Damian Lillard has spent his whole NBA profession to this point with the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite critical curiosity in him from different groups, he remained loyal to the crew that drafted him in 2012.
Just earlier than the commerce deadline Portland made a significant transfer by buying and selling Lillard’s shut buddy and one of many crew’s stars CJ McCollum. He, like Dame, performed for the Trail Blazers since his rookie yr.
The commerce signalled a brand new chapter in Portland, inflicting speculations that Lillard would be the subsequent to maneuver. The 31-year-old level guard has stated beforehand that he’s not serious about enjoying for draft picks.
However, it has been reported that the Blazers should not planning to explode the crew and as an alternative are going to construct round Lillard to stay aggressive. It seems that the celebrity is on board.
“I’m loyal to what I believe,” Lillard tells Complex Sports. “I do love living in Portland. I do love playing for the Trail Blazers. But I’ve built this. I’ve been part of this for 10 years. I’ve been part of the change here and us being a successful franchise. I know what means something to me in my heart. And that’s winning a championship here.”
Lillard is at present recovering from a surgical procedure and can be evaluated within the coming weeks. This season he appeared in 29 video games for Portland averaging 24 factors, 4.1 rebounds and seven.3 assists in 36.4 minutes per recreation.