In a league where superstars are drawn to other teams in search of championships, Lillard has repeatedly demonstrated that he’s loyal to the city of Portland and the Blazers franchise.
However, whether he has a chance to win the championship with Portland is still a question, and if not, it could affect his career legacy.
On Tuesday, Emmanuel Acho said he believes with Lillard’s focus on long-term security, he has somewhat of an easy exit.
“We always punish Kevin Durant, saying that he got out easily. Says he participated golden empire warriors to win chips. But will Damian Lillard get out easily? I don’t expect the Blazers to be competing for a title this year, and Marcellus WileyMy co-hosts, don’t expect them to be competing for a title this year.
“But Damian Lillard will make $122 million over the next two years knowing his team can’t afford to compete for a title. Know that no one is expecting to see the Blazers compete for a title. Damian will make $258 millions over the next 5 years, knowing that the Blazers have no expectation of winning, and he, himself, has no expectation of winning either.”
Last season, Portland finished 27-55, and Lillard – a 10-year and six-time NBA All-Star veteran – averaged 24.0 points, 7.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds in just 29 battle, before abdominal surgery in mid-January, caused. he will miss the rest of the season.
Along with Lillard next season will be Anfernee SimonsThe 23-year-old, a rising star of the Blazers, who averaged 17.3 points with 40.5% shot from 3. Portland also traded for Jerami Grantwho averaged 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds last season for Detroit Pistons.
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