‘Demand for Trade’ NBA Lillard Goes to Milwaukee in Triangular Trade
Damien Lillard of the National Basketball Association (NBA), who requested a trade, is moving to the Milwaukee Bucks.
ESPN reported on the 28th (Korean time) that Milwaukee would acquire Portland Trail Blazers guard Lillard through a triangular trade.
The media quoted a source as saying, “Portland gave Lillard to Milwaukee and exchanged Jrue Holiday,
a 2029 first-round unprotected pick, and picks in 2028 and 2030 from Milwaukee.”
Additionally, Portland received DeAndre Ayton and Toumani Kamara from Phoenix,
gave Jusup Nurkic, Nasir Little, and Kean Johnson to Phoenix. 카지노
Phoenix also acquires Grayson Allen from Milwaukee.
If Lillard’s recruitment is confirmed, Milwaukee will boast a powerful force in addition to Giannis Antetokounmpo,
who was selected to the NBA’s top 5 first team last season.
Born in 1990, Damien Lillard is a ‘franchise star’ who has played exclusively for this team since being selected by Portland with the 6th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
He received the Rookie of the Year Award in 2013, was selected as an All-Star seven times,
won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. national team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
In the 2022-2023 season, he averaged 32.2 points, 7.3 assists, and 4.8 rebounds in the regular league.
However, last July, it was reported that Portland general manager Joe Cronin directly requested a trade,
saying Lillard “has made it known that he wants to play elsewhere.”
Lillard’s request for a trade appears to be due to his ‘thirst’ for winning.
The Associated Press explained, “Lillard wanted to compete for a championship, and after playing in Portland for 11 years,
he decided to go to a championship team.”
The Associated Press predicted the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, and American sports media ESPN predicted Miami,
LA Clippers, and Philadelphia 76ers as Lillard’s likely destinations.
Portland’s best performance since joining Lillard was reaching the Western Conference finals once in the 2018-2019 season.