Damian Lillard Says He 'Sure Will' Remain with Trail Blazers After This Season

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2018

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Despite speculation, Damian Lillard doesn't plan to change teams anytime soon.

When a Twitter account asked if the point guard plans to remain with the Portland Trail Blazers next season, Lillard responded, "Sure will."

According to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com, the guard recently met with owner Paul Allen to discuss the future of the organization.

Although there were fears Lillard would request a trade, he instead reaffirmed his commitment to the organization as long as it still works at "crafting a title-contending team."

Lillard is signed through the 2020-21 season after agreeing to a five-year contract extension in 2015.

Portland enters Tuesday seventh in the Western Conference with a 25-22 record. While the team has reached the playoffs in four straight years, going to the second round twice, its win totals have dropped in each of the last four years as well.

Considering the talent at the top of the conference, making a deep run in the postseason has only gotten more difficult.

Still, keeping Lillard is key for the Trail Blazers' future considering he's one of the best scoring guards in the NBA. He is currently averaging 25.2 points per game this year, good for seventh in the league. If the point guard did want out of town, it would likely lead to a complete rebuild starting immediately.

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