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Portland’s Damian Lillard to Request a Trade Soon

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Damian Lillard is planning to request a trade out of Portland Trail Blazers at some point over the next few days.

In a report by TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, he said that a source close to Lillard says that Team USA starting guard wants out of Portland.

Lillard’s supposed trade request did not come as a surprise as Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported last month that the former was frustrated on Portland not being a title contender and with the controversial hiring of Chauncey Billups as head coach.

Portland had another first round exit in the 2020-2021 NBA Western Conference first round playoffs after being booted out by Denver Nuggets in six games.

Billups, on the other hand, was alleged with sexual assault in 1997. It has gained momentum and negative reactions to his hiring in Portland.