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    The New York Knicks have decided against offering fan favorite David Lee a contract extension ahead of the October 31 deadline.


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    Oct 23, 2008 5:45 AM EST

    The New York Knicks have decided against offering fan favorite David Lee a contract extension ahead of the October 31 deadline, the New York Post is reporting. Lee will now become a restricted free agent after the 2008-2009 season, giving the Knicks the right to match any offer the forward may receive from any other team.
    Lee's agent Mark Bartlestein said he and Knick president Donnie Walsh spoke yesterday, and Walsh has decided against giving Lee a contract extension.
    "I don't anticipate getting something done," Bartlestein said. "As it stands, I don't think it will happen. Donnie is still in the evaluation process with this team. I think he understands David has great value in the league but is cautious to make a long-term commitment before he gets a feeling what direction his team is going."
    Walsh did not dispute Bartlestein's remarks but said he didn't want to make it official until Oct 31.
    The Knicks also will not give guard Nate Robinson a contract extension, according to the report.

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    makes sense. We don't know what we have in Dano until he plays a good amount of games.

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    Default Sad but has to be done

    It's sad because everyone likes Lee and he is a good player but the financial status of the team sucks so bad that this has to be done. Unless we can trade the over priced players on the bench like Q Rich and soon to be benched(Crawford), this move seems like the only possible move.

    Maybe Danillo can turn out to be a better PF....he should if he is half of what scouts say he is.

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    No big deal, we can match any offer he recieves in the offseason because we still have his draft rights.

    Also hes easier to trade this year without the extension.

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    Walsh doesnt want another allan houston situation

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    gotta do what you gotta do

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    if thats how the cookie crumbles, then so b it...
    david lee is not the knicks

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    Dolan too busy rite now give Isiah tomas and lary brown million

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    Originally Posted by Dirk
    Dolan too busy rite now give Isiah tomas and lary brown million
    jajajajaa.. sad but true that those two are getting their money instead of Lee.

    Lee must be kept but you can blame Walsh for the cap situation we're in.

    To be able to compete for the free agent class of 2010 and still keep Nate, Lee, Chandler and Gallinari, we must get rid of all the other players on this team first.

    and the, you still ask yourself.... How much of the cap will those 4 occupy by 2011, which along with whoever we target, how much will be left for the other 10 players the team needs?

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    Nyk Logo Good, we should wait

    i think the knicks are making a good move, we always rush into signing people we like and its hurt us in the past. if lee does well with dantoni's system then walsh will resign him.
    the question is what are we gonna do with randolph??

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    alright, well 5....8 same thing its still under 10

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    Default Sad day for D Lee and N8 the Gr8

    this is bad news. Lee and N8 are the 2 shining spots on this team, whether starting or coming off the bench. who knows is Walsh offered (their agents) an extension? I have a feeling both players will be offered major contracts by other teams, and then Walsh will be reluctant to match, because we're committed to dead wood like Jerome James $1million per minute contract. I say lose Q-Rich, Jared Jeffries, Malik Rose, Eddie Curry and maybe even Crawfish (he's kinda sucking in pre-ball). Both Lee and N8 will be stars, we're already seeing their potential coming to fruition under the tutelage of a real coach like D'ant. I can't believe coach had no say in this matter. This is what each player is capable of, with real minutes:
    DLee = 15 points, 10 rebounds per game
    N8 = 20 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds per game

    I'd like to see both players start and stay Knicks for life. They're only going to get better.... mark my words.


    This is all Isiah's fault, the dopehead.

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    so whats wrong with dope?

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    Originally Posted by CoolClyde
    this is bad news. Lee and N8 are the 2 shining spots on this team, whether starting or coming off the bench. who knows is Walsh offered (their agents) an extension? I have a feeling both players will be offered major contracts by other teams, and then Walsh will be reluctant to match, because we're committed to dead wood like Jerome James $1million per minute contract. I say lose Q-Rich, Jared Jeffries, Malik Rose, Eddie Curry and maybe even Crawfish (he's kinda sucking in pre-ball). Both Lee and N8 will be stars, we're already seeing their potential coming to fruition under the tutelage of a real coach like D'ant. I can't believe coach had no say in this matter. This is what each player is capable of, with real minutes:
    DLee = 15 points, 10 rebounds per game
    N8 = 20 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds per game

    I'd like to see both players start and stay Knicks for life. They're only going to get better.... mark my words.


    This is all Isiah's fault, the dopehead.

    I completly agree with everything you said and I to think the front office is making a big mistake again.You HAVE to sign your best players and come oct 31 if they are'nt signed then you might as well kiss them goodbye b/c another team will give them a HUGE contract.OUR FRONT OFFICE SUCKS!!!!

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    Originally Posted by richtree
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    The New York Knicks have decided against offering fan favorite David Lee a contract extension ahead of the October 31 deadline.

    an extention ... i give him points for his hustle, but he still can't hit anything other then a dunk... since we are going to sux for at least another year, package him with a curry/zach/burger-king james,jefferies,quich/mardy,crawford, (did i leave anyone out) and send him on his way...

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