NBA

Reports: Former Weber State Guard Damian Lillard Traded To Milwaukee Bucks

Sep 27, 2023, 12:31 PM | Updated: Sep 28, 2023, 11:29 am

PORTLAND – According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Portland Trailblazer’s All-Star guard Damian Lillard has been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.

After months of speculation on Lillard’s future, he will play for Milwaukee alongside former MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Phoenix Suns helped facilitate the trade. They sent Deandre Ayton to Portland for Jusuf Nurkic, Nassir Little, Keon Johnson, and Grayson Allen.

The Blazers also received Jrue Holiday, Toumani Camara, and draft capital.

Lillard and Ayton will both play for a new team for the first time in their careers.

The Trailblazers are reportedly committed to their young group of guards and will look to move Jrue Holiday.

The NBA world was shocked to see the deal as Lillard had spent months telling the Trailblazers organization that he wanted to go to the Miami Heat and nowhere else.

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Lillard’s frustrations came from Portland’s lack of ability to build a contender around him. He will now move on to his next team, the 2021 NBA Champions Milwaukee Bucks.

About Damian Lillard

Before his time as a professional, Lillard was a standout player for the Weber State men’s basketball team. He left Weber State as the program’s second-leading scorer all-time.

Lillard played for the Wildcats from 2008-12.

He scored 1,934 points during his time as a Wildcat. His jersey was retired by the university in 2017.

Lillard was drafted by Portland with the 6th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Lillard played for Portland from 2012 to 2023.

In 2022, Lillard was recognized as one of the NBA’s 75 greatest players in history.

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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Reports: Former Weber State Guard Damian Lillard Traded To Milwaukee Bucks