Rival teams are closely following the Damian Lillard situation with the Portland Trail Blazers in case he becomes available in trade.

"Sources say several NBA teams — including those in the top markets — are already intensely monitoring this situation in Portland and how it develops to look for an opening to make trade offers," reports The Athletic.

The Blazers and Terry Stotts parted ways on Friday. Lillard has already begun to comment on what he would like from a new coach for the Blazers. According to a source, Lillard would prefer Jason Kidd as Portland's next head coach due to his previous head coaching experience and his background as a fellow point guard from Oakland.

Lillard has historically been consistent with his desire to win with the Blazers.