With their Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat two weeks ago, the Celtics’ offseason officially began. With it comes the rampant rumors and speculation from the superstar level on down that come with the NBA roster-building period.
One name that has come up a lot in relation to the Celtics is Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard. Lillard has spent his entire 11-year career in Portland. However, as he enters his age-33 season, the franchise’s overall lack of success during his incredibly successful career (seven-time All-NBA, member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team) has led some to wonder if he would ask for a trade to try to get a shot at a ring while he’s still in his prime.