The Trail Blazers went full tank mode last season, but that was just a short-term solution to some of the team’s problems — most notably, Damian Lillard’s abdominal surgery. Now, with Lillard healthy once again, the Blazers are hoping to re-tool their roster and get back into the playoffs. 

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, looks to pass as Denver Nuggets forward Jeff Green, left, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Of course, trying to win isn’t the only avenue towards keeping Lillard happy. In addition, the Blazers are set to offer him a two-year extension worth over $100 million, according to Jake Fischer. Lillard is currently in the middle of a four-year deal that runs through 2025 (with a player option for the final season). If he signs this two-year extension, that will keep him in Portland through 2027. 

Barring a trade request at some point over the next few seasons — something Lillard hasn’t been interested in pushing for to this point — such an extension will likely ensure that he finishes his career with the Blazers. He will be 37 in the summer of 2027.

Courtesy: CBS Sports


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