Damian Lillard Says He Couldn’t Join Team Like Golden State Warriors

October 13th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »
Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard is preparing for the 2016-17 season under a five-year, $139.9 million deal, per Spotrac. But even if the opportunity arose for him to hit free agency and choose a team of his liking, he wouldn't join the league's newest superteam in the Golden State Warriors.  

On Thursday, Lillard went on The Jim Rome Show and discussed how he wouldn't want to join a roster riddled with All-NBA talent like Kevin Durant did when he signed with the Warriors in July, via Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk:

I was saying joining other big time players and joining a team like Golden State is that something I couldn’t see myself doing. We play this game to win and if that’s what somebody is willing to do to win and if that’s what they want to go and do then that’s fine, it’s not against the rules we can’t be mad at anybody for joining whatever team they want to join but what I was saying I’d rather do it with the team I have. I’d rather build it up and to being a championship team.

It was an attempt to clarify what the two-time All-Star said on Oct. 4, when ...

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