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Ever since superstar guard Damian Lillard informed the Portland Trail Blazers that he wanted to be traded this summer, the future Hall of Famer made it clear that he wanted to play for the Miami Heat.
Lillard was so adamant about his stance on a trade that he also made it clear that he didn’t want to be traded anywhere else, and if he were, he’d cause some problems, as he wouldn’t report to training camp.
Lillard and his representation did everything within their power to be traded to the Heat, and at times, it looked like the blockbuster trade would be inevitable as Portland was put in a difficult situation.
However, things didn’t go as planned for Lillard, as he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday as part of a massive three-team deal, which also involved notable players like Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, and Jusuf Nurkic.
With the dust now settling on the blockbuster trade, Lillard’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, talked about how hard the Heat brass tried to make this trade to Miami come to fruition, according to Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald via NBA Central.
“They did everything they could to acquire Dame. It takes two to get a deal done. I appreciate all that Pat, Andy and Micky did to try and make this happen.”
– Damian Lillard’s agent Aaron Goodwin on the Miami Heat
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Pat Riley and company appeared to be determined to make this deal happen, and why wouldn’t they, as Miami would instantly become the favorite to win it all next season if they could pull it off.
Unfortunately for the Heat, they couldn’t compete with what the Suns and Bucks were willing to include in this deal, so Miami must move on from their dream of the Lillard, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo trio.
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