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Reports: Bucks acquiring Damian Lillard in 3-team trade

Field Level Media
28 Sep 2023, 04:55 GMT+10

(Photo credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

The Milwaukee Bucks are acquiring seven-time All-Star guard Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a three-team trade, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

The Trail Blazers picked up guard Jrue Holiday, center Deandre Ayton, forward Toumani Camara, Milwaukee's unprotected first-round pick in 2029 and swapped rights with the Bucks in 2028 and 2030.

The Phoenix Suns, in turn, will acquire center Jusuf Nurkic, guard Grayson Allen, small forward Nassir Little and guard Keon Johnson.

Lillard, 33, has played his entire 11-year career with Portland, which selected him with the sixth overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft.

He averaged a franchise-record 32.2 points per game in 2022-23, the third-highest clip in the league, but Portland finished 33-49 and missed the playoffs for the second straight season.

Named one of the NBA's 75 greatest players of all-time in 2021, Lillard won Rookie of the Year honors in 2012-13 and has made All-NBA teams seven times. He is Portland's career leader in points (19,376) and 3-point field goals (2,387).

--Field Level Media

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