I'm a big fan of efficient scoring. Lee gives us that in spades, but even I am just about ready to throw in the towel on him. It's getting a little too painful to watch whoever he's guarding turn into an all star overnight. Plus, he doesn't even help well when someone else gets beat. If it was Yao or Howard abusing him, well there's not much you can do about that because he's really a PF playing out of position. But it's everyone! And some of these guys are not even much bigger than him. They go right past or around him like he's nailed to the floor.
There aren't good stats out there for defense, but I've been trying to find some "objective" measurement of his defense. One thing I noticed was that his "Adjusted +/-" (which takes into account that the Knicks are bad and who was on the floor with him) is horrible and had been bad for several years. Since we know he scores effectively and can rebound, that must be telling us how horrid he is defensively that the Knicks do better when he's OFF THE FLOOR!!!!!
There's no way he's getting 12M as a free agent. Every team in the NBA knows he can't place "D" a lick.
(stats available at 82games)