Damian Lillard taking it to Twitter in order to recruit Ben Simmons to Portland?
Damian Lillard isn’t incredibly active on social media, but he was on Twitter late last night and looked to be recruiting Ben Simmons. Dame liked a tweet of himself with Ben Simmons in a photoshopped Portland Trail Blazers jersey shortly after Ben’s demand for a trade from Philadelphia. After months of Philly fans hoping to land Damian Lillard, it looks like he is staying put in Portland for the time being.
Lillard isn’t the first NBA player to take to Twitter in an attempt to land the 76ers’ star. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley tweeted that he thinks a core of Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Ben Simmons are title contenders. I don’t know how Beverley thinks Minnesota lands Ben and keeps all four, but that’s another story.
A trade will happen, but it’ll be interesting to see where Ben Simmons finally lands. Several teams have been linked to Ben this offseason, but many have recently pulled out of the sweepstakes. According to some reports, Golden State and Sacramento aren’t willing to meet Daryl Morey’s asking price. If it is Portland, C.J. McCollum will almost certainly be the headline piece in return.
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