What do the Philadelphia 76ers offer for Damian Lillard?
Daryl Morey is never afraid to push his chips in on a star player, and this could be their shot to turn James Harden into another All-Star. Portland already finalized the Damian Lillard trade, so they need to deal Holiday by himself or wait two months for the aggregation restriction to be lifted. The Blazers will act quickly if they can find a significant offer that helps their rebuild.
Portland’s path to getting multiple picks for Holiday’s expiring contract could be working out a three-team trade with the Clippers involving James Harden. This package should have each side going home satisfied they accomplished their goals.
Marcus Morris Sr. and Robert Covington are on expiring contracts and could both be bought out. They get one first-round pick from the Sixers and one from the Clippers plus Kobe Brown, who was the 30th overall pick in 2023. Add in Amir Coffey and Bones Hyland to give Portland a massive return for Holiday.
The Clippers decide to swap spare parts for James Harden in hopes of contending for the title in 2024. They need Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to be healthy and getting a third star takes pressure off of them.
If the Clippers and Trail Blazers are both on board, should the Philadelphia 76ers accept this trade?