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

LA Times

07-17-2021

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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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.