Damian Lillard joked about being a new Lakers player

nba players they always want to play in the big cities because of the spotlight that that means and Los Angeles is the most attractive for basketball players worthy of being called stars.

Damian Lillardpoint guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, joked about playing for the Lakers next season during an Instagram Live broadcast on Saturday.

Where am I going this summer? They want me to say ‘I’m going to the Lakers’‘” Lillard said while speaking to someone off camera. “I’m going to the Lakers, man, I’m going to the Lakers.”

Lillard has played 11 seasons with the Blazers.the team that recruited him with the sixth pick in the 2012 Draft and has a current contract with the Portland team until the end of the 2024-25 season.

According to The Ringer report, Lillard was tempted by the Lakers to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis at the end of the 2020-21 season. At that moment, the seven-time All-Star point guard turned down the proposal.

The Weber State graduate will earn $45.64 million in the following course and 48.78 in the last year of his contract. Should he sign an extension to stay with the Oregon State team, Spotrac estimates that Lillard would earn $58.54 million in the 2025-26 season and 62.22 in 2026-27.

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What awaits Damian Lillard with the Blazers?

The Blazers have missed the playoffs in the last two seasons and this year they finished at the bottom of the Northwest division with a record of 33-49. Said record was enough to be the worst third team in the Western Conference of the NBA.

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In addition to Lillard, the Blazers have anfernee simonsJusuf Nurkic, Shaedon Sharpe, Nassir Little, kevin knoxKeon Johnson, Trendon Watford, Jabari Walker and Jeenathan Williams under contract for the 2023-24 season.

The Portland team has the third overall pick in the next Draftbut multiple reports indicate that they are willing to trade the pick for a competent small forward to partner with Lillard.

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