As every year, before the start of the season, various news and rumors about the future of basketball begin. When it comes to one of the biggest names in NBA basketball today, Damian Lillard, surely all eyes are on him. The public has already learned about his desire to leave Portland, now it remains to be seen which club Lillard will go to.
Portland basketball player Damian Lillard confirmed that he is looking for a trade from that NBA team. Since the start of the saga that has lasted since the end of the season, it was said that the Miami Heat was the only option, but apparently things have changed now and a large number of teams are in the game.
At the end of the season, Lillard pointed out that he wanted to change the center, and at that time, the media in the USA thought that this team was his preferred destination because of his statements, as well as those of Jimmy Butler, the Miami player.
However, as time progressed, a large number of clubs joined the game, claims Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the most influential basketball journalists in America.
Many teams are fighting to sign Damian Lillard, it will be very exciting and uncertain
The interest of many clubs alone speaks volumes for the kind of player Lillard is, and everyone is racing to sign him.
It is certain that he could prevail in some weaker teams, but of course also in the biggest ones. Some said that his time has passed, that he doesn't play as well as before, but again, half of the NBA is interested in him. Among the teams that are currently close to Lillard's signature are Chicago and Toronto from the Eastern Conference and Utah and Phoenix from the West, while the point guard from Portland is far from the first desire of the Miami Heat.
The basketball player confirmed that he requested a trade and emphasized that he did not want to talk about Portland. The Blazers have set the trade deadline for October 2nd. Lillard spent 11 years in Portland and left a big mark, but he didn't manage to get a ring. Last year he was included in the third best five in the league, averaging 32 points, seven rebounds and five assists.