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NBA tells teams Damian Lillard would respect contract in any trade

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The NBA has warned Damian Lillard that he and his agent will face disciplinary action if they make any further statements that contradict the terms of the contract.

The NBA told teams on Friday that All-Star guard Damian Lillard and his agent had agreed to honor his contract in any trade. Lillard’s agent earlier said his client only wanted to be moved to the Miami Heat. Lillard’s agent assured parties that Lillard will honor his contract in any trade.

The Associated Press was given access to a memo that warned general managers that Damian Lillard could face league discipline if he or Aaron Goodwin made further comments implying that he wouldn’t fulfill his contract if traded.The warning was included in a memo that was distributed to general managers and was seen by the Associated Press.

Lillard communicated his wish to be traded to the Portland Trail Blazers a little earlier in this month. While Goodwin, shortly after, made it crystal clear that he would prefer to go to the Miami Heat. Both players are currently playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Damian Lillard’s position won’t change

“Dame’s position won’t change,” Goodwin told the Associated Press on July 6th. “This entire situation was about building an opportunity for Portland to win or giving him another opportunity that he wants, which is Miami.” Goodwin added. “This whole situation was about building an opportunity for Portland to win.” “He is looking for an opportunity, and Miami is it.”

The league claims that interviews were carried out with both Lillard and Goodwin. In addition to the numerous other teams with which Goodwin communicated. Goodwin denied telling teams that Lillard would refuse to play for them, and the teams offered descriptions that were “mostly, though not entirely consistent with Goodwin’s statements to us.”

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Goodwin’s denial was supported by the teams’ statements. Additionally, Goodwin stated that he did not warn any of the teams that Lillard would not play for them.

Players are not allowed to make trade requests in public as this is against the rules. The league also warned the Players Association that similar utterances would result in disciplinary action.

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