Skip to main content

NBA Fans Want Damian Lillard To Join The Los Angeles Lakers: "Lakers Need Him And He Needs The Lakers"

NBA Fans Want Damian Lillard To Join The Los Angeles Lakers: "Lakers Need Him And He Need The Lakers"

It has been a disappointing season for Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers as well. The veteran guard has struggled to find his shooting range but continues to struggle to produce for the team.

Trade rumors surrounded Dame throughout the offseason following the cryptic message on Instagram immediately after getting knocked out of the 2021 playoffs in the first round. But Lillard has continued to pledge his loyalty to the franchise and expressed his desire to bring a championship to Portland.

To achieve that, Lillard needs to have a better supporting cast, and the organization is yet to bring in players that can help the team be a contender. His pairing with CJ McCollum on the backcourt was expected to produce results, but that has not been the case.

With Neil Olshey fired as the president of basketball operations and GM, there could be some major changes coming to the organization. That, in itself, has sparked several rumors surrounding Lillard and McCollum.

It was reported that Lillard would like to play with Ben Simmons, and for that to happen, the player with the most value who can be used in a trade deal is CJ. A potential trade for Kyrie Irving has also been suggested by Stephen A. Smith as he warned against the Philadelphia 76ers trading Simmons for Kyrie.

While Lillard has continued to emphasize that he does not plan on leaving the Blazers, fans cannot help themselves. Many have continued to suggest teams he could play for and win a championship, with the latest being the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Blazers are on a five-game losing streak and have only won once in their last nine outings. Although Dame was unavailable in their last four losses due to an abdominal injury, his presence was not enough to lead the team to a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night.

Dame joining the Lakers will not do them much good considering his current form. For that trade to happen, the Lakers will have to give up Russell Westbrook, and why should they? Although he is not a good three-point shooter, he has a higher three-point percentage than Lillard so far this season and is a better all-around player.

Lillard could be lethal on that Lakers team if he finds his shooting stroke. But he is currently averaging 21.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 7.7 assists while shooting 39.2% from the field and 29.6% from beyond the arc.