Portland, Milwaukee, and Phoenix have agreed to a three-team trade, which sent Damian Lillard to the Bucks, Deandre Ayton to the Blazers, and Jusuf Nurkic to the Suns.

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The Portland Trail Blazers are trading guard Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Lillard goes to Milwaukee as part of a 3-team deal with Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, a 2029 unprotected Milwaukee first-round pick, and unprotected Bucks swap rights in 2028 and 2030 to Blazers, per the same report.

Meanwhile, Phoenix Suns land Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nassir Little, and Keon Johnson.

Full trade:

  • Bucks: Damian Lillard
  • Blazers: Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, 2029 first-round Bucks pick and Bucks pick swap
  • Suns: Jusuf Nurkic, Nassir Little, Keon Johnson, Grayson Allen

Adrian Wojnarowski further adds that the Blazers remain engaged elsewhere on deals and are expected to immediately engage contending teams on trade talks to move on Jrue Holiday. Meanwhile, Portland is committed to its young group of talented guards.

As earlier reports indicated, the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors had been favorites to land Lillard, but none of these teams were involved in the latest NBA blockbuster trade.

Lillard, 33, is switching teams for the first time in his career. Portland drafted him with the 6th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and since that time, the star guard has averaged 25.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.7 assists over 769 games in 11 seasons.

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