Dear NBA GM’s: David Lee Belongs Near the Top of Your Summer Big Boards

June 11th, 2010 by Mike A Leave a reply »
Dear NBA GM's,

I'm not here to tell you that David Lee is better than Chris Bosh, Amar'e Stoudemire, or even Carlos Boozer, because he's not.

I'm not trying to tell you that David Lee deserves a maximum contract this summer, because he does not.

However, I am here to tell you one thing: If you do sign David Lee this summer, you won't regret it.

Lee has seen a lot in his first five years in the league:

Isiah Thomas' demolition of a once proud franchise.

Stephon Marbury and Eddy Curry making equally convincing pleas for the NBA's most selfish player.

A new set of teammates almost yearly on the never ending fire sale that has been the New York Knicks these last five years.

And three different coaches, with three very different philosophies.

Through all that, most players would have moaned and groaned their way out of town, not given 100 percent, or had a whole lot to tell the media.

But David Lee was not most players.

For five embarrassing, horrible, tough seasons Lee went in night in and night out and he gave it his all, which was often pretty damn g ...

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