The Contra Costa Times reports
Power forward David Lee is expected to become a Warrior on Friday.
According to multiple team sources, the Warriors and Knicks have agreed to a sign-and-trade, sending the All-Star power forward to the Warriors. In exchange, forward Anthony Randolph, center Ronny Turiaf and swingman Kelenna Azubuike.
The deal can’t become official until Friday because the NBA offices are closed. But Friday, the league will be notified and start the process of approving the trade.
Marcus Thompson reports
The Warriors and Lee have all but agreed in principle to a six year deal totaling about $80 million, team sources told me. At an average of about $13 million per year, Lee would become the Warriors highest-paid player. If he signs it.
Link – ESPN article on the build up to the trade.
Golden State Warriors
Dumb ass trade
To sacrifice a talent as promising as Anthony Randolph for David Lee? Absolutely awful.
New York Knicks
Excellent move by Donnie Walsh.
Anthony Randolph is one of the brightest prospects in the NBA and he’ll be a great fit in Mike D’Antoni’s uptempo offense. To manage to steal away a prospect like Randolph in a sign and trade for a free agent of Lee’s caliber … unbelievable. Incredible acquisition.
New York also picked up Turiaf and Azubuike who will be good rotation players for the Knicks. Especially Azubuike.
Way to get paid … enjoy losing for the rest of your career