Lillard has been the subject of commercial rumors throughout the 2020-21 season. The Trail Blazers failed to make it past the first round of the playoffs (again), and Lillard’s loyalty to the franchise was called into question due to the lack of postseason success.
The 30-year-old also sparked commercial rumors earlier this month when he posted a photo of himself Instagram with the caption: “How much time should I devote? Until when does the opportunity meet preparation?”
Athletic Shams Charania and Jason Quick he also said many NBA teams are “intensely following” Lillard’s situation in Portland to seek an opening to make commercial offers.