I was wondering.
What if Nate and Lee decide to sign for cheap and stay with the knicks. Let's throw some "semi" realistic numbers and say Nate 3mil a year and Lee 5 mil a year.
Do we keep them?
We are getting some productive guys that fit D'antoni's system for a real good price. Having Nate has a sixth man for 3mil is a steal. Having Double Double Lee at 5 mil is even a bigger steal. We could still sign one of those Big FAs, and hope Gallo becomes a 2nd or even a first option. We could draft lawson for our PG. We will just be missing a big man, but this could look like a definite play-off team and hopefully in another year a contender if we can find a shot-blocking center.
Do we still trade them?
This just make them even more valuable for any team out there. Championship teams way above the cap down to the crap teams way under. I could imagine LA going after nate like crazy. I could imagine the Grizzles going after both, and having Mayo and Gay on that team could push them back into the playoffs. There could be that small small possibility that we could dump one of them with Curry's and Jefferies' contract.
What do you think?