With talks with the Heat at a contentious standstill, the Trail Blazers recently engaged teams across the NBA, including the Celtics, about potential Damian Lillard deals.
Report: Milwaukee Bucks land Damian Lillard in three-team tradeThe Milwaukee Bucks are acquiring Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a massive three-team trade involving the Phoenix Suns, according to reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Milwaukee Bucks altered the NBA landscape on Wednesday, swinging a deal for seven-time All-Star Damian Lillard.
The move may propel the Bucks to their second championship in four years. It at least figures to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee beyond this season.
But according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, as talks between the Portland Trail Blazers and Miami Heat remained at a contentious standstill, the latter began engaging in serious trade talks across the Association on Sep. 18.
Those discussions reportedly include conversations with the Boston Celtics. Along with them and the Bucks, Charania cites the Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Timberwolves as registering interest in acquiring Lillard.
As previously detailed, Jayson Tatum tried recruiting the seven-time All-NBA selection to Boston this summer, something the Celtics would’ve had to pay a steep price to accomplish, especially after parting with Marcus Smart to land Kristaps Porzingis.