Damian Lillard RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
First, it was a tweet. Now, Damian Lillard is taking a trip Los Angeles hoping to meet with free agent LaMarcus Aldridge and try to recruit the All-Star power forward to re-sign with the Trail Blazers. Lillard is hoping he’ll get an opportunity to meet with Aldridge, but has yet to set up a face to face sitdown Lillard’s agent Aaron Goodwin told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Aldridge, who lives in Los Angeles during the offseason, has met with the Los Angeles Lakers (twice), Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Toronto Raptors since free agency opened on Tuesday.
Lillard on Thursday agreed to a five-year contract worth over $120 million to stay with the Blazers before hopping on a plane bound for Southern California. Lillard’s personal recruiting trip is not insignificant as Aldridge’s jealousy of Lillard’s marketing prowess as the face of franchise has created some undeniable friction. But Lillard and Aldridge remain cordial and the face to face meeting should allow Lillard to clear the air of any remaining doubts Aldridge harbors about a return to the Blazers with Lillard.
Jabari Young: Lillard had been traveling overseas and couldn’t reach Aldridge, but wants to meet him if possible….could be a game changer #Blazers: 80 more rumors
There’s yet another wrinkle, too, the agent for Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard, Aaron Goodwin, told USA TODAY Sports that his client is planning an impromptu visit to Los Angeles to try and convince his former teammate to stay. Lillard, who finalized a five-year extension worth between $125 and $129 million on Thursday, just returned from a promotional trip in Paris. The relationship between those two players has been a focal point of Aldridge’s possible departure from Portland.: 80 more rumors
Jabari Young: Something to note: Damian Lillard’s deal could stretch to $145M if he makes an All-NBA Team next year. Same deal as Anthony Davis
Marc J. Spears: Damian Lillard’s maximum contract extension with Portland is expected to be between $125 million and $129 million, source told Yahoo Sports.: 6 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Damian Lillard’s five-year, $120 million max extension deal with Blazers is getting “closer” to getting agreed to, source told Yahoo Sports.: 6 more rumors
Sam Amick: Damian Lillard’s extension with Blazers is done, I’m told: designated player max between five years $125-29 million. A payday in Portland.: 6 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Damian Lillard has agreed to a five-year, $120 million maximum contract extension with the Blazers, a source told Yahoo Sports.
Damian Lillard: Thank you so much to @PaulGAllen and the @trailblazers organization I’ll be in #RipCity 6 more years! Oakland to Ogden to Oregon..TO STAY
Blazers GM Neil Olshey drafted Eric Bledsoe, but the Suns aren’t interested in dealing Bledsoe, per several league sources, and the Bledsoe–Damian Lillard pairing might leave both players frustrated.: 6 more rumors
Shams Charania: Portland, Damian Lillard negotiating a 5-year, approximate $129 million max deal that could include fifth-year option, source tells RealGM.: 6 more rumors
Andre Drummond: Congrats to my brother @Anthony Davis and @Damian Lillard ! Huge accomplishment keep killing and doing you’re thing ! #NBAFreeAgency
Chris Broussard: Sources: Blazers & @Damian Lillard still working on framework of max extension that should be Btwn $120-130 mill over 5 years: 6 more rumors
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a five-year max extension with in excess of $120 million: 6 more rumors
Abram Peja Awa: as an Adidas sponsored athlete, you got the hook up on some yeezys or what? Lol. Damian Lillard: Nah, but I definitely want to collaborate with @kanyewest on a #DLillard2 colorway and some music. #teamadidas
Sources told Stein that Portland plans to be very aggressive in July in trying to convince star guard Damian Lillard to commit to a five-year max extension in the $120 million range.: 6 more rumors
The rumbles are out there, and thus impossible to ignore, that Aldridge is said to feel somewhat underappreciated in Rip City because of the ever-growing focus inside and outside the organization on backcourt darling Damian Lillard.
Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was in Ogden, UT, Friday to receive his college degree from Weber State University. Lillard played basketball at Weber State while he was in college, but then he entered the NBA early.
Lillard, sources said, has no plans to consider signing an extension less than the designated max – nor would the two-time NBA All-Star and 2013 Rookie of the Year be financially inclined to do so given 2016’s rising free agency market, when upward of 20 teams could extend $20 million-plus offer sheets to Lillard.
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard will seek the designated player maximum contract – a full five-year deal – in a possible extension this upcoming offseason, league sources told RealGM. The Blazers will address the immediate futures of LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews when the July free agency begins, but the franchise is also expected to start talks on a new deal with Lillard this summer.