kuclas wrote:If lillard demands a trade, Portland will have to trade him regardless of how many years left in contract. Just the way the nba works with their star players. The star players have all the leverage. Of course Portland would try to get as much as they can. Knicks Will off load any of their players plus future draft picks outside of Barrett and Randle. Everyone else is tradeable. Is is fair? No. No amount of trade is ever fair with a true top 7-10 consistent nba star like lillard.
Now the Paul George trade to Clippers is interesting value (coming off 3rd in nba mvp voting). 5 first round picks plus pick swaps plus SGA. That’s a haul. But it was really a 2 for 1 deal since K Leonard came with the package. So we can’t compare that trade either.
Thank goodness he hasn’t asked for trade.
If he does, no hard feelings. We can send him to a team with quality youth and picks.