San Antonio Spurs Emerge As Dark Horse In The Damian Lillard Sweepstakes
The Portland Trail Blazers fell short of making the NBA playoffs last season but found themselves in a unique position to add a promising young talent to their roster by selecting Scoot Henderson with the third overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
While Henderson’s addition brings optimism to the team, it’s important to consider that his impact may not be immediate and does not guarantee the star-level performance necessary for the Blazers to become a championship contender.
This stands in contrasts to the preferences of Blazers superstar Damian Lillard, who wishes to play alongside experienced players capable of making immediate impact. As a result, Lillard has officially requested a trade. While his dream destination are the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs could be another team to play a role in the Lillard sweepstakes.
Ramona Shelburne reports that the All-Star has a deep respect for the Spurs organization.
The Heat is Lillard’s preference here. But he also has a deep respect for the San Antonio Spurs organization, sources told ESPN. https://t.co/IXhiZwJ24V
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2023