NBA News – Damian Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Damian Lillard with the sixth overall pick in 2012. (Amanda Loman/Getty Images)  Breaking News:  Trail Blazers Lillard Request a Trade – Damian Lillard‘s faith in the Portland Trail Blazers‘ ability to build a championship contender around him has finally reached a breaking point, as the seven-time All-Star point guard requested a trade from the franchise that selected him No. 6 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, according to Yahoo Sports’ Vince Goodwill. Lillard is owed $216.2 million over the next four seasons, including $63.2 million in the 2026-27 campaign. The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets are the only teams on his list, per Goodwill, as the Philadelphia 76ers are not a preferred destination. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the Blazers “have been informed” that Lillard’s request is to be traded to the Heat. Read more at:  (Ben Rohrbach/Y!Sports) 

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