The other star targeted by Miami if they fail for Lillard
While the future of Damian Lillard seems uncertain in Portland, the big teams are closely following the rest of this soap opera. Among them, the Heat, which however has a plan B in the event of failure in this matter. Fortunately for them, you don’t have to look far.
After another premature elimination in the playoffs, the Blazers begin a rather risky offseason. Terry Stotts is no longer in charge of coaching, when Damian Lillard made a mistake when talking about his replacement. Now Portland must find other names, but the rumors are present.
Because it perhaps smacks of departure for Dame, not at all happy after this new failure in postseason. If he wants to end his career in Oregon, he also wants to be successful, and make sure his team is headed in the right direction. His recently deleted Instagram post is proof that the frustration is there.
Lately, we have had the right to other indiscretions: an insider mentioned 4 teams on the Lillard file, including the Lakers, as well as the Heat. The Florida franchise wants to improve its backcourt preferably with a big leader. However, and if that fails, the front office would already have a plan B.
In his recent paper for CNBC, Jabari Young discusses Miami’s strategy for the future. That’s good, we were talking about this Sunday a 6 player trade to send the star to Florida. If the Lillard soap opera fails, CJ McCollum could be targeted:
A Western Conference executive raised the idea of the Clippers trading Paul George this summer if the team fails to meet their goals. A possible package with CJ McCollum also exists. If Miami can’t be successful in attracting Lillard, McCollum could also be an option.
Clearly, not sure that the Blazers manage to keep their roster intact. But should the franchise opt for this choice? Not at all, not after so many failures over the years. We expect movement in Oregon, whether it is to solidify the workforce, or to turn it upside down.
The Lillard / McCollum duo is struggling to convince over time, and a new association is necessary. The full-back, running at 23.1 points and 4.7 assists, could be useful in a title contender, but at what cost? The rumors are only just beginning, but don’t be surprised to see some action in Portland.
Miami is already preparing for a summer that promises to be explosive, whether Damian Lillard is there at the finish or not. Pat Riley wants to shake up the market, and has made the Blazers his priority. It’s time for a change in Oregon.