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Blazers refusing to speak with the Warmth about Damian Lillard?

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Evan Sidery @esidery
The Suns and Pacers are rising as potential facilitators to a Damian Lillard commerce, per @PHNX_Sports’ @GeraldBourguet (…):
“If the Warmth and Blazers don’t have the items to fulfill Phoenix’s commerce calls for, a number of sources cited the Indiana Pacers as a… PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: Why has Warmth not been extra aggressive pursuing Lillard with Blazers, who’ve been disinterested in speaking to the Warmth? Attention-grabbing rationalization supplied, as Warmth performs high-stakes recreation of poker: activities/spt-col…7:09 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Throwback to Damian Lillard within the NBA Bubble (seeding video games):
37.6 PPG
9.6 APG
5.5 3PM
Bubble MVP. PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Both the Warmth (A) don’t need Lillard as a lot as Warmth followers need Lillard, (B) assume they will get him for little or no or, (C) need him, however solely at a sure value given his age and wage — just like the Beal state of affairs. – 5:46 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Enjoyable present right now to finish the week — @DerekBodnerNBA and I bought into Dame and Hield rumors, the state of the market, reader questions, and a few full of life feedback (see beneath)
Video:… PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Buddy Hield has extra seasons with 250+ 3-pointers than
James Harden
Klay Thompson
Damian Lillard
Ray Allen
Reggie Miller
solely Steph has executed it greater than Buddy. PM

In response to @wojespn, there’s “no commerce imminent” for Dame Lillard. PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Loads of wild Dame Lillard chatter this week — @DerekBodnerNBA and I will probably be stay shortly sharing a few of what we’ve heard, the varied reporting that’s on the market, extra Buddy Hield rumors, and way more.
📺… PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Portland reportedly desires to make Lillard commerce earlier than coaching camp…2:19 PM
Dwight Jaynes @dwightjaynes
Very possible the Path Blazers are actually attempting to collect provides that don’t embody Miami. Then they return to Dame and his agent and present them how a lot better these provides are than Miami’s. At that time, they take the perfect deal for them and Dame received’t complain. – 1:47 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
NBA camps are proper across the nook, so
@johnhollinger, @sam_amick & I take a look at some incoming league storylines–beginning, in fact, with Dame Time and James Harden. In @TheAthletic: PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
All this discuss concerning the Dame-Bam chance or Dame-Jimmy chance
Whereas I’m simply desirous about that potential Dame-Spo combo
The inventive ways in which he would use Dame can be such a enjoyable factor to trace – 1:17 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Right here’s my fundamental view of Raptors buying and selling for Lillard. If deal is constructed round …
• Siakam, you don’t have sufficient high-end expertise to meaningfully win
• Anunoby and Trent, you don’t have sufficient capturing to meaningfully win
• Barnes, it’s essential to embody like 6 dudes to make it work – 12:56 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Vital a Lillard commerce will get executed within the subsequent 48 hours, lest lots of people threat carrying over a whole lot of unattoned-for sins into 5784. – 12:50 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
ICYMIY, the Suns have emerged as a “darkish horse” third crew to assist facilitate a Damian Lillard commerce. Right here’s how Deandre Ayton can be concerned and what Phoenix may be getting in return: PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo is:
– 1 of the perfect defenders on this planet
– Has been the 2nd finest participant on a crew that’s gotten to the Finals 2 of the final 4 seasons
– And now pulled a celebrity’s sights to Miami and Miami solely, in Damian Lillard
Respect it because it all appears undervalued – 11:58 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Smoke continues to construct round a Damian Lillard commerce, however is there an actual hearth?…11:58 AM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
I don’t know if they’ve the products, however the Nets buying and selling for Dame can be tremendous intriguing, and I’m certain he may study to like Brooklyn – 11:53 AM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
It seems like a whole lot of calls are being made to completely different groups to construct a multi-team framework that sends Damian Lillard to Miami. These sorts of offers are tremendous difficult, however the Warmth are the perfect at placing them collectively. – 11:52 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
When the commerce occurs, anybody that makes use of “It’s about Dame time” in a tweet must be fined $25. – 11:44 AM
Sam Amick @sam_amick
Roundtable time, at @TheAthletic: With camps across the nook, I talked Dame Time, star resting coverage, and Kevin Porter Jr. with @davidaldridgedc and @johnhollinger AM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
New for @TheAthleticNBA : teamed up with @sam_amick and @davidaldridgedc for some phrases about Dame, Harden, load administration, and the KPJ state of affairs, amongst different issues ……10:01 AM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Ought to the Bulls attempt to make a commerce for Damian Lillard? How about Buddy Hield?
Took a take a look at the professionals and cons of each gamers — and whether or not a commerce even exists to make both choice potential. activities/bulls/c…9:51 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Damian Lillard final season:
32.2 PPG (!!)
7.3 APG
4.2 3PM
64.5 TS%
The one participant in NBA historical past to succeed in these numbers or higher in a season at that effectivity. AM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
NBA camps are proper across the nook, so @johnhollinger, @sam_amick & I take a look at some incoming league storylines–beginning, in fact, with Dame Time. In @TheAthletic: AM
Tom Ziller @teamziller
Wrote about how, assuming they land him, the Warmth will really must do some work with Dame Lillard within the common season regardless of hardly ever being very profitable within the common season through the Butler period.… AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The subsequent “deadline” within the Damian Lillard story was at all times media day/coaching camp. Is it an arbitrary deadline? Sure. However the degree of urgency was at all times anticipated to go up as the beginning of camp neared.
Right here we’re … – 8:04 AM
Josh Martin @Bulls_Wire
Regardless of the rumblings, the Chicago Bulls aren’t going to get in on the Damian Lillard commerce sweepstakes.…7:00 AM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Everyone that’s up earlier than 5am nonetheless ready for the Dame noti: AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Blazers would really like a deal for Damian Lillard earlier than camp eurohoops.web/en/nba-news/15…4:56 AM
Josh Martin @Bulls_Wire
Ought to the Chicago Bulls think about getting in on the Damian Lillard commerce sweepstakes?…4:00 AM
Can we please cease performing just like the Blazers owe Damian Lillard the world?…12:22 AM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Damian Lillard comes off the excessive display screen from Bam Adebayo
Jimmy Butler units his pin-down weak-side as Tyler Herro rises up
All the eye on these guys, the strongside defender loses sight of Haywood Highsmith who cuts again door for the dunk
Recreation 1 script leaked
Good night time – 12:01 AM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Lastly bought @EthanJSkolnick to let me discuss some potential Dame-Warmth X’s and O’s on @5OTF_ tonight!!!
Dame-Bam is the place all people goes
However we dive into what Dame-Butler would probably seem like… 🤔 – 9:54 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Suns have emerged as a “darkish horse” to assist facilitate a Damian Lillard commerce (or one other bigger deal) as groups name about Deandre Ayton. For @PHNX_Suns, right here’s what we’re listening to about DA, Jusuf Nurkic, the Blazers, the Raptors and extra: PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“[I would tell Damian to] transfer on and let Chauncey Billups construct his crew the best way he likes”.
Anderson shares his ideas on the Lillard commerce dialog.
@JumpShot8 | @ShepOnCBS | @Chibbs_1 PM

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