The Portland Path Blazers have ramped up discussions on a Damian Lillard commerce over the previous few weeks. Lillard requested a commerce from the Blazers to the Miami Warmth on July 1st and talks have been gradual to develop.
“My sense is that the Blazers have achieved much more speaking with groups within the final, say 10 to 14 days, than they did in all probability in at the least a month plus prior,” mentioned Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN. “A giant a part of that’s the league is again to work now after Labor Day, and coaching camp is beginning to method. And that’s the subsequent actual deadline on this course of.
“However I feel Portland, what they’ve been making an attempt to do, is see how they may put collectively multi-team offers that might get them the belongings that they’d need. Draft picks, younger gamers. There is likely to be a workforce that their greatest asset is a veteran participant that doesn’t curiosity the Blazers, however there’s a 3rd workforce who would possibly need to tackle that veteran after which ship whether or not it’s a younger participant or picks partly to Portland.
“So I feel they’ve been in communication with lots of groups looking for a construction of a deal that may get them a Damian Lillard commerce. We’ll see now how a lot traction they will get between now and the beginning of camp.”
The Blazers are ready to carry Lillard into camp if he isn’t traded earlier than then.