NEW YORK — The agent for David Lee says the All-Star forward is heading from the New York Knicks to the Golden State Warriors in a sign-and-trade deal that involves former Gonzaga University star Ronny Turiaf.
Mark Bartelstein says Lee will get a six-year, $80 million contract. The Knicks will receive forwards Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike and Turiaf.
Lee has been the Knicks’ most popular and productive player under coach Mike D’Antoni, but the team wouldn’t commit to signing him so it could preserve enough salary cap room to afford two maximum salary players.
The Knicks gave one of those contracts to Amare Stoudemire, who signed Thursday and plays the same position as Lee.