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Toronto and Chicago are two potential touchdown spots for Damian Lillard?

At this juncture, Toronto and Chicago have been the 2 potential locations for Lillard mentioned most by league figures. Whereas a group of NBA personnel anticipate Portland to interact Miami earlier than finalizing one thing with one other suitor, the Warmth haven’t factored primarily within the Blazers’ latest dialogue surrounding Lillard, league sources mentioned. Moreover, the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz have materialized as peripheral groups that would issue into bigger offers that assist facilitate Lillard’s departure from the Blazers.
Supply: Jake Fischer @ Yahoo! Sports activities

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Catching up on the highs and lows of this Dame saga on right here right this moment AM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Why has Warmth not been extra aggressive pursuing Lillard with Blazers? Rationalization provided, as Warmth reportedly is snug ‘operating it again’ if want be: activities/spt-col…10:52 PM
Steve Aschburner @AschNBA
Type of like “NBA X” and the Damian Lillard commerce hypothesis. PM

Evan Sidery @esidery
The Path Blazers seem concerned with buying Deandre Ayton in a possible Damian Lillard commerce, per @JakeLFischer (sports…):
“One piece of the creating Lillard negotiations that appears clear: Portland has strongly thought-about buying Phoenix Suns heart… PM

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Right here’s our newest rumblings on Damian Lillard, James Harden, Portland’s total commerce efforts, Toronto, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix and extra @YahooSports: sports…7:49 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
3). Lillard then reporting to camp however complaining of ‘damage,’ thus creating circus. I’m unsure the fashionable Lillard has this in him, however these 3 steps probably would get him right here. As a substitute, countless “I received’t decide up the cellphone and name the opposite crew” drama. – 7:27 PM
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 provided, as Warmth performs high-stakes sport 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) suppose they will get him for little or no or, (C) need him, however solely at a sure value given his age and wage — much like the Beal scenario. – 5:46 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Enjoyable present right this moment to finish the week — @DerekBodnerNBA and I acquired into Dame and Hield rumors, the state of the market, reader questions, and a few full of life feedback (see under)
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 achieved it greater than Buddy. PM

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

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Per Woj, no imminent commerce on Lillard and up to date escalated talks don’t contain Warmth – 3:09 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
“[Portland] is definitely behaving like a crew that desires to get a deal achieved, that’s attempting to get a deal achieved earlier than coaching camp.”
– Woj on Dame Lillard commerce standing by way of @ESPNNBA PM

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

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Portland reportedly needs to make Lillard commerce earlier than coaching camp…2:19 PM
Dwight Jaynes @dwightjaynes
Very probably the Path Blazers at the moment are 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 very best 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, after all, with Dame Time and James Harden. In @TheAthletic: PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
All this speak concerning the Dame-Bam chance or Dame-Jimmy chance
Whereas I’m simply eager about that potential Dame-Spo combo
The inventive ways in which he would use Dame could be such a enjoyable factor to trace – 1:17 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Right here’s my primary 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, you need to embody like 6 dudes to make it work – 12:56 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Essential a Lillard commerce will get achieved within the subsequent 48 hours, lest lots of people threat carrying over a number 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 could be concerned and what Phoenix is perhaps getting in return: PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo is:
– 1 of the very best defenders on the earth
– Has been the 2nd greatest 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
Recognize 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 could be tremendous intriguing, and I’m certain he may study to like Brooklyn – 11:53 AM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
It seems like a number 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 very best 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 ought to 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 scenario, 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, after all, with Dame Time. In @TheAthletic: AM
Tom Ziller @teamziller
Wrote about how, assuming they land him, the Warmth will truly must do some work with Dame Lillard within the common season regardless of not often 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 all the time media day/coaching camp. Is it an arbitrary deadline? Sure. However the stage of urgency was all the time 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
All people 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 take into account 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 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 acquired @EthanJSkolnick to let me speak 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 appear to be… 🤔 – 9:54 PM

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