Boozer on Knicks’ Radar if Unable to Sign Lee, Robinson

The New York Knicks continue to scramble, working  to reassemble a team that Isiah Thomas all but disassembled earlier this decade.

Right now, they have some choices to make.

According to the New York Post, Knicks president Donnie Walsh has intensified negotiations with both David Lee and Nate Robinson,
in attempts to re-sign each piece of their seemingly convoluted puzzle.
Walsh also acknowledged, according to the paper, that if deals aren’t
done this week, they may never reach agreements with either player.

If that is the case, Walsh has expressed interest in possibly trading for Jazz forward Carlos Boozer as
an alternative. Boozer’s contract expires after next season. The only
problem is, the Knicks may not have enough bait to lure Utah into a
trade.

“I’m not sure we have anybody [the Jazz] want,” Walsh admitted to the Post.

The Jazz would only be interested in trading Boozer if they could re-sign Paul Millsap,
but they’d have to match Portland’s $32 million offer in order to do
so. Boozer has $12.6 million and one year left on his current contract.

The Post reports that Robinson is likely to sign a one-year
qualifying offer, if anything, to stay in New York, which would enable
him to become an unrestricted free agent after 2010. Rumor has it that
he’s also interested in playing in Greece.

The Trail Blazers have also expressed interest in signing Lee,
should the Knicks fail to reach agreements with the former Florida
Gator forward.

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