Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the two most loyal players in the NBA.

Lillard is locked up with the Blazers for a long time. Giannis just signed an extension with the Bucks.

The two stars had planned on working out this offseason, but the Coronavirus stalled those plans, with the season starting sooner. Giannis would have worked out with Lillard in Oakland, with Lillard’s trainer.

As much of a huge Blazers fan I am, and I would love to see this pairing. The Blazers would have had to give a lot to get Giannis.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

“If Giannis were to leave Milwaukee – I’m talking about this past summer, before signing the extension. If the team didn’t make the necessary moves to make Giannis feel comfortable, I believe there was a team that he would have considered leaving for. And that team is the Portland Trail Blazers.

Sources have told me that Giannis and Damian Lillard, they’ve gotten really close over the last few months. And they were talking about working out together. And I want to explain how important that is to people out there. Giannis doesn’t work out with anybody that’s not on his own team. He doesn’t do that. He’s turned down working out with LeBron James and turned down being part of the Space Jam 2 movie. He doesn’t do that. He and Dame were supposed to work out together.”

“Sources have told me both them were talking with each other about the possibility of what it would look like playing with each other when their contract allowed so. I believe Dame was trying to tell Giannis about what it would look like, him playing in Portland. And same vice versa. Giannis telling him what it would it’d be like playing in Milwaukee.”

“The workout never happened between Dame and Giannis, obviously, because the NBA came sooner than everyone expected.”

NBA Stars talk about teaming more often than they actually do.

Of course this all moot with Antetokounmpo signing his extension, but hes a few trade scenarios that might work for the Blazers:

And here’s one where the Bucks could acquire Lillard:

Damian Lillard believes in the Blazers every year. And the Blazers look good even without Giannis.

But does Giannis believe the Bucks will have what it takes after this season? Would they team up in the future? Which team would they team up on?

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