and who is this Eddy Curry character you speak of?
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#7 Feb 19, 2009
Anthony M wrote:
If Walsh can dump Jerome James and not add a contract beyond 2010 then he deserves to be President-For-Life!

As for James being a useless player for D'Antoni, why are limiting James uselessness. I can't fathom any NBA team wanting him unless said team were in the National Buffet(eating) Association.
DONE!...

Jerome James, Tim Thomas, and Anthony Roberson were in trades for Larry Hughes and Chris Wilcox...
Keern

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Feb 19, 2009
HarleyRyder wrote:
I like Lee, and he could be a very useful player in the future. The problem is if we keep him, how much do we pay him?
This reminds me of the Alan Houston days, when they gave give 100M (80M more than he was worth) to stay, in fear of what other teams would offer him. that signing ws the beginning of the end.
Not similar at all. Lee is just starting his career - Houston was 30 with developing chronic knee problems. Lee cannot collect on a max contract -$10 million per season is the most he can get right now.
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#9 Feb 19, 2009
Anthony M wrote:
If Walsh can dump Jerome James and not add a contract beyond 2010 then he deserves to be President-For-Life!
As for James being a useless player for D'Antoni, why are limiting James uselessness. I can't fathom any NBA team wanting him unless said team were in the National Buffet(eating) Association.
NYStateOfMind wrote:
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DONE!...

Jerome James, Tim Thomas, and Anthony Roberson were in trades for Larry Hughes and Chris Wilcox...
Missed Malik Rose. He was traded for Chris Wilcox...
NYRfan

Stamford, CT

#10 Feb 19, 2009
ITS OFFICIAL!!!!

espnews just confirmed the Knicks got Larry Hughes for Tim Thomas and Jerome James.
Anthony M

New Rochelle, NY

#11 Feb 19, 2009
Imagine what Donnie could have done if he didn't have to erase all of Thomas's mistakes. How he managed to add talent for players rotting on the bench is beyond me.

It could be an interesting finish to the season if Walsh can fill the open roster spots with something other than a warm body. Even if he can't get anything more than warm bodies, Walsh still deserves an A+++
Keern

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Feb 19, 2009
NYRfan wrote:
ITS OFFICIAL!!!!
espnews just confirmed the Knicks got Larry Hughes for Tim Thomas and Jerome James.
Tim Thomas was starting to irritate me. He plays was too casually, turning the ball over and throwing up shots everytime he got the ball. See ya. I'll really miss Jerome James though. He coulda been a contender.
divine

Derby, NY

#13 Feb 19, 2009
i think the knicks should keep Lee and look for a big man in the middle, grab Amare now while you can. If not, get Camby back.
Rich

Killeen, TX

#14 Feb 20, 2009
Why is it that in every Newsday article, these writers must mention that both the Knicks and newsday itself are owned by Cablevision? Does anyone really give a damn?? Seriously. Every article mentions it. We all get it, now stop saying it!!!!!!!

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