The NBA offseason has come to an end, but there is no peace in the trading market. Two NBA superstars, Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers and James Harden of the 76ers, both made trade requests to their teams, causing shock across the league. Their battle to stay or stay is undoubtedly the biggest highlight of this year’s offseason trading market.
Lillard wants to go to the Heat, but the Blazers will not let him go. Lillard is the core player of the Blazers and one of the best shooting guards in the league. In the past few NBA seasons, he has led the Blazers to the playoffs and has demonstrated his ability at critical moments many times. However, he also felt the problems in the Trail Blazers, such as the aging lineup, injury problems, weak defense and so on. He is dissatisfied with the future of the Blazers and believes that the team did not provide him with enough support and help.
Harden is dissatisfied with the 76ers and wants to go to the Clippers, but the Clippers can’t do anything
Harden is another Sixers superstar and one of the league’s most dominant scorers.
In the last season, he formed a strong lineup with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and others, leading the 76ers to the No. 1 record in the Eastern Conference. However, they suffered an unexpected setback in the playoffs and were eliminated by the Hawks. This made Harden very disappointed and frustrated, and he had doubts about the 76ers’ team chemistry and tactical system.