The Chicago Bulls could solve their point guard situation with one of the best in the business if Damian Lillard becomes available on the trade market.
Sources told Yahoo sports that Lillard could seek a trade due to concerns on whether or not the Trail Blazers can build a championship team. It is also because the Blazers’ organization neglected Lillard’s suggestions for the new head coach position. Should the Bulls go for a trade like this? Absolutely.
We already know that Ben Simmons would be a waste of assets because of his contract size and developmental issues. However, Damian Lillard only has a contract issue standing between him and the Bulls pairing up together.
The backlash from Portland Trail Blazers’ coaching search and his concerns over whether a championship contender can be built have become major factors that could force Damian Lillard to request out, league sources tell @YahooSports. https://t.co/syN8upvWPx
The Chicago Bulls would be incredible if they added Damian Lillard to the group.
Lillard signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Blazers through the 2024 season. The contract includes an average yearly salary of roughly $40 million per year. His’s healthy payday makes total sense for the Blazers organization considering the six-time all-star came off his second-highest point per game total last season.
Lillard averaged 28.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 7.2 assists last season. He shot 45 percent from the field, just under 40 percent from downtown, and a scorching 92 percent from the free-throw line. His presence on the Bulls would undoubtedly turn them into a superteam with a roster that includes Lillard, Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic, and Patrick Williams as a rising star.
Combine the roster with Billy Donovan, notorious for being a winning coach in basketball, along with the superstar management team led by Arturas Karnisovas and you have a championship team in the making.