The Blazers offered Turkoglu a reported $50 million over five years, plus a spot on an up-and-coming team with a need for a ball-handling big. Portland general manager Kevin Pritchard thought he found the missing piece, zeroing in on one of the stars of Orlando's run to the Finals. Turkoglu liked what he heard, agreeing to the deal one day and having second thoughts the next. He pocketed about $3 million more with Toronto. "I didn't do it on purpose," he said. "I appreciate all the hospitality they gave to me, it would have been nice [to go to Portland], but in the end I had to move on with my life and make the best decision for me and my family and basketball-wise. I have to continue doing what I've been doing and hopefully this will be the best situation."