If the Celtics  are interested in Knicks  forward David Lee  ‘ reportedly, they contacted him on Thursday, the first day free agents could be courted ‘ they might want to act quickly. The New York Post  is reporting that the Knicks have been offered Warriors guard Monta Ellis  and Timberwolves  big man Al Jefferson  in separate sign-and-trade scenarios, and there is some speculation of a three-way trade, sending Lee to Minnesota, Jefferson to Golden State and Ellis to New York.
Lee met with the Timberwolves for nine hours on Saturday, after conferring with the Bulls and Heat the day before. The 2010 All-Star becomes expendable in New York assuming the Knicks are able to lure Amare’ Stoudemire to Madison Square Garden. Stoudemire spent Sunday in New York, capping his day there with a party at the home of Knicks owner James Dolan.