Report: David Lee heads Warriors in sign-and-trade

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, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

Bristol, CT - The Golden State Warriors have reportedly acquired forward David Lee in a sign-and-trade with the New York Knicks.

The Warriors, according to a report on ESPN.com on Thursday, will send forwards Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf and Kelenna Azubuike among others to New York and ink Lee to a six-year, $80 million contract.

Lee has averaged a double-double three of the past four seasons and put up a career-high 20.3 points to go with 11.7 rebounds in 81 games for the Knicks in the 2009-10 campaign.

The 6-foot-9, 250-pound University of Florida product made the Eastern Conference All-Star team last year and owns career averages of 13.0 points and 9.6 boards over 368 contests -- all with New York.

The Knicks had plenty of cap space this summer, already inking All-Star forward/center Amare Stouemire while staying in the running to land superstar LeBron James.

However, the two-time MVP wound up choosing to sign with the Miami Heat and left New York having to find another alternative in reversing their recent struggles.

Randolph, at 6-feet-11, 225 pounds, averaged 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in his second season with the Warriors after being selected 14th overall in the 2008 draft.

Turiaf, who has played in a reserve role through most of his five-year career, averaged 21 minutes a game for the Warriors the past two seasons, logging 5.5 points and 4.6 boards with Golden State.

Azubuike had his 2009-10 season cut short after suffering a torn patella tendon in his left knee nine games in. The 26-year-old was coming off a season in which he averaged 14.4 points and five boards.


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