1. Blazers get Bam for Dame
This would be Portland’s dream scenario if they have to trade Damian Lillard to the Miami Heat. They have coveted Bam Adebayo for years and now is their only chance to pry him away from South Beach. The Heat may instantly reject this offer, but it is worth putting on the table.
This gives the Trail Blazers an immediate superstar replacement and one that fits better with their roster. Miami needs a point guard and the Blazers need a center upgrade. This could be a win-win for both sides, but the Heat have shown zero interest in trading Bam.
Package two is the most likely option, but the Portland Trail Blazers should try everything before trading Damian Lillard. It is not often that any franchise gets a superstar player. Lillard is one, and the Blazers have to maximize the return they get for him. That only happens if they turn over every stone.
Will the Portland Trail Blazers trade Damian Lillard? Does he end up on the Miami Heat next to Jimmy Butler? Can a surprise team swoop in and secure his services? Lillard wants to win a ring, but where will he get his next chance? This will be fascinating to watch unfold, so please stay tuned for all the latest.