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Haynes: Lillard Didn’t Sign Up for This

The Yahoo Sports Reporter envisions a midseason trade for the Trail Blazers and shares his take on Damian Lillard’s mindset.

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Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes recently appeared on The Habershow with NBC Sports’ Tom Haberstroh, saying the Portland Trail Blazers will look to make a trade after a disappointing season so far.

Haynes noted that the Blazers — who are 15-22 and on the outside looking in playoff-wise — are not in the position they expected to be in and that it’s on the front office to do something to build around star guard Damian Lillard.

Haynes: There will be a move made for sure, it’s hard to, for me to believe that Hassan Whiteside and Kent Bazemore will still be there past the trade deadline ... A move will be made. Look this is Dame’s spot (?), he just signed his supermax this past summer, you know, he didn’t sign up to be on a team like this. nobody thought this is going to be the team but you know, he didn’t sign up for this. So this front office, it’s their call now, it’s their play.

You can listen to the whole podcast here.