Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard Damion Lillard is again finding his name in the trade rumor mill and trending on sports social media, and is again pushing back against the notion that Lillard is looking to find his way out of Portland.
“We have a new offense. A new style. A new way of playing,” Lillard explained, during an interview with The Undefeated’s Marc Spears. “Me being the leader, I have to overly buy in. I have to show I am committed to that regardless of what it looks like for me, even if I’m struggling offensively to find my spots, to find my way in the offense. Even if I’m missing shots, I got to be the person to show the most buy-in to get everyone to buy in.
“People are saying, ‘Dame is frustrated.’ I am frustrated with losing and not playing my best. But that doesn’t mean I’m sour on my team and I’m looking elsewhere. … That has never been me. This isn’t my first time being in a tough situation.”
Portland is currently on a 7-game losing streak and has posted an 11-18 record on the season thus far.