The intrigue surrounding the Damian Lillard deal has a direction now. The franchise has received a trade request from the Portland player. Despite the fact that Miami is said to be Lilalrd’s favoured location. Contradictory information suggests that the all-star guard has no control over his final destination. Regardless of the situation, Lillard will move before the 2023–24 season begins. The precise location is still unknown. However, this hasn’t stopped other teams from contacting the Trail Blazers to find out what it would take to sign Lillard to their roster.
Senior NBA insider Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report is reporting that several teams have already contacted Portland with interest in Dame. Among those teams are the Clippers, Timberwolves, Celtics, and Pelicans. Obviously, every team in the league should have this potential acquisition on their radar. Bringing a talent like Lillard to an organization instantly boosts the level the team will perform at. Lillard has made no secret that he wants to play for a team that is championship ready. However, that may not matter to the Trail Blazers.
Championship Contenders Show Interest In Damian Lillard
Teams that have reached out to the Trail Blazers to discuss a potential Damian Lillard trade:
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 3, 2023
From Haynes’ report, all four teams that have contacted Portland could become contenders with Lillard. The Clippers and Celtics are two massive names to be considered in this sweepstakes. The Celtics recently added Kristaps Porzingas to their mix of young talent. Adding Lillard could be the cherry on top for an unstoppable force in Boston. At the same time, the Clippers adding Dame could create a deadly new big 3 with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. However, the return is bound to be massive for the services of Lillard.
Whatever the case may be, it feels like this trade is in its infancy stages. It seems that Portland is in no rush to send Lillard off. As well as, potential suitors seem to be weighing out what it could cost to bring the MVP candidate to their organization.