Damian Lillard trade demand: It’s not true, says Trail Blazers star

LA Times


I’ll start off the rift and say it’s not true,” Lillard said of the reports. Discussing the possibilities A report that Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard will ask for a trade has ignited speculation on where he might land. “What I can say is my intention in my heart is always been set in being in a Trail Blazers uniform for my entire career. I want to win it all in a Trail Blazers uniform. As the interview went on, Lillard was asked if he expects to be in a Portland uniform when the season starts.


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DEADSPIN - It’s a Dame shame
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Portland isn’t a sports town — i t’s a Blazers town. In 2014, in his second season, Lillard led Portland from 11th-place in the West for the second straight year, to finishing fifth in the west and making the playoffs. In the first round against the Houston Rockets, Lillard gave Portland fans the greatest shot in franchise history. Despite never making an NBA Finals appearance, Lillard has given us passion, culture, a team identity, and character. No matter how it unfolds in the coming days, it will always be Dame Time in Portland.

ESPN - Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard denies making trade request, hopes for big changes
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Damian Lillard denies reports he's requested a trade, but says he's made it clear to the Trail Blazers he wants to compete for a title. What I can say is my intentions and my heart has always been set on being in a Trail Blazers uniform for my entire career," Lillard said after Team USA practice Friday at UNLV. And I want to win it all in a Trail Blazers uniform. Lillard has been having conversations about the Blazers' offseason plans with team governor Jody Allen and general manager Neil Olshey. Lillard said he expects to be in a Blazers uniform next season but also left himself a lot of wiggle room.

NEW YORK POST - Damian Lillard hasn’t decided on his Blazers future yet
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Damian Lillard denied a report he will ask for a trade in the coming days, but added Friday from Las Vegas he still hasn’t decided about his future with the Trail Blazers. Lillard confirmed he planned to meet with new Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups and general manager Neil Olshey in Las Vegas on Friday night to discuss his future. Lillard, making his remarks after Team USA’s practice, still said his future is very much in the air. My intention in my heart is to always be in a Trail Blazers uniform for my entire career. “But the team as is going into next season, I don’t see how you can say it’s a championship team,” Lillard said.

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Lillard wants Blazers to step up pursuit of championship
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United States' Damian Lillard (6) brings the ball up court against Argentina during the first half of an exhibition basketball game in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Damian Lillard said Friday he has not requested a trade but wants the Portland Trail Blazers to be more urgent in their pursuit of a championship. “But I just think we’ve reached that point where it’s like, OK, but it’s not enough. “I want to win it all in a Trail Blazers uniform but we all have to be making strides toward that,” Lillard said. “I think the best way to put it is just be more urgent,” Lillard said.