Sam Amick on how the Damian Lillard trade to the Bucks took shape

Sep 28, 2023, 8:34 AM

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NBA training camps open next week, but fireworks are already going off in anticipation of the upcoming season.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Friday morning to break down the blockbuster trade that sent superstar Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks, discuss what the move means for James Harden’s trade request, and much more.

Plus: What will the Portland Trail Blazers do with All-Star guard Jrue Holiday?

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Topics Discussed Include:

  • Sam shares stories of when he had to drop everything that he was doing once NBA news broke
  • “Things can break at strange times.”
  • Diving into the Lillard-Bucks trade
  • “This one is on the short-list of surprises.”
  • What was Damian Lillard’s camp’s reaction to the trade?
  • Sam says that Lillard and his agent had a hand in pushing this move forward
  • Did Giannis Antetokounmpo’s recent quotes about his future drive Milwaukee to make this trade?
  • Sam says that Dame and Giannis were in touch before this deal went down
  • What will Portland do with Jrue Holiday?
  • The 76ers, Heat, and Jazz are teams that could be in the mix for Holiday
  • Amick expects a “robust” market for Holiday
  • Now that Lillard has been moved, will the 76ers inch closer to trading James Harden?
  • Thoughts on Phoenix moving on from former number-one pick Deandre Ayton

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

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More on the Damian Lillard trade to the Milwaukee Bucks

The Portland Trail Blazers are receiving Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, Milwaukee’s 2029 1st round pick, and the rights to swap first-round picks with the Bucks in 2028 and 2030 in the reported three-team deal involving the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix will receive Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nassir Little, and Keon Johnson. Milwaukee’s entire return is Damian Lillard.

Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Preseason Schedule

  • Sunday, October 8th – Sacramento Kings @ Toronto Raptors – 5 PM PST (Preseason Opener)
  • Wednesday, October 11th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7 PM PST (in Anaheim, CA)
  • Sunday, October 15th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Wednesday, October 18th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Thursday, October 19th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz – 7 PM PST

Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 24th – NBA regular season begins
  • Wednesday, October 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz – 6 PM (Season Opener)
  • Friday, October 27th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM (Home Opener)

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