Damian Lillard is sick and tired of the losing and wants a change to happen soon. While questions remain about his future with the franchise, the team could help him out by making a splash trade for Ben Simmons, per Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic.
“Multiple sources have told The Athletic that Lillard would like to play with Philadelphia 76ers three-time All-Star Ben Simmons,” The Athletic reported.
Charania and Amick reported former general manager Neil Olshey “discussed the framework of a trade for Simmons,” but that would include CJ McCollum, a first-round draft pick and a young player.
However, Olshey was fired on Friday after violating the team’s code of conduct.
The Trailblazers are currently 11-13 on the year, which is good enough for 10th place in the Western Conference.
For the season, Lillard is averaging 21.4 points per game.