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Damian Lillard talks about his future retirement from the NBA

Throughout the last year and a half, the NBA Rumors have not stopped pointing out the possible departure of Damian Lillard of Portland Trail Blazer


Throughout the last year and a half, the NBA Rumors have not stopped pointing out the possible departure of Damian Lillard of Portland Trail Blazers.

The path that the Oregon franchise was taking, moving away from the most competitive projects in the league and stalking the positions that lead to ‘tanking’, it did not make much sense that the point guard wasted the best years of his career in a team without aspirations.

However, the good summer of the Blazers themselves (with additions such as Jerami Grant and Gary Payton II) led Lillard to agree to an extension for two more seasons with the team of his life. In addition, in his latest statements, Damian has spoken about his intentions in the face of a future withdrawal.

“I will always do what I feel is best for me and what my heart tells me to do,” Damian Lillard said. “I’ve had a number of people close to me tell me I should get out of here, but I have tremendous loyalty to this organization.”

With eyes on the playoffs

The 2022/23 season of the NBA it has to be the Portland Trail Blazers that leads the franchise back to the playoff spots. The potential starting quintet points to it, with the following names:

  • Damian Lillard
  • Anfernee Simons
  • Josh Hart
  • Jerami Grant
  • Jusuf Nurkic