Source says Knicks offered Big Al and more
The Knicks still could get something big out of David Lee.
A league source said the Knicks have been offered Golden State's point guard Monta Ellis and Minnesota's Al Jefferson for Lee in separate sign-and-trade scenarios. But the Knicks are handcuffed on all moves until they find out what LeBron James and Dwyane Wade do.
Lee, who made the All-Star Team for the first time, is almost guaranteed not to be a Knick next season. But he is amenable to pulling off a sign-and-trade instead of an outright signing because he would get the extra sixth year -- at least $11 million.
* By the way, I’m told the Warriors have little to no interest in Al Jefferson. Despite being a beast down low, he has knee issues and he’s slow. He’s not a good passer out of the post and he’s expensive.
"I think that every player has the desire and the ambition to play in the best league in the world. I want to try to play in NBA. I had two fantastic seasons with PAO in which I learned a lot and I improved as a player. Minnesota gave me the possibility to go in USA and I can't say no" said the player who will be flying to the United States to sign the contract (3 years and $15M) but he will be back soon to join Serbian NT training camp.
"At the end of Semptember I will be fully a T-Wolves player" finished Pekovic.