Miami Heat Rumors: What if Dame Lillard Does Request Trade From Portland?

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00), center Hassan Whiteside (21) and guard Damian Lillard (0) celebrate a 115-109 win over Miami Heat(Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports) /

Though the Miami Heat would still love to be playing right now, you can be sure of it, this has to be one of Pat Riley‘s favorite times of the year. An innovative, bright, and forward thinking basketball mind along the sidelines during his actual tenures coaching, he has translated that same ability for success to the front office.

It’s been documented and this is no secret, but the man is a special talent seeker as well. That lands here though and in the right now.

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With the Miami Heat being ousted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs in sweeping fashion, the Miami Heat decision-maker has some work to do. Luckily for him, the work is starting to make itself clear in some instances, perhaps.

While Damian Lillard hasn’t really been connected to the Heat, there has been chatter about him potentially leaving Portland since they were ousted by the Nuggets earlier in these playoffs themselves. On Sunday though, Chris Haynes, of Yahoo Sports, shed a bit more light on that scenario.