Despite the reports that the Knicks and Warriors are on the brink of finalizing a trade that will send David Lee to Golden State and Anthony Randolph to New York (provided, of course, that LeBron James does not sign with the Knicks), Lee's agent Mark Bartelstein denies that any deal is in place, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. Bartelstein maintains that nothing is "imminent" with Lee, and 5-6 teams remain in play for Lee's services, per the Howard Beck of the New York Times.
We're going to say there's nothing to see here; this is pretty standard boilerplate from Bartelstein until the deal is official. And that won't happen until at least 9:15 PM EDT Thursday night when LeBron James finally reveals his "Decision" to the world. If James were to surprisingly choose the Knicks, the deal between New York and Golden State would be off, as New York would have to renounce their rights to Lee to sign James. Until then, expect Bartelstein to continue to try to gin up as much interest as possible in his client in case the deal falls through.
The Knicks, meanwhile, are acting like they expect the trade to happen (and not to land LeBron James) given that they have reportedly already reached out to Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike and Ronny Turiaf, according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.