A lot was said about Damian Lillard in the past two years. The veteran point guard was linked with a move away from Portland after many years of frustration in the playoffs, unable to compete for a spot in the NBA Finals. Lillard has always expressed his loyalty to Portland, and the team has committed to providing him with the right pieces to compete.
It all started when they traded for Jerami Grant for practically nothing, but that's not the only move they'll make this offseason. Dame was even trying to recruit Kevin Durant to Portland a couple of days ago, but it seems like that option is off the table right now.
Meanwhile, the front office keeps focused on putting the right players around Lillard while also making sure that their star will stay with them for many years. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Blazers are ready to hand a 2-year, $100 million contract extension to Lillard.
After a weekend in which Damian Lillard appeared to court Kevin Durant via Instagram, the Blazers roster is starting to take shape amid an offseason where Portland has focused on supplementing Lillard with veteran talent.
Having landed Lillard's one-time Team USA running mate Jerami Grant from Detroit before the NBA draft, Portland is now expected to offer the All-NBA guard a two-year contract extension that will exceed over $100 million, sources told B/R.
This would assure that Dame stays with Portland for the rest of his prime, but that's not the main issue for them. They need to bring the right players to complement Lillard and aspire to something more than a second-round exit every season.
This free agency appears to be one to remember, and everybody will be keeping tabs on everything happening around the league. Perhaps the Blazers can take advantage of some situations and land a player that can take them to the next level in a Western Conference that will feature very competitive teams next year.