Damian Lillard and his camp reportedly have been thwarted by the Portland Trail Blazers on multiple leverage plays over the past few months.

Lillard's camp sought Jason Kidd as head coach and also wanted to trade CJ McCollum and four first round picks for Ben Simmons.

Lillard's camp also lost confidence that Neil Olshey and ownership would be willing to sign him to an extension this summer worth $107 million over two years.