Will Damian Lillard & James Harden be traded?

Jul 13, 2023, 8:33 AM

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The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to share the latest updates on Damian Lillard’s trade request out of Portland, James Harden’s trade request out of Philadelphia, contemplate Chris Paul’s fit with the Golden State Warriors, and more.

Plus: Will the NBA expand in the near future?

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Topics Discussed

  • What is the latest on the Damian Lillard situation with the Portland Trail Blazers?
  • “There is certainly some level of frustration behind the scenes.”
  • Is there a possibility that James Harden will return to the Philadelphia 76ers?
  • What will the return look like in a potential Harden trade?
  • The Miami Heat don’t want to send considerable role players to Portland in a trade for Lillard
  • Would Damian Lillard be disgruntled on any team but Miami?
  • As the trade talks stall, what are these two star guards’ next steps in the trade process?
  • Why does Lillard only want to be dealt to the Heat?
  • If James Harden is traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, how dangerous is that team?
  • Do the Golden State Warriors view Chris Paul as an insurance policy?
  • Will the NBA expand in the near future?

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Friday, July 7–Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD– 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD– NBA training camps begin

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