If in the dictionary of the NBA the definition of loyalty is sought one of the best meanings are two words: Damian Lillard. With an undeniable commitment to Portland Trail Blazers, the base statements after elimination in the first round of playoffs with Denver Nuggets they did not stop surprising. Los Angeles Lakers pay close attention.
Lillard was upset because even though the Nuggets didn’t have one of the team’s two stars, Jamal Murray, Portland fell short, lost the series and said goodbye to the Playoffs. What the Blazers have been doing is not enough for Dame to reach an NBA Finals and this seems to have started to bother him.
Damian Lillard’s statements were joined by a post on Instagram that opened the door a little more for a possible departure from the Blazers. How long should I stay dedicated? How long until opportunity meets preparation? ”, wrote the base quoting the lyrics of a song and… Boom! Rumors broke out.
On ESPN’s First Take, renowned NBA-covering journalist Stephen A. Smith reported the four teams that have shown the most interest in Lillard and some have even dared to ask the Portland Trail Blazers the conditions of a possible exchange.
The four teams interested in Damian Lillard
“There have been several calls (to the Blazers). There are a lot of teams, about six or seven different teams that think they can get their hands on it, they think they have one. One of them includes the New York Knicks, who are slated to have about $ 75 million in cap space along with a few picks. But also, the Clippers, the Miami Heat and who knows what the Lakers will try to do. Stay tuned”, informó Stephen A. Smith.
Damian Lillard’s contract with Portland Trail Blazers
The departure of Damian Lillard has a great impediment and it is the contract he has in Portland Trail Blazers, since he signed an extension on July 6, 2019 that has him linked until the 2024-25 season with a season salary in excess of $ 40 million from the 2022-23 season.