Knicks Likely to Keep David Lee

For the portion of the fan base that thought there were still ways to upgrade the Nets at the PF/C position for theupcoming season, take David Lee off your wish list. ESPN is reporting the Knicks are expected to finalize a one-year deal for Lee next week. Despite some speculation that the Knicks could unload Lee in a sign-and-trade, team sources say such a deal is unlikely.

Recently, NAS explored the Nets bringing Lee into the fold. While all signs indicated that it wouldn’t happen, I still think he would have been an interesting fit for the team, which outside of Brook Lopez, is very thin on inside scoring and rebounding. However, with Lee only getting a one-year deal, Lee could become an option for the Nets again (or for the first time) next year, especially if some of the elite free agents stay with their respective teams.