The question is, how much do we sign that cheque for?
If Donnie plans on making a trade, he will have already decided the amount & been on the phone to make sure the money numbers match as fittingly as possible.
My suggestion was that we pay Lee $8-9m/year for 5 years (approx $42m total) & then trade both him and Harrington to Toronto for Chris Bosh.
The main point being that the salaries match almost to the dollar. Donnie is famous for being shrewd & direct & will no doubt have a number of alternatives for marketing almost every player on the roster. The thing is, now is the very best time to trade either N8, Harrington & or Lee.
The re-signing contracts of Nate & Lee are going to be very interesting to see unfold this off-season. Whether or not Harrington is traded is another topic of interest.
In fact, the vast majority of the team could well be playing in Bosnia next year for all we know. Everybody bar Curry, Jeffries, Chandler, Gallinari, Duhon & Q Rich are (imo) sporting big question marks above their heads.
Obviously, David Lee is the player to watch in the off-season.
Will Donnie pay him too much to get burned on D?
Will Lee accept a low(ish) pay packet?
Will he be traded for the greater good?
****ing beats me!!!!!!!!??????
Either way I'll remain a fan.