Blazers expected to dangle No. 7 pick to maximize Damian Lillard’s prime


Rival NBA executives who spoke with HoopsHype believe the Trail Blazers will dangle the No. 7 overall pick in trade talks for an immediate roster upgrade to maximize the prime of Damian Lillard, who was on hand for a workout with a projected lottery pick, AJ Griffin.
Source: Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Rumors: Damian Lillard interested in playing with Ayton, Anunoby… – 8:41 AM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks workout for tomorrow:
Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee)
Bryce Hamilton (UNLV)
Trevor Keels (Duke)
E.J. Liddell (Ohio State)
David Roddy (Colorado State)
Blake Wesley (Notre Dame) – 5:14 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Damian Lillard offering instruction to Duke’s AJ Griffin following his Thursday workout with the Trail Blazers. #ripcity PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Damian Lillard on hand talking to AJ Griffin following his workout with the Trail Blazers. #Ripcity PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Damian Lillard is back from Melbourne and in the building today for AJ Griffin’s workout. New assistant GMs Mike Schmitz and Sergi Oliva are here too. PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
🚨🚨🚨New episode!!!🚨🚨🚨
Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show with @Nate Duncan :
All the veteran extensions for this summer: Who gets what and why. Siakam, OG, Bogie, Dame, Wiggins, Lillard, VanVleet, KAT, Barnes, Sabonis and many more!… – 7:52 AM

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Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
David Roddy wants to be the NBA’s ultimate glue guy. Could that make him a fit in Denver?
Inside Roddy’s Nuggets workout, his pitch to NBA teams and focused offseason. Roddy has been working with Damian Lillard’s renowned trainer on his 3-point shot:… – 9:10 AM

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Still, expect some changes with the Bulls this offseason. They hold the No. 18 pick in the NBA draft, which could be used as a trade chip or to add a young player to the bench. They have guard Coby White, too, who is expected to be on the trade block. -via / June 10, 2022

Michael Scotto: The New Orleans Pelicans have received several calls on the No. 8 overall pick and are willing to listens to offers, league sources say. -via Twitter @MikeAScotto / June 10, 2022

James Ham: League source confirms that Dyson Daniels will work out for Kings in upcoming days. Daniels is a major climber in this year’s draft. @James Boyd first. -via Twitter @James_HamNBA / June 10, 2022


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