One source cautioned that a “curveball” could come any minute. But multiple sources confirmed the Warriors are under the impression they have acquired free agent power forward David Lee is expected to become a Warrior on Friday. And they’re elated.
The Warriors and Knicks have agreed to a sign-and-trade, sending the All-Star power forward to the Warriors. In exchange, the Warriors are sending the Knicks forward Anthony Randolph, center Ronny Turiaf and swingman Kelenna Azubuike.
The deal can’t become official until tomorrow because the NBA offices are closed. But Friday, the league will be notified and start the process of approving the trade. As one source put it, “unless Denver calls and offers Carmelo …”
Lee’s deal, which starts at about $11 million per year, comes out to slightly less than $80 million over six years.