But on Sunday, the star point guard sounded like he was committed to Portland's future.
We here at RCP Central handpicked some of the juiciest quotes from that short interview session for your reading pleasure.
Lillard clearing the air was especially necessary after there was some drama regarding his tweet that responded to how he would feel about a trade to LA a few days ago.
One bad playoff exit isn't going to be enough to trade away Lillard. I love our coaching staff I love where I am.
Don't worry though, Blazers fans.
Rip City was understandably bummed when we learned that Ed Davis was heading to Brooklyn. "One of my best friends in the league [and] favorite teammates I've played with". Putting him on the Lakers would be good for the team if they wouldn't give up any key pieces like Ball and Ingram, however Portland would make sure they would receive those players in exchange for Lillard.
Portland drafted Anfernee Simons with the 24th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Here's what the Blazers' leader had to say about his new teammates. They both showing signs right now. "I think it's time people start recognizing that they are professional athletes and they should be treated like it and their league should be elevated and treated that way as well", Dame told reporters. Gary, he's already there physically, he know how to get to spots, he's making shots.
With LeBron James joining the Lakers, Chris Paul being retained by the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors adding DeMarcus Cousins to their ranks, things just got harder for the rest of the Western Conference teams.
No. 4: "'I came out here to work out."".
Lillard is definitely a superstar and nobody is trying to take anything away from him.
"Obviously, I loved Ed". And we've got to do what we've got to do. we've just got to find a way to make it happen. We understand that LeBron is on the Lakers and that it's very important to utilize his play now, however that doesn't mean the Lakers should get rid of their young players when they haven't even gotten the chance yet to evaluate them.