Blazers star Damian Lillard breaks silence on trade rumors
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has seen his name involved in numerous trade rumors since the Blazers were knocked out in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. He’s voiced his desire to win titles, but Dame is also committed to the city of Portland.
Lillard finally broke his silence on the proposed rumors and had a very real response to this whole saga:
#Blazers Damian Lillard on trade rumors: "There's a lot of things being said and words being put in my mouth — and I haven't said anything."
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) July 8, 2021
The Blazers guard definitely has a point. There was a Yahoo report that came out a few months ago about Lillard’s displeasure with the organization, but Dame didn’t have a lot to say about it. The Blazers also just canned Terry Stotts and hired Chauncey Billups, who was apparently one of Lillard’s top candidates for the next head coach in Portland.
The championship window with the Blazers is slowly closing and it does seem unlikely that Lillard will get his chance to win it all in Oregon. But, with a new boss coming in that Dame approves of, it does seem unlikely that he gets traded, although all other 29 teams would be salivating at the mouth to acquire a player of Damian Lillard’s caliber.
The drama and trade talks with certainly continue, but Lillard has made one thing clear: he’s staying silent.