The Portland Trail Blazers’ star point guard, Damian Lillard, has been the talk of the town throughout the NBA trade window. The player requested a trade to the Miami Heat on the first day, and today, even after 11 weeks, he is still on the Blazers’ roster. The major reason for the failure of the trade is the huge package that the Blazers are demanding in return for their star. Although the Heat are still trying to involve a third team to happen, no concrete progress has been made yet.
The Blazers are now listening to offers from other teams as well, but Damian has not given up on the hopes of being a Heat player. He recently reposted a story that had his picture with future heat legend written over it but deleted that later. Will the Blazers let him move to his preferred destination? Here is all the information you need about Damian Lillard and his situation with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Damian Lillard trade might be happening very soon
ESPN sources on Damian Lillard
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN says the following in a video interview:
“My sense is that the Blazers have done a lot more talking with teams in the last, say 10 to 14 days, than they did probably in at least a month plus prior,”
“But I think Portland, what they’ve been trying to do is see how they could put together multi-team deals that would get them the assets that they would want. Draft picks, young players. There might be a team that their best asset is a veteran player that doesn’t interest the Blazers, but there’s a third team who might want to take on that veteran and then send whether it’s a young player or picks in part to Portland.”
What do the Blazers want for Damian Lillard?
The Blazers expect three to four players and at least four draft picks in return for their point guard. The package that the Blazers want is something a lot of teams can not afford. The Blazers are in talks with a few teams to find the next destination for Damian. Will any team manage to satisfy the Blazers?
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— Hoops (@HoopMixOnly) September 17, 2023
How did Damian Lillard perform last season?
The Weber State Wildcats product played 58 games for the Blazers last season and averaged 32.2 points, 7.3 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc. No matter how many people think that the Blazers want too much in return, the Blazers’ #0 justifies the price.
ESPN Sources: The Heat are working on a trade to acquire the Blazers’ Damian Lillard in a three-team deal that sends Tyler Herro to the Nets. Brooklyn is sending Ben Simmons and Royce O’Neale to Portland. Sides still have more work to do an agreement.
— Adrian Wojnarrowskí (@wojzspen) September 18, 2023
What is the situation between Damian Lillard and the Blazers?
The Blazers want to trade the 33-year-old to a team which gives them the best returns while the player has warned that if he gets traded to any other team than the Heat, he might not show up for the training camp.
Will the Heat manage to acquire Damian? Will any other team sign an unhappy Damian from the Blazers? We’ll keep you updated.