The trade rumors continue to swirl as the Portland Trail Blazers keep popping up in discussions. Of all of the teams in the NBA, they seem to be the ones who will most likely make a blockbuster deal. Whether it's CJ McCollum or Damian Lillard, no one sure, however, all of the interest is on the latter. Lillard is undoubtedly a top point guard in the league and arguably the best in the NBA right now. To obtain him, a franchise will have to give up a ton, as Lillard is a franchise player in his prime.

One team that can afford to dish away some draft capital is the Houston Rockets. They've acquired 11 first-round picks between 2021 and 2027. Houston is in a full rebuild and could be trading some of those valuable picks away for an elite player. So why not make an offer for Damian Lillard?

For the Trail Blazers, they could be walking away with a haul of players and picks without giving up the core of their roster. Sure, they lose their superstar point guard but could replace him with a talented prospect while increasing the team's depth. As for the Rockets, they bring in an elite superstar and still have the money and draft capital to build a solid roster around him. With that said, here is the perfect trade the Rockets must offer to acquire Damian Lillard from the Trail Blazers.

Trade Christian Wood, Eric Gordon, Kevin Porter Jr., Jae'Sean Tate, 2021 2nd Overall Pick, and two future first-round picks for Damian Lillard

Talk about a hall. The Blazers pick up a rising star in Christian Wood and two solid prospects in Kevin Porter Jr. and Jae'Sean Tate. Eric Gordon is a part of the deal to make the trade work financially, but he's a great role player that could help the Blazers improve. Additionally, the multiple first-round selections give Portland the pieces to build the roster for the future. Another possibility would be to use those new draft picks to acquire a new superstar to the roster, which might be the best decision for the Blazers in this scenario.

The Rockets give themselves Damian Lillard. A top-two point guard in the league to build their team around. Houston would still have John Wall on the roster, but there's a chance they find a trade partner for him soon. Houston would have a ton of cap space leftover as well, so they could make one or two big signings in free agency to give Lillard some help. The Rockets could suddenly go from being one of the worst teams in the league to one of the best after a busy offseason.

Both teams would receive what they're looking for as this trade sets the base for both franchises. Portland and Houston would likely make more moves after this trade, but it's a nice start for both of them. There still is no word on whether or not Lillard is actually available, but the Rockets should give the Trail Blazers a call regardless.