(Photo : Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA – NBA athlete Damian Lillard attends Game Three of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets at Footprint Center.
In an interview, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard confirmed that he made a commerce request however correctly selected to not elaborate on that additional.
The seven-time All-Star, nonetheless, made it clear that whereas he did make that request, his coronary heart and all of the issues he has began for Portland stay and that he intends to complete it.
“I can say that there was [a trade request] and I would just prefer not to speak on the Trail Blazers,” the 33-year-old cager acknowledged.
Lillard gave his take throughout an unique interview by Andscape at Formula Zero Elite Camp final August 18.
It was comprehensible that the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year was being cautious about what he would say to anybody relating to the Blazers and the celebrated commerce request.
Besides, the league had already despatched out a memo to all NBA groups relating to the Lillard case, ESPN reported.
Should Lillard or his agent, Aaron Goodwin, make any future feedback that got here near suggesting that the All-Star guard wouldn’t absolutely carry out the providers referred to as for below his contract within the occasion of a commerce, the sixth general choose of the 2012 NBA Draft can be topic to disciplinary motion.
One can solely consult with the case of James Harden of the Philadelphia 76ers, who drew a hefty $100,000 superb for his feedback whereas he was in China. That, nonetheless, is being contested by the National Basketball Players Association.
Dame will end what he began
Although he seems to be leaving the Trail Blazers, Lillard clarified that his love for Portland stays.
“Every initiative that I’ve started, I’ll continue and I’ll finish regardless of anything. The love will be that because the way I’ve said I feel about Portland is how I feel about Portland. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. It’s been fine. It’s been what it’s always been …” Lillard stated.
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