This is a Marc Berman article so I don't take it too seriously. He's had it in for Donnie and D'Antoni ever since they got rid of his "high-school love crush" Mebury.
Nate probably does feel disrespected. Donnie hasn't even made him an offer yet. That's pretty poor.
Lee shouldn't feel disrespected. He's been offered a reasonable deal but he still wants $10 mil per year.
SOURCE: NATE ROBINSON AND DAVID LEE FEEL 'DISRESPECTED'
By MARC BERMAN
July 17, 2009
Restricted free agents David Lee and Nate Robinson have spoken to each other during the July free-agency period and feel "disrespected" by the Knicks' lack of urgency in retaining their services, according to a source.
Perhaps Donnie Walsh can do something about it as he bolted the Las Vegas summer league for New York yesterday to hone in on his next moves, with the Carlos Boozer sweepstakes, Tim Thomas' free-agency, the Andre Miller situation and Lee/Robinson on his agenda.
The Knicks would love to arrange a three-team deal for Boozer, who has one year left on his pact, with Lee a pawn. Utah plans to match Portland's offer sheet for Paul Millsap, which would leave the Trail Blazers cap room to snag Lee in a three-team deal. Utah is bent on unloading Boozer's contract.
Agent Arn Tellem said yesterday he is talking to several teams about Tim Thomas, including the Knicks. The signing would make most sense if Lee is not retained.
Walsh's biggest regret last season was trading Thomas for Larry Hughes at the trading deadline and he could be had for the $1.9 million veteran's minimum. Walsh is also exploring whether to offer Miller a one-year, $5.8 million mid-level offer.
As first reported by the Post, Lee's unresolved contract situation will keep him on the sideline during next week's USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas. Lee will travel to Las Vegas but will not take part in competition.
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This is just a piece of shut from Breman to start some fire around knicks and walsh. I hate when they say ''acording to a source'' witch may be the guy that rode the train with him in the morning. Did not said lee, nate or their agents or someone close to them said that. I think he try to make it look like it's the same with marbury situation. So far lee and even more nate kept quiet. Idont think they feel disrespected by knicks not breaking the bank for them. They know it's business and in the end it will get resolved one way or the other. They and their agents are lokking for as much they can get and walsh is doing a good job of not bidding against himself. Also lee knows that a S&T is not easy in his situation because of his BYC salary and he can't get more then 9-10mill from any other team. That's when walsh was smart when he said he is looking to work something out with lee at 4/32mill( I dont think it was an offer on the table more like some indication on what he is willing to do) scaring teams away to tied up their cap and knicks matching. I also think knicks will sign lee as long as he is still marketable(around 8-9mill)
Oh snap Lee, you feel disrespected? How about learning how to play DEFENSE before you start talking about how you should be respected? Hey Nate? It's great that you can jump over Dwight Howard (albeit while, you know, pushing off his back), but can you please learn how to pass the damned ball and listen to Mike D'Antoni before you whine?
I have my doubts about this being real in the first place, but...heh.
And fans should feel disrespected for N8 playing like he's in a constant state of premature ejaculation; and Lee for raping the franchise out of Mayo to then pull a Benedict-Arnold and be oh so cool with playing for whoever can pay him the finest dollar.