Lee and Curry for Harrington is a little off....lets throw in Crawford and they throw in Jackson and lets rip them off SON! haha
That'll be crazy..unlikely as hell but CRAZY!!!
i would love steve jack to be on this team( no homo ), dude is a leader, similar to sprewell
You guy's are idiots. Let's throw them Lee for nothing and pick up Harrington who is just a softer more athletic version of Z-Bo? At least Z-Bo is willing to bang in the post and Rebound. The only part I like about this trade is getting rid of Crawford for Jackson. You guy's could have at least threw in a draft pick or two for the loss of Lee, a double-double night in and night out,a "Team" player and all around good guy/pro, and a fan favorite. When the national media is talking bright spots about the Knicks they talk about Coach D , Donnie Walsh, Nate, Lee, Chandler and when they talk about the bad it allways about Marbury, Isiah, Dolan...... do you guy's see those programs like ESPN, Inside the NBA anything other than MSG ( I love MSG but that is the only broadcast I can find where anyone says anything positive about Starbury) We need to sit tight and realize that were going to have to keep and eat most of these bad contracts if were ever going to dig out of the financial mess Isiah and Dolan put us in beacause NO ONE wants our garbage for their gold!
Chandler is gonna start over Lee at PF...although i would want Chanlder over O-Brick and have Lee start but we'll see what happens....i would love that trade for Steve Jackon and Harrigton...but thats unlikely i would parade in the streets if it happens though....i think Lee gets traded sometime this season for a really good player..or we trade him in the offseason....but Nate stays
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This means the Knicks can resign Lee for any amount over the cap...sorry. Knicks can give Lee more than any team in the NBA can.
Kblack, this is why Isiah Thomas is gone. So that we don't have a million huge contracts on this team. Lee won't be re-signed because that would put us in more debt. Unless we can get rid of Curry, Jamal, or Zach....Lee is gone. We can't afford any big free agents or make any moves for an all star type player if we signed Lee along with keeping those other 3 i mentioned.
Plus there's a mid-level and bi-annual exception that the Knicks have that wouldn't go against the cap.