Damian Lillard’s Instagram story sends NBA world into frenzy

Damian Lillard’s Instagram story sends NBA world into frenzy

Damian Lillard could also be as much as one thing.

The Path Blazers celebrity took to Instagram Saturday, posting an image of himself and Kevin Durant decked in a Portland jersey. 

The publish despatched shockwaves throughout social media, with some accusing Lillard of tampering. Others posted tentative commerce choices for the Nets ahead.

Even Blazers heart Jusuf Nurkic jumped in on the mayhem by way of Twitter, captioning puzzle items to the photoshopped pic.

The turmoil surrounding the Nets concerning Kyrie Irving’s contract state of affairs has additionally introduced a query of Durant’s future with the staff.

As for the Blazers, they want to construct round their celebrity Lillard – Portland traded away CJ McCollum, the staff’s second possibility, in February. 

With Lillard turning 32 in July, the Blazers championship window is starting to shut, and a commerce for an additional celebrity resembling Durant can be a boon for Portland.

Within the unlikely occasion Lillard and Durant grow to be teammates, it nonetheless wouldn’t assure that the Blazers can be championship contenders. 

Any commerce Portland would make for Durant would imply making a gift of belongings. For Portland, that would embody necessary place gamers resembling Nurkic or Anfernee Simons. 

Kevin DurantPhoto by Elsa/Getty Photos

Damian LillardGetty Photos

The duo would additionally set them again in cap house – the 2 stars each have max contracts, with Durant inking a four-year $198 million extension throughout final 12 months’s low season.

Within the meantime, the Blazers are nonetheless seeking to construct across the level guard. Portland picked Shaedon Sharpe at No. 7. in Thursday’s 2022 NBA Draft.

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