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Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#1 » by Rhettmatic » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:36 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns

Several league executives say that the Memphis Grizzlies are preparing a $50 million offer for New York Knicks restricted free agent David Lee. “There’s a great deal of interest in him, and a lot of teams are trying to be very creative,” his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Wednesday morning


Gotta figure there's no way the Knicks match that.
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#2 » by totallyr » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:38 pm

Utah going to get a good pick next year, Knicks in the lottery
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Post#3 » by EventHorizon » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:38 pm

Yeah a little too much I think, but I guess the Grizzlies must do it.
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Post#4 » by dagger » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:39 pm

Supposedly, the Knicks are looking to offer him 4/$32 million. Might he take that to stay in NYK? I'd take a cut to stay in NYK, with d'Antoni, than go to Memphis and play in an empty arena.
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Post#5 » by boshjonesford » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:39 pm

it better be more then 5 years
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Post#6 » by Canuck9 » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:40 pm

EventHorizon wrote:Yeah a little too much I think, but I guess the Grizzlies must do it.



In this economic climate i dont think the grizzlies should do this at all.

Teams like the grizz should be looking to continue to build through the draft and when
they look like they are bound to make the playoffs that is when they should go out
and overpay for that next piece to take them to the next level. David Lee is not this player.
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#7 » by dagger » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:45 pm

Canuck9 wrote:
EventHorizon wrote:Yeah a little too much I think, but I guess the Grizzlies must do it.



In this economic climate i dont think the grizzlies should do this at all.

Teams like the grizz should be looking to continue to build through the draft and when
they look like they are bound to make the playoffs that is when they should go out
and overpay for that next piece to take them to the next level. David Lee is not this player.


They also have to sell tickets. While Memphis has a large black population, the region around Memphis, reaching into Arkansas and Mississippi, also has vast number of whites. The racial divide is more pronounced in that region than in almost any other area of the US I have visited. Right now, the Grizz use Gay and Mayo as the faces of the franchise, but with 2,000 attending some games, they aren't a very good sell. Hate to say it but a clean-cut white kid like Lee - the perfect Southern name - might expand the Grizzlies' market.
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#8 » by bingolong » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:48 pm

dagger wrote:
Canuck9 wrote:
EventHorizon wrote:Yeah a little too much I think, but I guess the Grizzlies must do it.



In this economic climate i dont think the grizzlies should do this at all.

Teams like the grizz should be looking to continue to build through the draft and when
they look like they are bound to make the playoffs that is when they should go out
and overpay for that next piece to take them to the next level. David Lee is not this player.


They also have to sell tickets. While Memphis has a large black population, the region around Memphis, reaching into Arkansas and Mississippi, also has vast number of whites. The racial divide is more pronounced in that region than in almost any other area of the US I have visited. Right now, the Grizz use Gay and Mayo as the faces of the franchise, but with 2,000 attending some games, they aren't a very good sell. Hate to say it but a clean-cut white kid like Lee - the perfect Southern name - might expand the Grizzlies' market.

As soon as he gets there they'll be calling him "General Lee". New York's offer was apparently 4yrs/$32 mill, but if they add another year, I think Lee stays in NY 5/$40
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#9 » by Dennis P » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:49 pm

dagger wrote:
Canuck9 wrote:
EventHorizon wrote:Yeah a little too much I think, but I guess the Grizzlies must do it.



In this economic climate i dont think the grizzlies should do this at all.

Teams like the grizz should be looking to continue to build through the draft and when
they look like they are bound to make the playoffs that is when they should go out
and overpay for that next piece to take them to the next level. David Lee is not this player.


They also have to sell tickets. While Memphis has a large black population, the region around Memphis, reaching into Arkansas and Mississippi, also has vast number of whites. The racial divide is more pronounced in that region than in almost any other area of the US I have visited. Right now, the Grizz use Gay and Mayo as the faces of the franchise, but with 2,000 attending some games, they aren't a very good sell. Hate to say it but a clean-cut white kid like Lee - the perfect Southern name - might expand the Grizzlies' market.


He's not an impact player. You can't market around a guy who is a role player just because he's white...
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#10 » by Canuck9 » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:50 pm

dagger wrote:
Canuck9 wrote:
EventHorizon wrote:Yeah a little too much I think, but I guess the Grizzlies must do it.



In this economic climate i dont think the grizzlies should do this at all.

Teams like the grizz should be looking to continue to build through the draft and when
they look like they are bound to make the playoffs that is when they should go out
and overpay for that next piece to take them to the next level. David Lee is not this player.


They also have to sell tickets. While Memphis has a large black population, the region around Memphis, reaching into Arkansas and Mississippi, also has vast number of whites. The racial divide is more pronounced in that region than in almost any other area of the US I have visited. Right now, the Grizz use Gay and Mayo as the faces of the franchise, but with 2,000 attending some games, they aren't a very good sell. Hate to say it but a clean-cut white kid like Lee - the perfect Southern name - might expand the Grizzlies' market.


Is this why they drafted Hasheem Thabeet?
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Post#11 » by Lib84 » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:51 pm

I doubt it. They have Thabeet and Gasol with Darrell Arthur also in the mix.
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Post#12 » by djsunyc » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:57 pm

dagger wrote:Supposedly, the Knicks are looking to offer him 4/$32 million. Might he take that to stay in NYK? I'd take a cut to stay in NYK, with d'Antoni, than go to Memphis and play in an empty arena.


really? you would pass up $18 mil and lower tax rate? i wouldn't. plus he can always force a trade later. you're 26, you need to make as much coin now so when you have 50+ years of not playing, you can enjoy it more.
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Post#13 » by djsunyc » Wed Jul 1, 2009 4:58 pm

conley
mayo
gay
lee
gasol/thabeet

that's a nice young core to sell...
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#14 » by Local_NG_Idiot » Wed Jul 1, 2009 5:05 pm

dagger wrote:Supposedly, the Knicks are looking to offer him 4/$32 million. Might he take that to stay in NYK? I'd take a cut to stay in NYK, with d'Antoni, than go to Memphis and play in an empty arena.


Money is Money, and 4/$32mil living in one of the most expensive cities in North America vs. 5/$50 to live in Memphis is quite a bit more bank at the end of it all.
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#15 » by Air_Surfer » Wed Jul 1, 2009 5:07 pm

dagger wrote:
Canuck9 wrote:
EventHorizon wrote:Yeah a little too much I think, but I guess the Grizzlies must do it.



In this economic climate i dont think the grizzlies should do this at all.

Teams like the grizz should be looking to continue to build through the draft and when
they look like they are bound to make the playoffs that is when they should go out
and overpay for that next piece to take them to the next level. David Lee is not this player.


They also have to sell tickets. While Memphis has a large black population, the region around Memphis, reaching into Arkansas and Mississippi, also has vast number of whites. The racial divide is more pronounced in that region than in almost any other area of the US I have visited. Right now, the Grizz use Gay and Mayo as the faces of the franchise, but with 2,000 attending some games, they aren't a very good sell. Hate to say it but a clean-cut white kid like Lee - the perfect Southern name - might expand the Grizzlies' market.



lol?? winning = fill the seats not what the skin colour of your players are

I've never seen a basketball game filled with majority of the fans being black either (minus high school)
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#16 » by ghuytro » Wed Jul 1, 2009 5:10 pm

Dennis P wrote:He's not an impact player. You can't market around a guy who is a role player just because he's white...


A role player who puts up 16/12 on 55% shooting and a 19.1 PER?

He's a highly underrated player.
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#17 » by Dr Positivity » Wed Jul 1, 2009 5:10 pm

Too much for Lee IMO. I'd go after Millsap if I was them personally
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Post#18 » by Dennis P » Wed Jul 1, 2009 5:13 pm

ghuytro wrote:
Dennis P wrote:He's not an impact player. You can't market around a guy who is a role player just because he's white...


A role player who puts up 16/12 on 55% shooting and a 19.1 PER?

He's a highly underrated player.


great numbers but definitely not an impact player do you agree?
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#19 » by ayo_23 » Wed Jul 1, 2009 5:14 pm

totallyr wrote:Utah going to get a good pick next year, Knicks in the lottery


Wow... Can we trade Bosh to Utah for someone and the knicks pick?
Then we'd have 2 lotto picks! John Wall! :lol:
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Re: Grizzlies to offer David Lee $50 million? 

Post#20 » by Avenger » Wed Jul 1, 2009 5:14 pm

lol, so the Grizzlies dumped their franchise player Pau Gasol to create caproom to sign David **** Lee? How disgraceful is that?

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