Odds Damian Lillard gets traded this offseason to Dallas Mavericks or 28 other teams
The Portland Trail Blazers are not looking to trade Damian Lillard. He has four years and $196 million remaining on his contract. Lillard is coming off his sixth All-Star appearance and sixth All-NBA selection. The 30-year-old is in his prime, one of the best clutch performers in all of sports, and a fantastic leader.
Lillard would have to force a trade to be on the move this offseason. Will he do that? For the first time in his career, there have been rumblings.
It could hinge on how Portland improves their roster. They have no cap space and already traded their first-round pick. The Blazers will have to explore the trade market. They may struggle to get the necessary pieces in place to keep Lillard happy and committed to the organization.
Odds Damian Lillard gets traded this offseason: 40 percent
Lillard would have to demand a trade and Portland has no reason to act fast. They could do what the Rockets did with James Harden and drag it into the regular season. For the first time in his NBA career, the odds of Dame moving are relatively high.
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