Lee, Robinson Unhappy as Knicks Continue Attempt to Swing Trade for Boozer


Jul 17, 2009

Lee, Robinson Unhappy as Knicks Continue Attempt to Swing Trade for Boozer The Knicks have taken their time in dealing with the contract situations of restricted free agents David Lee and Nate Robinson, and the two players aren't happy about it.

The New York Post reports that Robinson and Lee have spoken to each other this offseason and that they both feel "disrespected" by the Knicks' handling of their situations.

Lee and Robinson were expected to generate a lot of interest from other teams this summer, but so far neither one has received any type of offer. While New York would like to retain both players, team president Donnie Walsh might be biding his time in an attempt to work a three-team trade for Utah's Carlos Boozer.

The Jazz recently matched the Trailblazers' four-year, $32 million offer for forward Paul Millsap, leaving Utah financially strapped and Portland without the young rebounder that they desire.

With the Jazz looking to unload Boozer and his $12.7 million salary next season, the Knicks might be able to swing a deal for Boozer by involving the Blazers, who would love to acquire Lee.

Also included in the report is word that the Knicks are looking into free agents Tim Thomas and Andre Miller. Thomas likely could be signed for the veteran's minimum of $1.9 million, while Miller — who would nicely fill the Knicks need at point guard — might consider a one-year deal for the $5.8 million mid-level exception.

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