13 June 2024

Damian Lillard Joins Milwaukee Bucks in Blockbuster Trade

 Damian Lillard Joins Milwaukee Bucks in Blockbuster Trade

Damian Lillard played 11 seasons with Portland and is the team’s all-time leading scorer.

In a stunning turn of events, NBA superstar Damian Lillard has been traded from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Milwaukee Bucks. The move ends Lillard’s 11-year tenure with the Trail Blazers, during which he led the team to eight playoff berths, including a 2019 Western Conference finals appearance.

The 33-year-old guard is set to team up with two-time Kia MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee. This pairing strengthens the Bucks’ pursuit of a championship, as Antetokounmpo seeks to lead Milwaukee to its second title since 2021.

The trade was part of a three-team deal also involving the Phoenix Suns. The Trail Blazers received Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, a 2028 first-round pick swap from Milwaukee, a 2029 first-round pick from Milwaukee and a 2030 first-round pick swap from Milwaukee1.

Lillard’s departure from Portland marks the end of an era for the Trail Blazers. He ranks first in team history in both points and 3-pointers. Over the years, he consistently reiterated his desire to stay in Portland and win a title with the team that drafted him. However, his wish for roster upgrades to compete for a championship led to his request to be moved.

Just hours after the trade was announced, Lillard released his new rap song, ‘Farewell’, perhaps signifying his emotional farewell to the city and fans that have supported him throughout his career.

Lillard is coming off a season in which he averaged 32.2 points per game for the Trail Blazers. He is a seven-time All-NBA selection and was selected to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team3. His career average of 25.2 points ranks fourth among active players (with at least 375 games) behind Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid and LeBron James.

As Lillard embarks on this new chapter with the Bucks, fans and analysts alike will be eagerly watching how this move shapes the landscape of the NBA.

Damian Lillard’s career

PORTLAND, OREGON – MARCH 17: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers passes the ball during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at the Moda Center on March 17, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

Damian Lillard, born on July 15, 1990, is a professional basketball player who has made a significant impact in the NBA. He was drafted as the 6th pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

During his time with the Trail Blazers, Lillard led the team to eight playoff berths, including a 2019 Western Conference finals appearance. He ranks first in team history in both points and 3-pointers. His career average of 25.2 points ranks fourth among active players (with at least 375 games) behind Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, and LeBron James.

In the 2022-23 season, Lillard averaged 32.2 points per game for the Trail Blazers. He is a seven-time All-NBA selection and was selected to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.

Lillard’s career took a new turn when he was traded from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Milwaukee Bucks. This move ended his 11-year tenure with the Trail Blazers and marked the beginning of a new chapter with the Bucks.

Off the court, Lillard is also known for his music career under the name Dame D.O.L.L.A., which stands for Different On Levels the Lord Allows. He released a new song titled ‘Farewell’ shortly after his trade to the Bucks, signifying his emotional farewell to Portland.

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