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#pounditTuesday, March 2, 2021

Blazers president rules out trading Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum

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It’s safe to say that things did not work out the way the Portland Trail Blazers hoped they would this season, but that doesn’t mean they’re about to blow it all up.

Team president Neil Olshey admitted in an interview with Mike Richman of the Oregonian that he would not entertain offers for star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

“The odds of anything ever coming up of commensurate value is so hard to even fathom,” Olshey said. “I could give you the trite answer that nobody is untradable, but clearly they are.”

This isn’t exactly a shock. McCollum and Lillard are both under contract through 2021, with McCollum having just signed a max deal a year ago. Some teams probably dreamed that they may be able to pry one of them away to help Portland get more balanced, but it isn’t happening.


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