Monday, November 23, 2009

The Final Verdict on David Lee

David Lee clumsily driving to the rock with probably his only move.

"...He is vastly overrated: listen, I'm not knocking him... well I guess I am."

-Mike Francesa

Mike never had strong opinions on the Knicks' power forward that has few offensive skills, can't quite guard 4s but grabs a lot of double-doubles, until one call from an overzealous fan and defender, elicited a damning response. Both Lee and Nate Robinson, the 'see, at least Isiah can draft!*' guys, had to squirm until a few weeks before preseason to sign one-year deals, and it's pretty clear neither will have places on the team next year, especially Nate after his debacle in the Meadowlands last Saturday. David might move on to become an 8th or 9th banana on an elite team -Spurs, maybe- and Nate might possibly light up an And1 tour somewhere.

*Granted, Isiah salvaged his awful Channing Frye pick in 2005 by trading the homeless man's Tim Duncan, Kurt Thomas, to the Suns for Nate and the pick to get David, but let's not apologize for his catastrophic reign with some nice fantasy players he picked late in the draft.


Biz said...

Let's be fair to Kurt Thomas (who, as captain of a championship-winning fantasy squad, proved that he was, in fact, the sh*t)- he's a thuggish man's Armon Gilliam.

Fred Coupon said...

Best part is he's STILL playing. And he can drain 18-footers in his sleep.

coachie said...

he's still playing???

I don't think David Lee is overrated, because I don't think people are rating him to begin with. He's a very good rebounder, a la Ben Wallace, and no one fronted on what Ben Wallace was until he got old and cashed in.

Peter Vescey continues to absolutely kill it:
"If you think Thanksgiving with your family is a laugh riot, how'd you like to be carving the carcass that is the New Jersey Nyets?"