Damian Lillard has been seen as a legitimate trade target for the Knicks for some time, and just recently, a league executive told Heavy on Sports NBA insider Sean Deveney that the star guard could be the “point focal”. of this offseason, with New York being “the most interesting place for him” to land.
A backcourt tandem of Lillard and Brunson automatically rivals any other assortment of top-level guards in the association, while also providing the Knicks with two top-notch offensive creators.
Despite the fact that the Portland Trail Blazers fell short of making the playoffs this season, their franchise centerpiece still proved that, even in Year 11, they can produce at an elite level.
Through 57 games played in 2022-23, Damian Lillard continued to post sensational per-game averages of 32.2 points, 7.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 46.3% from the floor and 37.1% from distance.