• Courtney Lee: signed a four-year, $50 million contract

Everybody wants the three-and-D wing, and the Knicks hit the jackpot with Courtney Lee.

Lee was 40.3% on catch and shoot 3s, and while guarding ball handlers on the pick and roll, he held opponents to 34% shooting and just 0.69 points per possession.

This was the best signing of the Phil Jackson-era. The Knicks needed a shooting guard who could help out the defensively-challenged Rose and Jackson went out and got him.

The other swingman, the Knicks, were attached to, Evan Turner, went to Portland for $70 million. This wasn’t just Jackson’s best deal it was one of the best deals of the summer.

When everyone else was throwing cash at dudes like Timofey Mozgov, the Knicks found not one but two bargains in Jennings and Lee.

Grade: A+

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