Trailblazers News: Damian Lillard fires shot at Adrian Wojnarowski and former Portland Trailblazers GM Neil Olshey
Damian Lillard and Portland Trailblazers are back in the headlines as a marquee player is not happy. Multiple questions relating to him getting traded or demanding some trades around him rising in the league. The Blazers have had the stars’ loyalty for 8 or more years now but things are not looking good.
Damian Lillard having a slow start this season is averaging 21.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, and 7.8 APG. The six-time All-Star also referred to as “Dame Time” has always been a franchise player but the franchise never really built around him. The Portland Trailblazers firing their GM Neil Olshey and coming up amid all this tension with the team’s only star demanding some changes in the roster the team may fall down and would have to continue while rebuilding with or without Dame.
Adrian Wojnarowski in his recent article and tweet said that: “Damian Lillard’s desire to be extended and become the NBA’s highest-paid player in his mid-30’s is the most complicating factor in Portland’s GM search.” He further in his article has also mentioned Dame and his camp wanting the next general manager of the team to sell team ownership on offering the supermax extension of $107 million and this was something Neil Olshey would not be willingly recommending to Jody Allen who can possibly sell the team ownership in a matter of time.
Adrian Wojnarowski has also added the pieces which Damian Lillard wants Portland Trailblazers to gather like Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown. Wojnarowski has also said that most of the candidates are far more interested in the Blazers job with ownership’s blessing to move Damian Lillard sooner than later and rebuild without him because signing him on $107million in his mid-30’s where there are no signs of him being healthy can be a big mistake.
The whole article of Adrian Wojnarowski is based around Damian Lillard and Portland Trailblazers selling the team to go on a rebuild with a new GM but with or without Damian Lillard.
Damian Lillard on Adrian Wojnarowski and Neil Olshey
Damian Lillard on his Twitter handles shared a tweet which states that Adrian Wojnarowski and Neil Olshey teamed up for that article and this doesn’t surprise him.
Dame then on his Instagram handle posted a quote saying: “Gossip may reveal the realities of its subject, but it will always reveal the bias of the gossiper.” This looks like a shot towards former GM Neil Olshey for spreading false rumours about him but since he hasn’t mentioned any person directly nothing can be stated.