Rumors and potential trades continue to surround Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers, the latest of which has Dame heading to the Northeast.
Lillard wants to play for the Miami Heat; that has been made nauseatingly clear. But realistically, it doesn’t matter where the Trail Blazers send him. Portland General Manager Joe Cronin has publicly stated numerous times he’s going to do what’s best for the franchise, which is what he should be doing.
At this point, that means not accepting the Heat’s offer.
But what are the other options?
Blazers trade Damian Lillard to Boston Celtics for spare parts in B/R proposal
Lillard said earlier this summer that he doesn’t want to play in Boston, but is he the type of person and player to hold out if he doesn’t land at his desired destination? Despite what his agent Aaron Goodwin says, no, he’s not.
Wherever Dame ends up next season – even if that’s in Portland, at least to begin with – he’s going to put on a jersey and play.
But what could a potential Blazers-Celtics trade look like, and would this proposal be worth it for Portland? (Hint: Absolutely not.)