While Celtics have shown interest in Lillard, the feeling is not mutual
Shams Charania name dropped the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers as two teams that have expressed interest in making a trade with the Portland Trailblazers for Damian Lillard. According to Shams, Lillard is holding strong to his stand that he will only accept a trade to Miami or else he will just sit out the year.
Shams tells the @PatMcAfeeShow he's heard that the Celtics and Clippers have shown some level of interest in joining the Lillard sweepstakes, but when it comes to Dame's interest in playing for those teams, "it's been a resounding 'No'." pic.twitter.com/UwRldQcKq6
Well Lillard has multiple years left on his contract, but he and his agent (and the Miami Heat) are working hard to force Portland's hand. Here's the thing, if Lillard wanted out that would be fine. If he would only play for say 5 teams that would also be fine, but he insists on playing for only 1 team. And not only that, but they are required by Dame to retain Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, so that 1 team he will play for doesn't have enough to trade for him.
It's like if Lillard was asked to pick one of playing for a championship, playing with his friend Adebayo, or playing in Miami, and he responded. "Yes."