Woj: Damian Lillard talks heat up, no deal yet
Following several reports on Thursday indicating that the Trail Blazers seem to be intensifying their attempts to trade Damian Lillard before the start of training camp, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski concurred with this viewpoint on Friday.
On NBA Today, he stated that Portland is exhibiting the demeanor of a team keen on finalizing a deal before the commencement of camps.
However, Wojnarowski noted that the Blazers have not made significant progress in reaching an agreement. They are still engaged in discussions with different teams and exploring various trade scenarios involving multiple teams.
“Those talks have intensified, but still, there’s no trade imminent,” Wojnarowski said. “… You have Portland trying to not only talk to teams who have an interest in Lillard, but lots of teams who’d like to get in on a bigger deal.
“Can they pick up a couple draft picks to take on some money? Is there a need that they have that they can get in a three- or four-team trade? So Portland is exhausting all of those conversations this week.”
— Hoops Rumors (@HoopsRumors) September 22, 2023