Blazers Cautiously Wooing David Lee

Portland doesn’t want to get left at the altar all alone again: “The Blazers and the agent for Knicks forward David Lee held July 4 talks following Hedo Turkoglu’s stunning rejection of Portland’s contract offer Friday. The Blazers have interest in Lee, but still are not prepared to sign Lee, a restricted free agent, to an offer sheet, fearful that the Knicks will match a proposal that would start at $9 million a year. That’s great news for Knicks president Donnie Walsh. The Blazers don’t want to be tied up for 10 days as they wait for the Knicks to decide whether to match, according to agent Mark Bartelstein. ‘If he was unrestricted, he would’ve been signed July 1,’ Bartelstein said.”