Knicks Need to Find a Way to Keep David Lee

Double G SportsCorrespondent IJanuary 14, 2010

MIAMI - OCTOBER 28:  David Lee #42 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on October 28, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Knicks 115-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Last off season, the New York Knicks would not give David Lee a long term contract. Instead, the two sides agreed on a one year contract for 2009. The thinking of the Knicks was that they wanted to save salary cap room to make a splash in the coming off season. I hope the team is realizing the type of player David Lee is and why they should find a way to sign this guy once again. They can not let Lee walk after this year like they always did last year.

The 6' 9" big guy in his 5th NBA season is averaging a double double for the Knicks. His 19 points per game average is good for 23rd in the league and 10.9 rebounds per game which is 7th in the league. Lee has a field goal percentage of .567, 5th in the entire NBA this season.

Not only is he producing but Lee is constantly on the floor for the Knicks. He is averaging 36.3 minutes per game this season. Lee has started all 38 games for the Knicks this year, showing is ability to stay healthy and compete at a high level.

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