Lee and Robinson are wildly overrated right now because of the pace of the Knicks offensive system and the fact that many people don’t fully appreciate that neither can play any defense at all. IMO, they would make excellent trade bait right now while their value is high.
People love Lee because of his rebounding.
Did anyone notice that with Lee out, a seemingly weak rebounder like Chandler was able to get 12 rebounds?
Several other Knicks also helped pick up the slack. Without their best rebounder, the Knicks outrebounded the Magic by 9.
Rebounding is obviously a critical part of winning, but in my opinion it’s probably the most fungible skill in all of basketball. Virtually every player on a team can up his rebounding productivity and make up most of the difference if the best rebounder goes down unless he's freakishly good rebounder like Rodman.
Rebounding is overvalued on an “individual basis” despite being extremely important on a “team basis”.
Walsh did a great job to get rid of some overrated players with bad contracts. Let’s just hope he doesn’t screw it up by resigning two overrated current players to very big contracts. Neither Lee or Robinson is worth a dime over 5-6 million. They would be role players coming off the bench on any really good team.