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Damian Lillard recruits Le'Veon Bell to join Raiders in NFL free agency

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Damian Lillard is a four-time NBA All-Star for the Portland Trail Blazers, and he might be the perfect recruiter for the Oakland Raiders. 

Lillard, an Oakland native, knows who running back Le'Veon Bell should pick as his next team in NFL free agency. 

Bell is looking for a new home after sitting out the entire 2018 season. He declined the Steelers' franchise tender, turning down $14.5 million, and officially will hit free agency next month. 

And the two-time All-Pro could be the perfect addition for the Raiders. The Raiders' two-leading rushers from last season, Doug Martin and Marshawn Lynch, are both free agents, and Bell is a bonafide star. 

Since being drafted in 2013, Bell has averaged over 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving per season. When he last played, in 2017, Bell rushed for 1,291 yards and added 655 yards receiving. 

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Lillard might be rivals with the Warriors, but he still reps the Silver and Black, especially if it means adding someone like Bell.