The Milwaukee Bucks made a push toward another NBA title by obtaining all-NBA point guard Damian Lillard in a trade announced on Wednesday. Lilliard is a seven-time all-NBA player and all-star and was named to the NBA’s 75th anniversary team.
The Portland Trail Blazers traded Lillard to the Bucks on Wednesday in a three-team deal that also includes the Phoenix Suns.
The Blazers are getting point guard Jrue Holiday from the Bucks, along with a 2029 unprotected first-round pick and the right to swap picks in 2028 and 2030. Portland also acquired center Deandre Ayton and forward Toumani Camara from the Suns.
The Bucks also sent shooting guard Grayson Allen to Phoenix. The Suns also picked up center Jusuf Nurkic and guards Nassir Little and Keon Johnson from Portland.
The 6-foot, 2-inch Lillard averaged 32.2 points per game last season. He led Portland to eight postseason appearances, making it to the Western Conference finals in the 2018-19 season.
The blockbuster trade comes after months of rumors that Lillard, 33, would play for the Heat.