WOJ: Trade talks [H]eating up, Miami not involved


I try not to be too engaged when it comes to the Dame trade, but I do trust what WOJ says. "Talks have intensified this week with Damian Lillard, but there’s still no trade imminent . . . The Miami Heat have not been a part of the ongoing discussion." While I still think a deal with Miami is ultimately the most likely outcome, it’s definitely encouraging to me that with Miami not engaging with us in good faith that Cronin is shutting them out until that changes. Both teams are playing chicken with each other, but I think we very clearly have more leverage in this situation.