Damian Lillard won't be a free agent until 2021 and would like to remain with the Portland Trail Blazers for his entire career.
“That would be an honor to be a lifetime Blazer,” Lillard told The Athletic at the NBA 2K launch in New York. “Not a lot of guys get to play for one organization for their entire career. Obviously, I love playing for the Blazers. I love living in the city. I feel like I’ve established a connection with the people and the culture of the city just as much as I’ve done on the basketball court, so that’s important. But, as we know, it’s a business and a lot of times organizations have other plans, and sometimes players change their stance on that. But to be a lifetime Blazer, that would be great. I’m all on board for it.”
Lillard has been the subject of trade rumors on the fringes of the NBA world this offseason with the Los Angeles Lakers linked.
Lillard is eligible for a supermax extension in 2019.