“I’ve seen my name thrown around,” said (Damian) Lillard after Wednesday’s practice. “It’s a surprise, but then it’s not a surprise just because on the business side, it doesn’t surprise me. Sometimes people like to rock the boat, it could be a rumor. If there was any truth to it, then that would be disheartening, especially for me because I’m really invested in Portland. I want to be here. It’s been tough to attract stars to Portland, historically, for this organization. For me to be 26 years old and invested in Portland and want to be in Portland, I don’t see why (being traded) would make sense.”
Source: Casey Holdahl of NBA.com/Blazers
REPORT: Utah Jazz Will Stand Pat at Deadline
SOURCE: Boston Celtics to Stand Pat at Deadline
Wolves Walked Away From Knicks Deal?
After several days of talks, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly walked away from talks with the New York Knicks at the trade deadline and did not consummate the long-rumored Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose trade.
On Deadline Day, Minnesota ultimately decided to walk away from the Ricky Rubio-for-Derrick Rose trade, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
Source: Marc Stein via Twitter