There’s a possibility that Damian Lillard won’t be traded to the Miami Heat by the start of training camp.
The Damian Lillard trade situation has been relatively quiet recently, particularly with the FIBA World Cup ongoing. However, it’s now gaining media attention.
The likelihood of Dame joining the Miami Heat appears to be fading because Portland Trail Blazers’ General Manager, Joe Cronin, is reportedly uninterested in the assets offered by the Heat to acquire Damian Lillard.
Even though Lillard has consistently expressed his strong desire to be traded solely to the Miami Heat, this preference doesn’t seem to align with the current situation.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on NBA Today, both the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard might be ready for Lillard to commence training camp without a trade.
You can find the pertinent quotes around the 1:15 mark of the video.
The Portland Trail Blazers is fully prepared , and it seems Damian Lillard might also be poised for the possibility that he’ll start this training camp with the team.
If you’re the Blazers, the plan is to wait and observe how things unfold in the first 20 to 25 games of the season to understand which direction teams are heading.
Damian Lillard made his trade request on July 1, and he remains steadfast in his desire to join the Miami Heat.
Nevertheless, the Blazers and Heat have not been able to strike a deal yet that would send Lillard to Miami while ensuring adequate compensation for the star guard.