Damian Lillard has been playing with the Trail Blazers since being selected by Portland with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
But in the near future, will his team change? According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, it might.
Haynes reports that there are two factors May push Lillard out of the door In Portland. First, according to Haynes’ sources, Lillard is worried about whether Portland can build a competitor around him. The Trail Blazers have been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs four times in the past five seasons.
Second, the source said that Lillard was dissatisfied with Portland’s process of hiring new coaches and the backlash caused by this move.Lillard is particularly disturbed by the Blazers’ offense Report selection Chauncey Billups, As outlined by Haynes.
Lillard has always been loyal to Portland, largely because of his huge fan base. But in the past few days, he has seen some of the same fans attacking him on social media because he was not involved in the perfect coaching hiring, the source said.
(Update: ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Sunday night Billups and the Trail Blazers have reached a five-year contract, and Billups will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday. )
Lillard Tell The Athletic After Tristotz left, he liked Billups and Jason Kidd as potential coaching options. But both candidates are carrying luggage.Billups is Charged with rape in 1997 Kidd Admit abusive spouse in year 2001.
As a result, after the team decided to hire Billups, fans pursued Lillard on Twitter. Lillard defended himself in a conversation with a distraught fan.
really? Someone asked me which coaches I liked among the names I “heared”, and I named them. Sorry, I don’t know their history, I didn’t read the news when I was 7/8 years old.I don’t support those things…but if this is the route you all want to come to me…let’s talk less https://t.co/N1GPkX3Ohd
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 26, 2022
Obviously, Lillard was not satisfied with the news he received. The next morning after he responded to the above tweet, he sent a mysterious message from his account.
“Sometimes, it’s not people that change. It’s the mask that falls off”
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 27, 2022
Will Lillard talk about Portland fans? Maybe, although only he knew it.
Either way, Lillard seems to be dissatisfied with those who pin Billups’ decision on him.
This may be just some passing frustration of Lillard, but his state is worth paying attention to during the NBA offseason. He has always expressed his desire to stay in Portland, but maybe things will change after this controversy.