Damian Lillard trade has 3 big winners, and 4 real losers

Damian Lillard’s trade request was the NBA storyline that just wouldn’t end. For three months, Lillard’s trade request was stuck at the same crossroads: the superstar guard claimed he only wanted to play for the Miami Heat, but his Portland Trail Blazers had no interest in anything they could offer.

On Wednesday, out of nowhere, a mystery team emerged to land Lillard and change the 2024 NBA championship picture all at once.

The Milwaukee Bucks acquired Lillard in a three-team trade with the Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns. Portland is landing Jrue Holiday (who is expected to be flipped in another trade), an unprotected Bucks pick in

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