As many speculated Lillard would soon request a trade to move on from Portland, the 76ers became a team consistently linked to the veteran All-Star.
But at this point, Lillard’s made it pretty clear he’s going to give the Blazers a shot to start the season.
“Damian Lillard is not gonna force his way out just yet, and I don’t think he’s as high on him in Philly as the rest of us are,” Broussard said after addressing Simmons’ mindset.
Regardless of how Lillard feels about the Sixers or the Knicks, neither franchise is getting the star guard anytime soon. As Lillard intends to start the 2021-2022 season in Portland, inquiring teams will have to wait it out and see how the Blazers start the season before they have any shot at landing Lillard.