Damian Lillard trade rumors: Trail Blazers increasing frequency of discussions ahead of training camp

Damian Lillard asked for a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers over 2 months back, however has actually not yet gotten his desire. It’s possible that might alter quickly, nevertheless, as NBA training school are now simply a couple of weeks away, and the Blazers are increasing the frequency of their trade talks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. 

ESPN’s veteran NBA press reporter was on television on Friday to offer an upgrade on the scenario, and while there’s been no significant shift in the status quo, he did keep in mind that the Blazers have actually been even more active just recently than they were for much of the summer season. Here’s Wojnarowski:

“My sense is that the Blazers have done a lot more talking with teams in the last say 10 to 14 days than they did probably in at least a month plus prior. And a big part of that is the league is back to work now after Labor Day, and training camp is starting to approach. And that’s the next real deadline in this process.

“But I believe Portland, what they have actually been attempting to do, is see how they might assemble multi-team offers that would get them the properties that they would desire: draft choices, young gamers. There may be a group that their finest property is a veteran gamer that does not intrigue the Blazers, however there’s a 3rd group who may wish to handle that veteran and after that send out whether it’s a young gamer or choices in part to Portland.

“So I think they’ve been in communication with a lot of teams trying to find a structure of a deal that can get them a Damian Lillard trade. We’ll see now how much traction they can get between now and the start of camp.”

Training camps for a bulk of groups, consisting of the Blazers, will open around the league on Oct. 3. (Those groups taking part in preseason video games overseas can start camp early on Sept. 27.) If an offer is refrained from doing already, it will develop an uncomfortable scenario where Lillard either needs to report to camp with a group he has actually honestly specified he does not wish to bet any longer, or hold out and run the risk of losing cash and harming his track record.  

While the Blazers undoubtedly wish to get the very best offer possible, which is why they have not shot on sending out Lillard to his favored location of the Miami Heat, they will likewise wish to prevent additional drama. Unless Liillard is going to be with the group for a considerable part of the season, having him in camp will be a huge interruption for a young group that is beginning a restore. 

There’s no warranty an offer gets done prior to the start of camp, however it’s clear the Blazers now have a sense of seriousness that wasn’t there for much of the summer season. 

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