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    Default Pay David Lee!

    David Lee deserves to be paid, the only consistent Knick player in the last few years, who actually played his ass off. The Knicks organization, from James Dolan to Isiah to Walsh to No-D'Antoni, has paid off so many people and players for doing NOTHING: Alan Houston - 100 Million Dollars (worth it?), Anushka Brown (11Million Dollars), Larry Brown (10 Million for 1 year's coaching), Jerome James (15 Million for playing 5 minutes), Stephon Marbury (21Million for not playing), the list goes on.

    Finally, a player who represents everything the Knicks are about, hustle and determination and spirit, and now it looks like we can't afford to pay David Lee 2-3 million more than he might be worth. Most folks agree David Lee is worth 6-8 Million per year, that's what Mgmt has paid other players who have done NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING. David Lee brings to the table more than just his remarkable stats, he brings team play, he works well with all the current Knicks, and he deserves to be paid for what he's done the past 3 years, and to reward him with a contract. DAVID LEE DESERVES TO BE PAID! HE DESERVES TO BE A KNICKS PAST 2010, AND KNICK FANS DESERVE TO HAVE A WINNER SUCH AS DAVID LEE.

    Finally, when David Lee's day has come to collect, the Knicks are going to say "we can't afford your great play?" GIVE ME A F*CKING BREAK!

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    Originally Posted by CoolClyde
    now it looks like we can't afford to pay David Lee 2-3 million more than he might be worth.

    DAVID LEE DESERVES TO BE PAID!

    when David Lee's day has come to collect, the Knicks are going to say "we can't afford your great play?" GIVE ME A F*CKING BREAK!
    the title should be changed to "Overpay David Lee!"

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    i definately co-sign on this post.... great post.... finally we have a guy that consistantly produces and we are willing to just let him get away.... you in the past few years no one has been a consistant double double guy like david lee that plays with the selfless passion that he plays with.... he loves new york and new york loves him... why let a young talented player thats gets better and better every year get away
    there is no guarentee we are gunna get lebron so why trade him away for cap... instead use players like nate to help clear up space
    if you can get a true center lee's production will only go up because he will finally be able to play his true position PF rather than being undersized every single night
    pay the man and surround him with the best team possible through drafting players with talent and free agency


    imagine if we trade up in the draft this year and get a guy like monroe ... and then instead of gettting two stars we only get lebron and a lesser star
    then you look at
    duhon
    lebron
    chandler/gallinari
    lee
    monroe

    id definately take it... thats a non selfish all around ball club

    pay lee
    its the right move

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    Originally Posted by rollingstone
    the title should be changed to "Overpay David Lee!"
    Your name should be also changed to Rollingjoints

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    Originally Posted by DANUTZ39
    Your name should be also changed to Rollingjoints
    haha ill do that, but first ill go buy me 39 Donuts

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    i want David Lee signed to a long term contract, but i wouldnt pay 10 mill a season for him cause he's not worth that much

    i also dont like that Walsh may not want to do anything till 2010 i feel like were a few players away from championship contention we have a nice young core that will be the heart of this team in Chandler, Lee, Nate, and Gallo

    this years draft pick will be a nice player who meshes well with our current team like a Greg Monroe or Hashim Thabeet or DeRozan or Jennings all players with sky high talent at postions we need, resign Harrington and sing just 1 superstar to bring it all together like a D-Wade, Bosh or Johnson surround him with the team of Lee and Harrington and developed Chandler, Nate and Gallo and you got youself the 2010/2011 NBA Champions

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    Default Keep DLEE

    I don't know why any Knick fan would not want David Lee to re-sign with the Knicks. Even if they think he is going be overpaid by a few million; in my opinion it's definitely worth it. This guy is the last true Knick player I've seen since the 90's. The guy plays with passion, heart, and hustle. That is where he earns that extra 2-3 million per year on his contract. SIGN HIM!

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    Originally Posted by DANUTZ39
    Your name should be also changed to Rollingjoints
    more like rollingstoned

    Lee has been great the only thing Lee has to really work on is his defense and he has to take more shot attempts.

    we should give him a 4 to 5 year deal worth 6-8 mil per year.

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    more like rollingstoned

    Lee has been great the only thing Lee has to really work on is his defense and he has to take more shot attempts.

    we should give him a 4 to 5 year deal worth 6-8 mil per year.
    hehe
    u come into a thread where the guy is saying we should pay Lee up to 11 mil and i disagree, u say im stoned, and yet u say yourself that we should pay 6-8 mil.. lolz, i think u are the one stoned

    If the guy wants to say 6-8 mil a year, i co-sign. 6 mil would be a steal imo, 8 mil about right.
    But what i read in CoolClyde's post is that D-Lee is worth 6-8 mil, but we should afford to overpay 2-3 mil. That's up to 11 mil a year for David Lee... If that is not big time overpaying, tell me.
    I dont see how it doesnt hurt our future. Lee would have to develop a lot to justify that.

    Lee is nice, but all i see him doing on defence is bend over, get ready to jump for rebound and hope other team misses. Sure he gets a lot of rebounds this way, because he's always ready to jump for them. But he sacrifices a lot of defence.
    Maybe that would change if he was full time PF, but watching him I get a feeling it's more of a mindset issue. He prefers to be in this "bent over/ready to jump for rebound" position all the time on D. Instead of doing it when the opponents shoot the ball.

    up to 11 mil deal is based on big time hopes that he develops a lot, and i dont see a reason to believe it.
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    Originally Posted by rollingstone
    hehe
    u come into a thread where the guy is saying we should pay Lee up to 11 mil and i disagree, u say im stoned, and yet u say yourself that we should pay 6-8 mil.. lolz, i think u are the one stoned

    If the guy wants to say 6-8 mil a year, i co-sign. 6 mil would be a steal imo, 8 mil about right.
    But what i read in CoolClyde's post is that D-Lee is worth 6-8 mil, but we should afford to overpay 2-3 mil. That's up to 11 mil a year for David Lee... If that is not big time overpaying, tell me.
    I dont see how it doesnt hurt our future. Lee would have to develop a lot to justify that.

    Lee is nice, but all i see him doing on defence is bend over, get ready to jump for rebound and hope other team misses. Sure he gets a lot of rebounds this way, because he's always ready to jump for them. But he sacrifices a lot of defence.
    Maybe that would change if he was full time PF, but watching him I get a feeling it's more of a mindset issue. He prefers to be in this "bent over/ready to jump for rebound" position all the time on D. Instead of doing it when the opponents shoot the ball.

    up to 11 mil deal is based on big time hopes that he develops a lot, and i dont see a reason to believe it.
    I agree with you then that he should definetly not be payed 11 mil a year. He is currently not that valuable. Potentially maybe We can sign a big time PF with money like that who can also provide defense. The main reason why I give Lee a max of 8 or 9 mil is because of his A+ work ethic. You can almost gurantee that any weakness in his game is going to be improved within a year or few years....so I expect his defense to improve and for Lee to average a block a game before we know it.

    Guys that work as hard as Lee deserve atleast what i offer. You get what your paying for a hard working rebounder who has great work ethic.

    His jump shot has improved and once he has that down the money will be worth it, no doubt in my mind.

    Give Lee a better jump shot and improved defense and he can be worth more than what I would pay him for.

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    more like rollingstoned

    Lee has been great the only thing Lee has to really work on is his defense and he has to take more shot attempts.
    i'd say he could also use a jump shot longer then 5ft... i like lee, but other then around the basket, he has NO shot...none...

    suprising too vu he is a pretty good from the charity line...

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    If we pay Lee what his Agent wants, then we run the risk of choosing Lee over an Amare or Chris Bosh.

    No Thanks.

    I love Lee's inspiring and passionate play, don't get me wrong, but he is not a cornerstone player to build around. He's not even a starter on a contending team.

    You guys are making out Lee to be some sort of Pau Gasol.

    Nope...

    He is a 6th man who's heart and hustle is shining here only because the Knicks are a bunch of lazy, overpriced, uninspired players.

    If Lee really really really wants to be a Knick, he'd take any deal the Knicks put on the table for the sake of 2010 and the "dreams" in the long run. But that's highly doubtful and almost mythical especially since he can make the same ballpark number on a established WINNING team.

    LEE is not going to be back in NY next year - it's almost a given guarantee.

    The Knicks are not going to run the risk of another losing decade for David Lee.

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    Originally Posted by CoolClyde
    David Lee deserves to be paid, the only consistent Knick player in the last few years, who actually played his ass off. The Knicks organization, from James Dolan to Isiah to Walsh to No-D'Antoni, has paid off so many people and players for doing NOTHING: Alan Houston - 100 Million Dollars (worth it?), Anushka Brown (11Million Dollars), Larry Brown (10 Million for 1 year's coaching), Jerome James (15 Million for playing 5 minutes), Stephon Marbury (21Million for not playing), the list goes on.

    Finally, a player who represents everything the Knicks are about, hustle and determination and spirit, and now it looks like we can't afford to pay David Lee 2-3 million more than he might be worth. Most folks agree David Lee is worth 6-8 Million per year, that's what Mgmt has paid other players who have done NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING. David Lee brings to the table more than just his remarkable stats, he brings team play, he works well with all the current Knicks, and he deserves to be paid for what he's done the past 3 years, and to reward him with a contract. DAVID LEE DESERVES TO BE PAID! HE DESERVES TO BE A KNICKS PAST 2010, AND KNICK FANS DESERVE TO HAVE A WINNER SUCH AS DAVID LEE.

    Finally, when David Lee's day has come to collect, the Knicks are going to say "we can't afford your great play?" GIVE ME A F*CKING BREAK!
    If the knicks will pay him or not remain to be seen but he's definetly worth the big raise

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