Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard and his squad did all they could against the Denver Nuggets in the first round, but it wasn’t enough as they were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs in six games.
After the team parted ways with coach Terry Stotts, Lillard made his preference for a new coach crystal clear. Instead of thinking which coach could be coming, many are thinking that Lillard could be on his way out of town.
NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson rolled out a trade concept that would send shockwaves through the NBA.
“A four-for-one package constructed around Patrick Williams, Coby White, Al-Farouq Aminu and Young or Satoranský, for example, would work financially. The Bulls may also make additions through trades, free agency or re-signings that could eventually be included if the trade is made next season.
But then, does that deal — or any collection of players the Bulls may put on the table — work from a value perspective? Heaps of draft capital would have to be involved, especially for a Trail Blazers team in need in that department. But by way of the Vučević trade, the Bulls are restricted in their ability to trade future first-round draft picks. Those restrictions are incredibly complicated — thank the Stepien Rule, which disallows teams trading consecutive future first-rounders”
In addition to the potential draft picks, Williams would be the key to deal for the Blazers as the franchise would certainly require a young, up-and-coming star in the potential trade.
The former FSU standout freshman Patrick Williams was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Patrick Williams started all 71 games and averaged 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 39 percent from 3-point land. Williams only attempted 7.4 field goals per game and averaged 27.9 minutes per game.