Damian Lillard tweets cryptic messages in the midst of trade request drama. The initial publication of Damian Lillard’s cryptic tweets amid the trade request drama appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area. Thursday night, Damian Lillard appeared to weigh in on the conversation surrounding his trade request with a pair of tweets.
The point guard for the Portland Trail Blazers initially tweeted, “I’m amazed.” When a fellow Twitter user asked Lillard why he was astonished, he replied, “At how people could know so much and so little at the same time.”
Lillard has been criticized for allegedly attempting to force his way to the Heat after requesting a transfer.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported earlier on Thursday that Lillard’s counsel, Aaron Goodwin, has been discouraging teams from trading for the seven-time All-Star, stating that Lillard would be an “unhappy player” if he were to be traded to a city other than Miami. Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian added, citing a source, that Lillard has “no interest” in playing for the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, or Philadelphia 76ers — three teams that make sense as possible destinations.
These were merely the most recent reports indicating Lillard’s intention to join the Heat. Some have argued that the Blazers should respect the wishes of one of the franchise’s all-time finest players. Others, however, believe Portland should offer Lillard, who is under team control for three more seasons, the finest possible contract.
Portland reportedly has no interest in acquiring Miami’s top trade asset, Tyler Herro, which is a significant obstacle to a prospective trade with Miami. According to Wojnarowski, the Blazers have informed teams that they will only trade Lillard for the greatest possible return. According to Wojnarowski, Lillard’s concentration on Miami has no bearing on how other interested teams approach the situation.
At least for the time being, it does not appear that Lillard will get his way.