NBA Free Agency Watch: David Lee’s Top Three Destinations

May 24th, 2010 by Dr. Trade Leave a reply »
In a summer that promises to make a lot of players a lot of money, no free agent seems poised to lose more than David Lee.

That of course is quite unfortunate for this high-energy rebounding machine.  Lee really has done more than just endear himself to the Knicks faithful; his hustle has been the one consistent good memory throughout the past five seasons of basketball purgatory.

Lee's numbers have flourished in Mike D'Antoni's system, as he became a legitimate "20 and 10" power forward this season. 

Yet, Lee is not a complete player: He's slightly undersized, he is not a very good defender, and it is unclear whether he can carry a front line offensively, rather than just thriving off garbage buckets and fast breaks.

This means that Lee can't expect to book the kind of paycheck that a Carlos Boozer or Chris Bosh is looking for.  Lee wasn't able to find a lucrative deal last year either, as nobody—including the Knicks—wanted to commit the money that they had been reserving for the LeBron/Wade sweepstakes.

Lee will again struggle with being an afterthought this summer. ...

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