Report: Courtney Lee agrees to four-year deal with Knicks
The Knicks continued their big summer on Saturday, filling out their starting lineup by agreeing to a four-year deal with veteran shooting guard Courtney Lee, according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:
Courtney Lee has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with the Knicks.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2016
ESPN.com’s Ian Begley reported that the money on Lee’s deal is slightly less than that:
Update: Courtney Lee's deal with the Knicks is fully guaranteed, in the neighborhood of $48 million over four years, sources say.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 2, 2016
Either way, this is solid value for the Knicks for a starting-caliber wing and an upgrade over Arron Afflalo. A lot of the Knicks’ prospects for this season depend on the ability to Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah to stay healthy, which is a big question mark, but they have definitely upgraded their talent from last season.