The Portland Trail Blazers have reportedly traded franchise point guard Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a blockbuster three-team trade that also includes the Phoenix Suns, sources with knowledge of the deal told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday (September 27)..
"Lillard goes Milwaukee as part of a 3-team deal with Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, a 2029 unprotected MIL 1st, and unprotected MIL swap rights in 2028 and 2030 to Blazers. Phoenix lands Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nassir Little and Keon Johnson," Wojnarowski wrote on his X account.
Lillard has spent his entire career with the Blazers, having been selected by the franchise at No. 6 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. The 32-year-old signed a two-year, $122 million extension that added to his previous contract and runs through the 2024-26 season, last offseason.
Lillard is a seven-time All-Star (2014-15, 2018-21, 2023), an All-NBA First Team selection in 2018, a four-time All-NBA Second Team selection (2016, 2019-21), a two-time All-NBA Third Team selection (2014, 2023), the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year and a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. The Oakland native averaged 32.3 points, 7.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds during the 2022-23 NBA season, but the Blazers missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year and have never made an NBA Finals appearance during Lillard's 11-year career.