Anthony Randolph (above).

With multiple reports claiming the Miami Heat have won the Lebron James free agent sweepstakes, with those sources including Knicks’ Newsday beat writer, Alan Hahn, saying that James’ people “did not realize” that Greenwich was so close to the Knicks’ facility in SUNY Purchase, and that James has decided to join forces with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, it seems as though the Knicks have begun to move on, and will announce a sign and trade for David Lee that would make power forwards Anthony Randolph and Rony Turiaf to New York, and perhaps F Kelenna Azubuike and/or Vladimir Radmanovic,  not point guard Monta Ellis, which has been widely reported.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/will-domino-effect-land-knicks-lebron-or-wade/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/toronto-okays-bosh-sign-and-trade-to-cleveland-bosh-rejects-deal/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/boshwade-meetings-mean-miami-for-both/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/david-lee-thanks-for-the-memories/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/knicks-rumors/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/knicks-mull-lee-sign-and-trades-as-fallback-options-to-lebron-and-wade/

Acquiring Randolph, the 14th pick in the first round of the 2008 draft out of LSU, who is scheduled to make $ 1.96 M next year, Ronny Turiaf is scheduled to make $ 4 M and $ 4.3 M in 2011-2012, and Azubuike is scheduled to make $ 3.36 M this year, and has an expiring contract.  Vladimir Radmanovic is scheduled to make $ 6.8 M this year, and his contract would also expire after next season.

Here are Randolph’s career stats:

Career Season Averages
Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
08-09 GSW 63 22 17.9 0.462 0.000 0.716 2.0 3.7 5.8 0.8 0.7 1.2 1.27 2.24 7.9
09-10 GSW 33 8 22.7 0.443 0.200 0.801 2.2 4.3 6.5 1.3 0.8 1.6 1.48 2.79 11.6
Career 96 30 19.6 0.454 0.111 0.758 2.1 3.9 6.0 0.9 0.7 1.3 1.34 2.43 9.2

Turiaf’s career stats:

Career Season Averages
Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
05-06 LAL 23 1 7.0 0.500 0.000 0.556 0.5 1.1 1.6 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.30 1.30 2.0
06-07 LAL 72 1 15.1 0.549 0.000 0.664 1.2 2.4 3.6 0.9 0.2 1.1 0.72 2.81 5.3
07-08 LAL 78 21 18.7 0.474 0.000 0.753 1.2 2.7 3.9 1.6 0.4 1.4 0.92 2.55 6.6
08-09 GSW 79 26 21.5 0.508 0.000 0.790 1.1 3.4 4.6 2.1 0.4 2.1 0.89 3.08 5.9
09-10 GSW 42 20 20.8 0.582 0.000 0.474 1.3 3.3 4.5 2.1 0.6 1.3 1.17 2.33 4.9
Career 294 69 17.9 0.514 0.000 0.690 1.1 2.8 3.9 1.5 0.4 1.4 0.85 2.63 5.5

Azubuike’s career stas:

Career Season Averages
Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
06-07 GSW 41 9 16.3 0.445 0.430 0.782 0.6 1.7 2.3 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.95 1.20 7.1
07-08 GSW 81 17 21.4 0.445 0.364 0.717 1.3 2.7 4.0 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.72 1.96 8.5
08-09 GSW 74 51 32.1 0.464 0.448 0.808 1.5 3.5 5.0 1.6 0.8 0.7 1.28 2.47 14.4
09-10 GSW 9 7 25.7 0.545 0.370 0.679 1.3 3.2 4.6 1.1 0.6 1.0 0.78 1.78 13.9
Career 205 84 24.4 0.459 0.409 0.770 1.3 2.8 4.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.97 1.99 10.6

The Knicks feel Azabuike would be a good fit as a perimeter shooter in Mike D’antoni’s speedball offense.  A trade involving Randolph, who would be a good fit next to Stoudemire, and who averaged 6.5 rebounds per game in only 22.7 minutes, could replace a lot of the rebounds that David Lee will be taking with him.  A trade involving Azabuike, Radmanovic and Randolph, and Eddy Curry’s expiring contract would give the Knicks approximately $ 22.5 M in cap space for next year.

http://www.sbnation.com/2010/7/8/1558668/david-lee-warriors-knicks-anthony-randolph-nba-free-agency-rumors-sign-trade

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)