Yesterday, we reported on the Portland Trail Blazers’ hesitancy to engage in a trade deal that would send point guard Damian Lillard to the Miami Heat. The blame has been placed on the Blazers’ general manager, who seems less interested in the potential trade.
As the situation develops, other experts are also expressing their opinions, suggesting that the Blazers are increasingly reluctant to part ways with their star point guard, Damian Lillard.
Today, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst shared his thoughts on the ongoing trade saga. During a sports talk show, he stated, “As I talk to executives and agents throughout the league, I haven’t come across another team seriously making an offer for Damian Lillard at this time. I believe the Heat can’t either.”
Brian Windhorst – I can’t identify another team in the Damian Lillard pursuit pic.twitter.com/Mrf2OMrHxZ
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Despite the initial interest shown by several teams like the Boston Celtics and the 76ers in acquiring the point guard, Damian Lillard’s preference seems to be solely for the Miami Heat, leading other franchises to lose interest in pursuing him.
Damian Lillard has played 11 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, achieving remarkable statistics and setting franchise records. It has been exactly a month since he made his trade request, but it seems that no significant progress has been made so far.
Whether Lillard will eventually join the Miami Heat or not remains uncertain, and only time and Joe Cronin’s decision will reveal the outcome.