Greater than two months after Damian Lillard’s request to be traded to the Miami Warmth, the Portland Path Blazers proceed their efforts to discover a appropriate deal for his or her famous person level guard.
Whereas the Warmth stays Lillard’s most well-liked vacation spot, the stalemate between the 2 groups has led Portland to discover commerce discussions with a number of Japanese Convention franchises.
NBA insider Marc J. Spears make clear the continuing commerce talks, stating that the Path Blazers have been engaged in discussions with a number of groups.
This willingness to entertain commerce situations past the Warmth raises intriguing questions on the way forward for the High 75 participant within the league.
The danger related to buying Lillard with out his blessing may have far-reaching implications for each the buying staff and Lillard’s future relationship with the Blazers.
“The Blazers have been speaking to a number of groups,” Spears stated on ESPN’s NBA In the present day. “However I don’t even know if that’s the Blazers. However once you say ‘a number of groups,’ that additionally means that they may very well be keen to commerce for him or ship him someplace that’s not the Miami Warmth, which is definitely very curious.
“It’s one factor for a staff to commerce for a participant who doesn’t need to be there, however to get a participant on the High 75 participant that’s gonna be skilled, however is he gonna be a contented worker? Do you wanna try this to Dame Lillard? That’s the largest query.
“Who has the heart to do it as properly? Would Boston do it? I’m type of listening to rumors about one other Japanese Convention staff that I’m not gonna throw on the market simply but.
“If a staff is ready to commerce for Lillard with out his blessing, that’s very very dangerous not solely to that staff but additionally to the long run relationship for the long run Corridor of Famer with the Blazers.”