Damian Lillard’s name has been all over the rumor mil so far this offseason after rumblings early in July about him potentially demanding a trade.
But here we are, a few weeks before training camp starts and two months before the NBA season, and Lillard has not yet made any such request. Nothing has materialized.
No one has made the Trail Blazers an offer they can’t refuse, either. All things considered, it looks as though Lillard is going to remain in Portland this season and see things through.
CJ McCollum seems to think so, too. He’s played with Lillard his entire career and the Blazers’ backcourt has a great relationship.
McCollum got on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast on Friday to talk about their relationship and what he’s seen from Dame. And, according to him, Lillard is “all in” with Portland this season.
That’s got to be refreshing for Blazers’ fans to hear at this point.
Of course, things can change at the drop of a dime. Lillard could decide one day that he wants to be traded and make the request. But it’s evident we’re not at that stage of things just yet.