The Portland Trail Blazers could be sold within the next 18 months, according to league figures who spoke with Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.

Jody Allen inherited ownership of the Blazers following the death of her brother Paul Allen in 2018.

League personnel had believed that a potential sale would wait until after the NBA's new television deal begins in 2025, but that timeline has accelerated since the end of the regular season with several industry sources saying an exploration of the market could begin this summer.

The potential ownership changes could impact how motivated the Blazers are to add talent around Damian Lillard this offseason as he could still eventually request a trade and diminish the franchise's overall value.