Will there be transfers of superstars this summer as well?
According to the local media ‘New York Post’, “The Brooklyn Nets are very interested in signing Damian Lillard. However, Mikal Bridgets will not be traded.”
As one of the NBA’s most iconic superstars, Lillard has consistently spoken out about wanting a championship ring. However, the current team, the Portland Trail Blazers, is far from a championship challenge. Portland finished 13th in the Western Conference with a record of 33 wins and 49 losses this season, and failed to advance to the playoffs, let alone win.
Portland doesn’t seem to have much room for reinforcements, despite being lucky to win the 3rd pick in the 2023 NBA draft lottery.
In other words, Portland is in a difficult situation to challenge for the championship for the time being. That’s why the Lillard trade rumors persist.
Lillard showed off top-notch skills this season. Lillard had a career-best season in scoring, averaging 32.2 points, 7.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds this season. He was even selected as an All-Star after showing a complete break from his sluggish performance last season.
Lillard is entering his mid-30s, but is still in his prime. If Lillard joins as a strong team, they can become candidates for the championship at once.메이저놀이터
Brooklyn is one of the teams that are rumored to be targeting Lillard. Brooklyn started the season with two superstars, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but both players left the team midway through the season. In exchange for trading Durant and Irving, they declared that they would maintain their strength by replacing them with semi-class resources such as Spencer Dinwiddie, Mikal Bridges, and Cam Johnson.
However, the limits of a team without a superstar were clear. In the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, they were eliminated without winning 0-4. Recruiting a superstar that can be resolved from Brooklyn’s point of view is essential.
Can Brooklyn succeed in recruiting a superstar this summer? It is clear that there is an unusual current flowing.