Offers for Lee, Steph don't entice Kn...

Offers for Lee, Steph don't entice Knicks' Walsh

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 18, 2009, titled Offers for Lee, Steph don't entice Knicks' Walsh. In it, Newsday reports that:

With the trade deadline approaching tomorrow, David Lee has been the most requested Knicks player in calls fielded by Donnie Walsh.

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knix

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Feb 18, 2009
Do NOT trade Lee, Robinson or Chandler. This team will need a core of solid players when they go shopping in 2010. Along with Duhon and Danilo, that's five players. Maybe they hold onto Harrington. Add in this year's pick, and they've got something.
Christian

Deer Park, NY

#2 Feb 18, 2009
I agree 100% w/ knix, we need to keep Lee and Robinson, especially after lastnight's performance. Both need to be retained this summer too. We do need to make a trade, why not try and ship Marbury to the Kings for Brad Miller and John Salmons, and that would sure up the 2positions we are lacking 2guard and center. And maybe try and trade Roberson for Shaun Williams, cause we need a shot blocker. I think if we make these moves we'll def. be a playoff team. And cross our fingers in 2010, cause honestly i think we'll only be getting one star, and if not Lebron, we need to go after Joe Johnson.
All TheWay BackToConey

Riverhead, NY

#3 Feb 18, 2009
Hey with all those tattoos's Steph can work the fun house at Astroland.
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#4 Feb 18, 2009
I would have no issues if the Knicks would trade Lee and Robinson for a front line superstar...

I believe Chandler has shown he has the most basketball upside of the younger players. The more I watch Duhon, the more I see why Walsh wanted to sign him to the mid level exception. Need to see more of Gallinari before I can accurately comment...

This is the best I've seen the Knicks look in many seasons. Hopefully, this can only lead to better things in the next 3 seasons...
david

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Feb 18, 2009
If you want to sign two max players in 2010 (Lebron and Bosh) then you can't sign both Lee and Robinson. Still have to get rid of Curry! You can finally see the difference when Isiah is no longer running this team. Guarantee you he would have already traded for someone's overblown contracts already that would keep them over the cap for the next decade!!!
knix

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Feb 18, 2009
NYStateOfMind wrote:
I would have no issues if the Knicks would trade Lee and Robinson for a front line superstar...
I believe Chandler has shown he has the most basketball upside of the younger players. The more I watch Duhon, the more I see why Walsh wanted to sign him to the mid level exception. Need to see more of Gallinari before I can accurately comment...
This is the best I've seen the Knicks look in many seasons. Hopefully, this can only lead to better things in the next 3 seasons...
I agree on Chandler. The guy is a basketball player - not just a scorer, rebounder or defender. He plays to win, and if that means deferring some shots and focusing on defense or rebounding, he'll do whatever it takes.

You can say a lot of bad things about Isiah - a lot - but the guy knew how to draft, especially later in the first round.

Lee - 30th pick
Robinson - 21st pick
Chandler - 23rd pick

I would hope they don't need to trade for their high-priced player in 2010, but who knows? LeBron may resign in Cleveland - he probably will. And Toronto and Miami will determine whether Bosh and Wade will resign. If not, they will/should try to trade them rather than lose them outright.

Regardless, Lee and Robinson are pretty close to untouchable. If they're dealt, the superstar that arrives in return will have a shell of a team, and won't be able to do much by himself.
the blogfather

AOL

#7 Feb 18, 2009
All TheWay BackToConey wrote:
Hey with all those tattoos's Steph can work the fun house at Astroland.
astroland closed, for good, at the end of the past season. they've already begun the demolition work. some new entertainment complex is supposed to replace it,... and oh yeah there will be luxury condos, for sure.
progress, i guess.
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#8 Feb 18, 2009
knix wrote:
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I agree on Chandler. The guy is a basketball player - not just a scorer, rebounder or defender. He plays to win, and if that means deferring some shots and focusing on defense or rebounding, he'll do whatever it takes.

You can say a lot of bad things about Isiah - a lot - but the guy knew how to draft, especially later in the first round.

Lee - 30th pick
Robinson - 21st pick
Chandler - 23rd pick

I would hope they don't need to trade for their high-priced player in 2010, but who knows? LeBron may resign in Cleveland - he probably will. And Toronto and Miami will determine whether Bosh and Wade will resign. If not, they will/should try to trade them rather than lose them outright.

Regardless, Lee and Robinson are pretty close to untouchable. If they're dealt, the superstar that arrives in return will have a shell of a team, and won't be able to do much by himself.
We agree on Chandler. Enough said...

As for Isiah's ability to draft, for the 3 you mentioned, you also have these 3:

Channing Frye - Basically a journeyman player. No definitive skills that set him apart from other NBA bigs.

Renaldo Balkman - Thought to be the 2nd coming of Dennis Rodman. Another player with limited skills.

Mardy Collins - May not be in the league next year.

Nate Robinson has shown he's nothing more than a "system" pleyer who thrives in the up and down game. Doesn't have the ability to slow the game down which is imperative during the playoffs. His basketball IQ also has come into question more often than not...

David Lee is their most marketable player who is wanted by many teams. I still believe if you can bring in a front line player and David Lee is requested in a trade, the Knicks have to seriously consider making the deal. He's also a player that has limitations on the offensive side of the ball...
PalmBeach

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Feb 18, 2009
Knicks get better by tomorrow this time........
Amare & Nash
DLee

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Feb 18, 2009
NYStateOfMind wrote:
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We agree on Chandler. Enough said...
As for Isiah's ability to draft, for the 3 you mentioned, you also have these 3:
Channing Frye - Basically a journeyman player. No definitive skills that set him apart from other NBA bigs.
Renaldo Balkman - Thought to be the 2nd coming of Dennis Rodman. Another player with limited skills.
Mardy Collins - May not be in the league next year.
Nate Robinson has shown he's nothing more than a "system" pleyer who thrives in the up and down game. Doesn't have the ability to slow the game down which is imperative during the playoffs. His basketball IQ also has come into question more often than not...
David Lee is their most marketable player who is wanted by many teams. I still believe if you can bring in a front line player and David Lee is requested in a trade, the Knicks have to seriously consider making the deal. He's also a player that has limitations on the offensive side of the ball...
I think Robinson has shown tremendous growth as a player. In the half court set yesterday, he shook off his man and calmly hit a jumper (he's got a steadily improving outside shot). Then, he broke his man off the dribble, which he can do virtually every time, and took it to the basket and finished over Duncan. He also did about as solid a job as one can do staying in front of Tony Parker, even drawing a charge. This guy is turning into an all-around player.

Lee also continues to develop - he's starting to hit the medium-range shot with more confidence. And his work ethic and basketball IQ are extremely high.

It's easy to point to any player in D'Antoni's system and say his numbers are inflated. All scorers will benefit. But these two have developed into very solid players, and I wouldn't be as willing to part with them as you.
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#11 Feb 18, 2009
DLee wrote:
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I think Robinson has shown tremendous growth as a player. In the half court set yesterday, he shook off his man and calmly hit a jumper (he's got a steadily improving outside shot). Then, he broke his man off the dribble, which he can do virtually every time, and took it to the basket and finished over Duncan. He also did about as solid a job as one can do staying in front of Tony Parker, even drawing a charge. This guy is turning into an all-around player.
That's fine for 1 game. Robinson has to show this consistently. There's not any body of work that supports him to be an improved player. I'm not convinced when it comes to the playoffs he won't revert to his low basketball IQ tendencies. Let's look a his progress in April...
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DLee wrote:
<quoted text>Lee also continues to develop - he's starting to hit the medium-range shot with more confidence. And his work ethic and basketball IQ are extremely high.
Yes, David Lee has an improved jump shot from 10 feet out. I still maintain if you can get a proven front line star, the return will be better than keeping him. I don't see paying a max contract for David Lee. He's certainly a solid player and can make a good established team better...

Just not the Knicks...
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DLee wrote:
<quoted text>It's easy to point to any player in D'Antoni's system and say his numbers are inflated. All scorers will benefit. But these two have developed into very solid players, and I wouldn't be as willing to part with them as you.
If you can get an established star for both Lee and Robinson, it's in the best interest of the Knicks to do so. I just don't see both players being the integral parts of a championship team...
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#12 Feb 18, 2009
they better not touch david lee,they will be stupid to trade away their best rebounder,they already made a stupid mistake by trading jamal
joey

Henderson, NV

#13 Feb 18, 2009
why don't we resign both nate and david lee, all we realy need is one big time free agent. becuause what are the chances of getting 2 not that good, and if we don't get lebron, and we get someone like bosh joe jonson, we will be nothing more then a playoff team. those 2 guys=playoffs lebron= championship,
Tiffany

United States

#14 Feb 18, 2009
WE DONT NEED LEBRON"ball hog"JAMES,we have chris duhon,a soild,fast,scoring,and sexy point guard
david

Bronx, NY

#15 Feb 19, 2009
Alan,
It's reported that the Wizards are intrested in Jared Jeffries,

Why not a Jared Jeffries for Mike James trade?

I would also look to move Nate Robinson somewhere.

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