After a Team USA practice in Las Vegas today, Damian Lillard addressed rumors surrouding his future with the Portland Trail Blazers:
This morning, a report from TrueHoop said that a source close to Lillard believes he would request a trade from the Trail Blazers in the next few days. Lillard is denying the rumors, but did note that he has no certain plans at this time.
But one this is certain fron Lillard's quotes: he does not feel the Trail Blazers, as currently constructed, are a championship caliber team.
Damian Lillard: "I don't disagree that maybe Chauncey can change our team and make us a better team. But I think if you look at our team as it is, I don't see how you say 'this is a championship team, we just need a new coach.'"— Sean Highkin (@highkin) July 16, 2021