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Knicks: What would it take to trade for Damian Lillard in the first place?

The rumor circulating that the New York Knicks could pursue Portland Trailblazers star point guard Damian Lillard is undoubtedly intriguing. With a significant need at PG, the Knicks will be looking to upgrade the position this off-season with over $60 million available in funds and draft capital to trade away if need be.

However, there’s no guarantee that Lillard will desire a trade, considering he’s been with Portland since 2012, eight years. Nonetheless, the veteran has gotten better over time, averaging 28.8 points, 7.5 assists, and shot .451 from the field this past season. He’s averaging upwards of 35 minutes per game, a number he hasn’t fallen below since his inception into the NBA.