NBA Trade Rumors: Predicting realistic Damian Lillard trades to Heat, Nets

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NBA Trade Rumors: What a possible trade of Damian Lillard to the Miami Heat or Brooklyn Nets would look like this offseason.

The Portland Trail Blazers have some big decisions to make over the next couple of weeks. Heading into the 2023 NBA Draft, the Blazers must decide if they’re ready to lean into a rebuild or if they’re open and willing to give up everything for a shot to build a contender around Damian Lillard.

Lillard has made it clear that he either wants to see the Blazers go all-in this summer to build a contender around him or it’s probably time for him to ask for a trade. That’s something that the Blazers must figure out over the next week and a half heading into the NBA Draft.

What could a Damian Lillard trade look like?

Over the next couple of weeks, especially if the Blazers don’t end up adding a veteran star, this noise surrounding a Lillard trade is only going to grow louder and louder. So, what could the framework of a Lillard trade look like?

Let’s be abundantly clear. We are not close to Damian Lillard being traded. In fact, there’s not even a guarantee that he will ask for a trade away from the Blazers this offseason. This is simply a possibility that could arise this offseason. And if it does, we explore what this possible trade could look like with what will likely appear to be two of Lillard’s top destinations.