Inside the Messy Divorce Between Damian Lillard and Portland Trail Blazers

Bleacher Report (09/28/2023)
  • Damian Lillard’s recent trade to the Milwaukee Bucks culminated a tense summer with Trailblazer’s GM Joe Cronin.
  • Dame allegedly agreed to sit out towards the end of last season to help the Blazers get a high draft pick that he was told would be traded for veteran help.
  • When that didn’t happen, Dame requested a trade.
  • Cronin initially stopped speaking to Dame and ignored his trade destination request (Miami Heat), eventually telling Dame there was “no going back” as far as mending fences.