"...There is a growing sentiment among opposing team executives that at the very least the Knicks will sign Atlanta's Joe Johnson, whose agent, Arn Tellem, orchestrated the Tracy McGrady trade to the Knicks and has been friends with Walsh for 20 years. It's called a "wink-wink deal," and even though it is against NBA rules, the practice does exist and is nearly impossible to police.I've said that the decision on Lee is the first order of business. My guess would be that in order to get Bosh, the Knicks may have to include Wilson Chandler in the deal. Realistically, I'd want Marco Belinelli back if Chandler had to go. I wonder if Lee and Toney Douglas could bring them back Bosh. This is where the evaluation stage comes in. I wonder if Chandler could be a deal breaker, seeing that the Knicks can also use him to land a pretty solid big or PG via trade.
"I think that's a done deal," said one Eastern Conference GM.
If Walsh can't land either James or Dwyane Wade but ends up with Johnson, another option is luring Toronto's Chris Bosh in a sign-and-trade. Sources claim the Raptors would be open to such a deal if it included David Lee..."
Lee would be a great pairing for Andrea Bargnani at the 4 and if they added Chandler that would certainly help their depth. I think that would be a great deal for the Raptors and obviously a great starting point for the Knicks.