Question I have to ask
Who's giving David Lee 55-60 mil a year next offseason? I don't see not one team in the NBA who will.
Lee is a great player (19ppg, 11rpg and about 54% FG) but is not a 55 mil guy.
Yeah, nobody will (If their smart). He is going to be disappointed if that's the type of money he expects.
I have a feeling Lee will experience something similar next summer to what he did this past summer. Nobody is going to pay him anywhere close to $11 million. He's a very good player, but his numbers are inflated somewhat. Lee will have to take less. I think he should get paid Anderson Varejao money... About $8 million a year.
like who though? OKC?
nobody, everybody know that system inflates players stats he will be a 11 and 9 guy at best on another team
I don't think he's worth 8 mil. He's a 5 year guy to me personally.
Suns- if Amare leaves
Raptors- If Bosh leaves
Bulls- If they don't resign Tyrus
These are just some teams off the top of my head that will likely have some interest in David Lee next free agency.
People blame the system too much, Amare Stoudemire and Channing Frye are running the same system, and are averaging only 13 rebounds, combined.
David Lee definetly wont get 60mill, but he should get a nice amount of money
One of the better ambidextrous players in the league, and one of the better rebounders
Weakest point is defense, but hes 6'9 playing Center, against guys 2-4 inches taller than him every night
I think David Lee is a 6th man or a 2nd unit player. He's very tough and can score decent, and rebound very good for someone his height. But I think he's a classic example of a player that gets way overpaid because teams look at his numbers, instead of at whether they could've been inflated (which I believe they are) and how he fits with a team. I think Portland would've been good for him, but they didn't sign him because they didn't want to overpay for a 2nd team player. They were smart for that IMO. I think Lee would be a good fit for a contending or future contending team like Denver or Oklahoma City.
he's not worth it but im sure its possible some team is dumb enough to give him that money..every year isnt there a team that gives alot of money to a player who really isnt worth it?