Damian Lillard revealed in an interview with Lisa Robinson of Vanity Fair that he thought he might get traded to the New York Knicks

Lillard signed a four-year, $196 million supermax contract with the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2019 offseason. 

"I thought I was headed there a few years ago; I was hearing trade rumors," said Lillard of the Knicks. "The Garden is my favorite place to play."