Going back to the summer of 2010, when LBJ hit the free agent marker, the Knicks were shedding contracts to make room for LeBron.
Hindsight is 20/20, but there were going to be several power forwards on the marker: Amare and Bosh were at the top of the list, but the Knicks already had Lee.
Had the Knicks kept Lee, they would have still had an All-Star power forward, and one without a history of injuries.
I will freely admit that Amare in his prime was a better player than Lee and Randolph, but at the time the Suns were even unwilling to give this guy a contract long-term and they have the best rehab guys in the league.
The Knicks passed up on Z-Bo and Lee in favour of Amare. Though I realize they were clearing cap space for LBJ, they did have room to sign two players, so keeping either Z-Bo (who was moved in 2008) or Lee (who was moved 2010).
Considering how well Lee and Z-Bo are playing now, would the Knicks have been better off keep Lee or Z-Bo? Or would they still be treading water? Would either have made that big a difference?