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C.J. McCollum has been moved to the New Orleans Pelicans, does that mean Damian Lillard is looking to leave the Portland Trail Blazers?
While plenty of young stars found new places to play and new cities to call home, Lillard has seemingly made the choice to stick it out with the Trail Blazers ever since Portland selected him in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft.
However, as Draymond Green points out, Lillard is currently 31 years old and is about to turn 32. Lillard won’t be getting any younger and the Trail Blazers made a monumental decision to trade C.J. McCollum away.
What does Lillard’s future look like right now? How patient will he continue to be? Will Lillard be leaving town soon?
On the Draymond Green Show, here’s what Lillard had to say on his future with the Trail Blazers.
Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard addresses future with Portland during interview with Draymond Green
As Green points out, Lillard’s goal is to win a championship, but more importantly it looks like Lillard is remaining committed to winning a championship in Portland. And that’s not exactly an easy thing to do.
However, Lillard definitely seems to believe the Trail Blazers are close and can have a breakthrough. With the cap space that was gained by moving McCollum and the talent that is currently present in Portland, Lillard thinks there’s a chance if everything comes together and everyone executes.
Also, it’s definitely worth noting how good of an interview this is.
Green gives Lillard the space to drive the conversation and share all of his thoughts while gently guiding and shaping the discussion with his questions.
It’s not groundbreaking, world-changing journalism, but that’s not what it’s supposed to be. Sometimes it’s good to just have something simple. This is an enjoyable conversation to listen in to. Green seems to be really, really good at this.
As a fan, this provides all sorts of great insight and it’s delivered well. Kudos to the folks behind the Draymond Green Show for making it a reality.
Check out the full conversation between Lillard and Green here: