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Lillard: Trade Request “Not True”

Afternoon UPDATE: Blazers’ star Damian Lillard Friday afternoon said reports of him asking for a trade are “not true” and that he expects to be in a Portland uniform this season.

However, he also said he hasn’t made a final decision on whether or not he will ask for a trade.

He also confirmed he’ll meet with Blazers’ President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey and new coach Chauncey Billups in Las Vegas this weekend.

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UPDATE: The Oregonians Aaron Fentress reports the Lillard trade request story is FALSE. You can listen to the press conference LIVE on FM NEWS 101 KXL.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A new report Friday from basketball outlet True Hoop says Blazers star Damian Lillard plans to request a trade.

However, Blazer teammate Jusuf Nurkic disputes the report:


And in an interview with Yahoo’s Chris Haynes, Lillard, who has 4 years left on his contract with Portland, doesn’t officially request a trade.

Lillard is scheduled to meet with the media at 12:30 Friday as part of his commitment with Team USA basketball.

He’s expected to address today’s report.

This story will be updated after that press conference.


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