An era ends in Portland
Damian Lillard reportedly requests a trade
BY HENRY ABBOTT and DAVID THORPE
HENRY: David, you wrote a story that we published recently about, you know, the young teams, and it just struck me this Lillard thing—he’s a wonderful player. He has been the definition of the Blazer franchise for so long. But he’s keeping them from joining your list.
And it’s that old thing as a fan: do you want to be on a path to a championship, or are you comfortable where you are?
Because of the way the salary cap works, my thought is that post-Dame, the Blazers get a shot to join your list. And it might be hurtful today to Blazer fans, but I feel like over the next half decade, it’s going to be so much more fun than if they’d kept Lillard.
DAVID: This is what you’ve been writing about for a long time and certainly a lot recently—your love of Damian Lillard—and fe…
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