You make the call: David Lee or Andrea Bargnani, as your Center?
Today’s question comes courtesy of “John Palandra” [a comment contributor at From Deep].
Based on talent and productivity at the Center position … and, assuming for a moment that the Collective Bargaining Agreement [CBA] would actually allow the deal to go through, which it would NOT, in real life …
According to John P:
David Lee [6-9, 240, drafted by the Knicks, No. 30, overall, in 2005; $1.8 M, 1 yr] is not an example of a Less-than Top Tier Center in the NBA today who
Andrea Bargnani [7-0, 250, drafted by the Raptors, No 1, overall, in 2006; $5.2 M, 2 yrs] would struggle to match-up with on an everyday basis, given their specific skill sets and assorted other personal attributes.
This is a perspective which is not shared by yours truly.
According to this corner David Lee is:
* A PLUS [+] Defensive Player [both Team and Individually]
* A PLUS [+] Rebounder
* An EVEN  Offensive Player
if/when he’s matched-up against Il Mago.