Buyer's Guide: David Lee
For a team on a budget, Lee could be a better option than big men with bigger names
ESPN Insider is analyzing NBA free agents not named LeBron James (we covered him pretty extensively a few weeks ago, and there's even more coming every day on the LeBron Tracker) to determine what they're really worth to the teams chasing them this summer. To follow the entire series, click here. We continue Tuesday with David Lee.
Even though it comes a year later than he intended, David Lee finally will get his big payday this summer. The 27-year-old failed to land a multiyear contract as a restricted free agent last offseason, but after a season in which he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds, that might have been a blessing in disguise.
To see what David Lee is really worth as a free agent -- including assessments from NBA executives, next-level stats and scouting reports of how he'd fit on various teams -- plus a recommendation for where he should land this summer, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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ESPN Insider is analyzing NBA free agents not named LeBron James (we've already covered him pretty extensively, and there's even more coming every day on the LeBron Tracker) to determine their true market value and best/worst landing spots.
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