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Warriors, Knicks talking Randolph for Lee swap?

Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:42 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2010 7:43 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times reports the Warriors and Knicks are potentially close to a deal that would send David Lee to Golden State and Anthony Randolph to New York via a sign-and-trade.

The rumored deal would send Randolph plus "a few other pieces." The hangup? LeBron James. According to Thompson, if LeBron decides to go anywhere but New York, the trade has potential. Otherwise, it might die. If LeBron decides to go to New York, in order to make room for his max contract, the Knicks would have to drop Lee to free up the cap space. That would end the sign-and-trade possibility and GSW's shot at Lee. But if LeBron doesn’t go to New York, then the Warriors are in play.

As for what Lee might get, Thompson said the Warriors won't offer Lee a max deal, but GSW's ceiling is a six-year contract starting somewhere around $13 million.

Thompson also said three other teams have offers on the table for a sign-and-trade with Lee, but that's just if LeBron opts to play somewhere other than New York.


Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 2:16 pm

Warriors, Knicks talking Randolph for Lee swap?

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lee is a FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEAKING DAMN GOOD player, that has proven himself!!!!! Randolph is ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSSS HURT & plays out of control a LOTTTTT!!!!

Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:28 pm

Warriors, Knicks talking Randolph for Lee swap?

I can see why the Knicks might want Randolph, but I'm not sure why the Warriors would want to give him up for Lee. Lee is a very good player but I don't think he fits the Warriors style as well as Randolph and Lee has probably reached his full potential. I guess the Knicks aren't quite satisfied with Lee, at least not at the price he will command. Better to dump him and his salary on the Warriors for Randolph, who would be cheaper, has greater potential, and would have to be accompanied by one or two other players with good potential like Morrow, Azibuke, Tolliver, Evans, etc to make the financials work. Also, I don't know why Lee would consent to a sign and trade to the Warriors when there are other prospects out there he could go to. The way things have been going for Warrior players, Lee would probably trip getting off the airplane, break an arm or a leg, and join Wright, Randolph and Udoh on the injured list for most of the season. If he did manage to stay healthy, he would soon become totally frustrated with Nelson's inconsistent (and poor) game management of players and start demanding a trade before the season was over.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 9:16 am

Warriors, Knicks talking Randolph for Lee swap?

really, doesn't this all depend on what lee wants to do.
does he want to play on a team that needs his maximum point production each night and won't make the playoffs?
does he want to be stuck with gsw, and be in the same situation as randolph when he has other options?

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 3:34 am

Warriors, Knicks talking Randolph for Lee swap?

Randolph has show flashes and has a lot of upside but you know how that goes right?

You have to grab a proven 20/10 guy when you have the chance.

Sometimes potential never materializes so this actually is a solid move for the Warriors if it goes down.  It changes the make up of their team as they no longer will have a team of several 6 foot 170 pounders mixed with several 6'9, 170 pounders, lol.

That being said you would think it would make GS better but the West is so deep that you have get win 50 just to get an 8 seed and they are far from a 50 win team in my opinion.

This move would keep them ahead of Sacramento though, ha!

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