PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s official. Damian Lillard is no longer a Portland Trail Blazer.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the seven-time all-star was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sept. 27.
The trade is part of a 3-team deal with the Bucks and the Phoenix Suns, Wojnarowski said.
In exchange for Lillard, the Trail Blazers receive Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton and Toumani Camara as well as Milwaukee’s 2029 unprotected 1st-round draft pick and unprotected Milwaukee swap rights in 2028 and 2030. Wojnarowski reports that the Blazers will “immediately” be looking to trade Holiday.
The Suns recieve Jusuf Nurkic, Nassir Little and Keon Johnson from the Blazers, as well as Grayson Allen from the Bucks.
Lillard was drafted by the Blazers in 2012 with the sixth overall pick. He spent 11 seasons in Portland and is the franchise leader in points and 3-pointers.
Portland will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 31.
“The casuals won’t be addressed but the Trail Blazers fans and city of Portland that I love truly will be … and they will be addressed truthfully. Stay tuned. Excited for my next chapter! @Bucks,” Lillard said in a social media post.
Lillard also released a song called “Farewell” on Wednesday afternoon, where he makes multiple references to the Blazers.
In one verse, he says: “I could never be replaced, no sooner than later. An arrow pointed at who assumed it was greater. Amazing what I get in return for this labor. I continue leaving trails but it won’t be for the Blazers. To the fans man I love you unconditional.”