How the Celtics could actually pull off a blockbuster trade for Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard, Celtics, Trail Blazers
NBA Analysis Network

The Boston Celtics are entering what could be a crazy offseason. With the move of Brad Stevens to the front office, the team has already opted to trade star point guard Kemba Walker. Could they look to make a blockbuster trade to acquire Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers to replace him?

Lillard has been rumored to be interested in moving on from the Trail Blazers this offseason. He wants to compete for a championship and simply may not believe that to be possible in Portland anymore. If he does ask for a trade, a team like the Celtics would make a ton of sense as a potential trade partner.

During the 2020-21 NBA season with the Blazers, Lillard put together another massive season. He averaged 28.8 points per game to go along with 7.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 0.9 steals. Lillard shot 45.1 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 39.1 percent of his three-point attempts.

At 30 years of age, the time is now for Lillard to compete for a ring. One of the only teams with the kind of value that it would take to acquire Lillard is the Celtics. They have a ton of young pieces, picks, and high-level players that they could move.

All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at how the Celtics could actually pull off a blockbuster trade to acquire Damian Lillard from the Trail Blazers.