Would David Lee Make Sense in Portland?
Dee mentions Jerryd Bayless and Sergio Rodriguez, either of which could fit in to New York's program. Better, the trade of either secures the back-up point guard position for the other, and that can't hurt in terms of confidence. (It's like Harry Potter's prophecy, or something.)
The concern with Lee for Portland would be this: isn't he superfluous? The Blazers have little trouble on the glass and have a surprisingly efficient offense. Lee's strengths are ... rebounding and efficient scoring. Portland needs help on swing defense and bench shot creation. That's not Lee. At all.
Further, doesn't Portland have enough offseason salary issues piling up without the quixotic restricted free agency of Lee mucking things up? Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge are eligible for extensions; Ike Diogu and Channing Frye will be restricted free agents and the Blazers could have some cap space available, depending on the Darius Miles situation. Since the Blazers must give up something to get Lee, the team won't want to let him slip for nothing. I don't mean to question Kevin Pritchard's ability to get things done, but it seems like an added trouble with little real benefit for this particular team.