Damian Lillard on leaving PDX:
— Landon Buford (@LandonBuford) August 25, 2021
In the 2020-21 season, he averaged 28.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. He knocked down 45.1 percent of his shots from the field and 39.1 percent of his shots from deep.
Lillard is one of the best scorers in the league, and he’s also an elite distributor. There’s virtually no question that he would make any team better if he were traded.
The Trail Blazers went 42-30 in the 2020-21 season and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. The organization has not made a trip to the NBA Finals during Lillard’s tenure with the team.
For an aging superstar like Lillard, it would make perfect sense if he ended up chasing an NBA title elsewhere.