LeBron wanted the Cavs to trade for Lillard

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  1. Labinot41

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    The Lakers structured their salary cap to make sure they would have space next summer for a maximum-salaried player—whether he comes via free agency or trade. League sources say that when James became convinced Irving couldn't be persuaded to stay in Cleveland, he suggested to the Cavs front office that it deal Irving to the Blazers for All-Star point guard Damian Lillard. The Cavs never called the Blazers, but James' interest has led to speculation about the Lakers trading for Lillard.
    "I love where I am," Lillard said. "I play for a great organization. I'm not looking for nothing. I think we'd complement each other well, but the only way that ever happens is if my team decides they don't want me no more. I'm trying to build something here."
     
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    So what?

    This is about as relevant as Dame saying he wants to play with AD or Boogie. Or CJ trying to get Melo. We got bigger problems to worry about than who Lebron wants to play with. And as Neil says, it's not up to Lebron. Dame is happy in Portland and is on contract for 3 more seasons while staring down the barrel of a supermax offer this summer. This is much ado about nothing.
     
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    If he wanted the Cavs to trade for Lillard, that means he could also put pressure on Magic to make a Trade for Dame, especially if no free Agent star Player comes to the Lakers next summer
     
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    Again.

    So fucking what? Lebron can't force a trade for a player on contract with another team. Dame is not going to want to forego his chance at a supermax just because Lebron wants him to. I don't think people here understand the kind of leverage Portland has, especially when Dame is happy here.
     
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    If Lebron wants to play with Dame, he knows how to get to Portland
     
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    Of course, who the hell knows what the new ownership is going to do.
     
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    Yeah you right but The trail blazers will get new owners at some point. And maybe they want to go in a different direction. Who knows whats gonna happen, But I think it's interesting to know that LeBron wanted to trade for Dame, he seems to like him
     
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    Fuck, here we go. Well that makes his “give me a Damian lillard” comment last season make more sense. Now if the blazers do worse, the media will do all they can to talk this shit up until it becomes a reality.
     
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    You realize the media cant talk it into reality, right?
     
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    Lillard also wanted the Blazers to trade for Lebron.
     
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    If LeBron wanted to play Lillard, why didn’t he demand a trade to Portland? We’d win the title this year if he had forced his way here for Turner/Meyers and he’d have a great shot at passing MJ for rings. Dame/CJ/LeBron/Aminu/Nurk would easily beat Warriors. LeBron done fucked up.
     
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    The only way Dame goes to LA is if LeBron buys the Blazers and becomes GM
     
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    obviously, its just annoying to constantly hear
     
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    You think we have it bad, imagine Pelicans fans with DAvis. The media is shooting their loads on a daily basis to get Davis out of NO and onto a bigger market.
     
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