David Lee Being Traded to the Warriors?

by July 08, 2010

Reports out of the Bay Area claim that the Knicks and Warriors are closing in on a deal to swap power forwards. From the Oakland Tribune: “The Warriors are close to a sign-and-trade with the New York Knicks for their All-Star power forward David Lee, according to multiple sources. The Warriors would send forward Anthony Randolph — not guard Monta Ellis as previously rumored — along with a few other pieces to New York. But, like the rest of the universe, they are waiting on LeBron James. If James announces he’s decided to play anywhere but New York, the Warriors are in play for Lee. The Warriors are one of a few teams in the mix for Lee via a sign-and-trade with the Knicks. And the Warriors have an offer the Knicks favor, a team source said. Randolph could be joined by center Ronny Turiaf or swingman Kelenna Azubuike, and an expiring contract such as forward Vladimir Radmanovic. Golden State management, one source said, still considers it a real possibility that Lee takes a lucrative offer elsewhere, or the Knicks do a sign-and-trade with another team. But as long as James doesn’t go to the Knicks, the Warriors are ‘in the game.”‘