Damian Lillard is currently one of the best NBA players and it is why he is also featured as the cover of NBA 2K21 game. Lillard entered in NBA as 6th pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012 draft and since then have played amazingly. Damian Lillard has taken the Trail Blazers to playoffs six times, he is a five-times NBA All-Star and four times All-NBA player.
According to @NYPost_Berman, if Damian Lillard were to ask for a trade, “it’s believed” the Lakers and Knicks would be his top choices.
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In a recent interview, Lillard revealed that he would like to go with the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks in the future. While the Lakers are the best shot for Lillard to win an NBA trophy, the Knicks could offer a better trade deal and more money to him. Here are the two trade packages that the Knicks can offer to Portland in exchange for Damian Lillard in the upcoming free agency.
Knicks Trade Package for Damian Lillard
Julius Randle, Elfrid Payton, Kevin Knox II and two first-round picks for 2020 and 2021
New York Knicks is one of the top-earning NBA teams but in terms of winning games, they are mostly at the bottom of the points table. It is why the Knicks are trying to rebuild their team for the past few years and are ready to make out big changes in order to land a superstar like Damian Lillard.
The Knicks could pair up their rookie RJ Barrett and Damian Lillard which might change the future of the team. Further, the two first-round picks are already borrowed from Clippers and Mavericks, hence it won’t matter much for the Knicks to give them away in exchange for Lillard.
R.J. Barrett, Julius Randle, Elfrid Payton
The trade package is a risky move for the Knicks as they would have to give away plenty of important assets in exchange for Damian Lillard. But then again the Knicks could use the future picks to get new talent and surround Lillard with them and show that they are motivated for winning. The only problem is that Knicks and Blazers will have to agree for such a blockbuster trade, which could be a very risky move for their future.