This insane proposal has the Clippers landing Damian Lillard

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Lillard ends up with the Clippers for an expensive return

Undoubtedly, the LA Clippers will have to give up quite a bit for Damian Lillard, one of the most significant point guards in league history. Not only is he a top-tier three-point shooter, but he is also an elite finisher who can create easy shots for his teammates. His 12.9 potential assists per game last season speak for themselves. This is the perfect point guard to have next to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

In regards to cap space, Lillard is set to make above $215 million over the next four seasons. His contract also includes a player option for the 2026-27 season, which he will likely accept as he will earn $63 million annually. This is something to keep in mind since Lillard will be 33 years old once the regular season begins.

While this may be a hefty contract, Lillard’s offensive abilities are something the Clippers desperately need, especially considering how talented the Western Conference currently stands. If LA hopes to make some noise within the next 12 months, they must make a splash in the offseason.

That said, this proposal has the Portland Trail Blazers receiving Norman Powell, Marcus Morris Sr., Terance Mann, Amir Coffey, and a future first-round pick. In return, the LA Clippers land a top-10 talent and a future second-round pick.

This is an ideal package the Trail Blazers should be looking for, especially if they want to build around their young backcourt. In addition, this may also be the most beneficial return for the former Weber State product.