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Report: Warriors have 'internally discussed' Dame trade

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There is a chance Damian Lillard demands a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason.

It still would be surprising, however, if the six-time NBA All-Star chooses that path.

But if he does, would the Warriors attempt to acquire the Oakland native?

"Yes. They’d make a call and have already internally discussed the idea, as I’m sure most contenders have, considering the rising smoke out of Portland," The Athletic's Anthony Slater writes.

It isn't a surprise whatsoever that Golden State's front office has talked about a potential blockbuster deal.

Going over these type of scenarios simply is part of the job and a necessary thought exercise. You have to be prepared in case someone of Lillard's caliber actually becomes available.

Then again, even if Dame does request a change of scenery, it's possible he is not very interested in joining the Dubs.

"Would he want to come to San Francisco — not his hometown of Oakland anymore — and serve as a backcourt 1B to Steph Curry? My sense is no," Slater writes.

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Lillard -- who is about to start a four-year, $176.3 million contract -- currently is teammates with Draymond Green on the USA Basketball squad competing in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

The soon-to-be 31-year-old averaged 34.3 points and 10.2 assists in the Blazers' first-round NBA playoff series loss to the Denver Nuggets this year.

 

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