Report: Bucks trade for Lillard
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Bucks acquired star guard Damian Lillard in a three team deal, according to a report by ESPN.
Last year Lillard averaged 32.2 points and 7.3 assists in 58 games after sitting out the final month of the season. His 32.2 points per game is the most by a player to change teams the following season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Lillard spent his entire 11 year career with the Portland Trailblazers, before asking to be traded back in July.
Milwaukee sends point guard Jrue Holiday, and an unprotected first round pick in 2029 and unprotected swap rights in 2028 and 2030 to Portland. Guard Grayson Allen heads to the Phoenix Suns as part of the deal.
Holiday spent the last three seasons in Milwaukee after being acquired in a trade with New Orleans, and went on to be a key part of Milwaukee’s 2021 NBA Championship team.
Earlier this summer Bucks’ star Giannis Antetkounmpo said he’ll stay in Milwaukee if the team is committed winning championships. Adding a seven-time All-Star and All-NBA selection is an indication the Bucks front office is focused on that shared goal.
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