Portland Trail Blazers training camp begins on October 3 and for the time being all attention remains squarely fixated on the future of superstar point guard Damian Lillard.
Lillard, who is still owed $216 million guaranteed over four years, requested a trade from Portland back in July after 11 seasons with the franchise.
While the seven-time All-Star is not expected to hold out or be a no-show for training camp, Blazers coach Chauncey Billups admitted the situation is “unsettling” in an interview with NBA.com.
The Heat have been linked to Lillard as his preferred trade partner, although there have long been doubts that Miami has the kind of package to entice Portland in a straight two-way deal.
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