David Lee’s about to sign and the papers aren’t coming from 2 Penn Plaza

Don’t be surprised if David Lee ends up signing with Memphis or Oklahoma City by the end of the week.  Our boy K-Berg, formerly of Newsday and currently of CBS Sports Online is reporting that the Knicks will not attempt to match the offers Lee is about to get from some of these midwestern teams.  We all knew with the 2010 plan/hype that this would be difficult.  Lee deserves his just due, he’s put up big numbers and is a scrappy player that has proven his worth. If he’s looking for a certain price I hope he gets it.

Lee has been one of the few Knicks in recent memory I can liken unto an Oakley or a Starks.  There has simply been a shortage of real knicks in recent years, most of them fall over and die instead of standing up to fight.

Lee I wish you the best wherever you end up.  Hopefully it is with us, but this is business and with the lifespan of the average NBA player being so short, I hope you get everything you’re looking for with this next contract you’re about to ink.

Knicks will meet with Jason Kidd on Wednesday

The Knicks continue their search for a new point guard to run the D’Antoni attack when they meet with former cross town rival Jason Kidd on Wednesday.  For years, free agent Kidd got the best of the New York Knicks as a Net, does Kidd have anything left in the tank to help the Knicks reach the playoffs for the first time in many years?

Would the signing of Kidd be a white flag surrender in the effort to steer Ricky Rubio to New York?

And the Next New York Knick is…

If you read this in time, let me know who you think it will be.

I’m betting we walk away with Stephen Curry tonight, but with all the changes going into the draft–Shaq in Cleavland, Vince Carter in Orlando, Jamal Crawford in ATL, and let’s not forget we just bought the 29th pick at the bottom of the first round, who knows what the Knicks will look like after it is all said and done.

Tonight we can take John Coltrane GIANT STEPS tonight towards 2010 success, or we can take baby steps, either way, good luck to our Knicks, may the do the right thing when it counts…

Let’s see if there isn’t a spike in season ticket sales in a few hours…

if Walsh’s stars align, the Knicks would have Rubio to run the show in Gotham

So Vescey’s got an article out that discusses the possibility of the Knicks trading up to 5 and using the 5th to get to 2, which seems kind of unlikely to me.

Hypothetical question:  what would a back court consisting of Rubio and Curry look like in today’s NBA?  Undersized, no defense, how would that work?

Just bloggin’

…Are walsh and D’Antoni on the same page as far as what this team needs to do in preparation for the season, and more remotely, the summer of 2010?  Some all-star players will come here just because of the money and the prime-time spotlight, but if we want the handfull of truly elite players, we have to make the moves now that prove to them we are on the right track.

Yo Danilo, how’s that back feeling, homie?

4 days, 8 hours, 56 minutes, and 5 seconds until we find out…

Well, the draft is in a few days, we have that to look forward to as Knicks fans. Reports coming from around the league have us offering Wilson Chandler to Washington in an effort to move up in the draft. I’m not sure how I feel about that given Chandler’s development in 1.1 NBA seasons (if you recall during Chandler’s rookie year, he played only at the tail end of a 23-win season). I like Wilson Chandler, he’s athletic, can shoot, has moves, can block shots…

You can say this about moving Chandler: they must feel pretty certain about Danilo Gallinari recovering fully if they’re going to move away a potential legit starting small forward (Chandler) for one that had back surgery and sat out most of the season (Gallinari).

I see a pattern developing in New York. If you are a knick rookie, you sit. That’s kind of odd if you think about it, considering our record over the past few years. You’d think the rookies would get the burn to develop our youth.

I wonder how close to moving up in this draft Walsh and company are? Could they make it to five or even 3 or 2? We’ve got Chandler and Lee, and not much else to entice ball clubs with. Nate? Will people trade away their picks for the rights to resign a prolific scorer who is terribly undersized and sometimes makes the wrong decisions with the ball?

If Nate was ever going to be a true point guard, we wouldn’t have had to get Duhon, and we wouldn’t still be looking at taking another point guard with our lottery pick this year. Keep Nate only if you want to build with the shortest two guard in recent NBA history. Nate should have been watching Muggsy Bouges tapes instead of Steve Nash tapes if he wanted to improve his point guard skills.

Speaking of Nash, I can see the possibility of him coming to New York at some point during the 2009-2010 season. He lives in Manhattan in the off-season and basically epitomizes what D’Antoni wants in a point guard, so if the Suns sniff his intentions to leave Steve Kerr’s hot mess behind, they may try to get something back for him before his 2010 free agency status kicks in (of course we don’t know how much value we will have left to offer by then since we’re trying to trade our current players for a pick in this week’s draft).

T-minus a few days and counting until our beloved Knicks pick 8th in the NBA draft.

T-Mac as a knick? I can’t see it happening, but never say never.