Damian Lillard jokes begin on Twitter after CJ McCollum trade
This morning, the Portland Trail Blazers made a major trade. They sent CJ McCollum, Larry Nance, Jr., and Tony Snell to the New Orleans Pelicans. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers received Josh Hart, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Didi Louzada, and Tomas Satoransky. Portland also received New Orleans’ 2022 first round draft pick.
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded their entire core away, meaning the team is officially rebuilding. This comes after Damian Lillard has missed most of the season. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans are making their push towards the playoffs. After a 1-12 start to the season, the Pelicans have played like a playoff team.
Damian Lillard has led the Portland Trail Blazers to the playoffs every season he’s been with the team. In 2019, Damian Lillard had an MVP-level season, and led the Trail Blazers to the Western Conference Finals. When they got to the Conference Finals, Lillard’s Trail Blazers were swept by the Golden State Warriors, who went to their fifth straight NBA Finals. Since 2019, the Portland Trail Blazers have regressed, and there have been rumors of Damian Lillard wanting out.
On Twitter, Lillard is trending, after the Blazers traded CJ McCollum.
Source: NBA In Depth