ESPN.com is reporting on their front page that sources say that the Knicks expect David Lee to sign a one-year deal in next few weeks for the 2009-10 NBA season.
The deal is expected to be in the $6-8 million dollar range. The sources claim that the only thing possibly keeping Lee out of New York next season is if another team jumps in with a good sign and trade offer now that they hear that Lee will be signing with the Knicks. That seems unlikely, so it appears that Lee will be a Knick next season.
As Caleb just noted, this is bittersweet, because while it means we get to watch Lee play another season on the Knicks, the odds are that he leaves after this one season, a la Ben Gordon, who was in a similar position last season.
However, as we all know, things change quickly in the NBA and 10 months is a long time, so who knows what Lee’s state of mind will be like come July 1st, 2010?