There have been many articles and tweets written about the Brooklyn Nets possibly going after Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard after he attended Game 3 of Brooklyn’s first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers. To add to the hype, Lillard has praised wing Mikal Bridges for what he brings to a team and people ran with those comments.
Since then, there have been numerous mock trades in which the Nets get Lillard for a variety of players and assets. If Brooklyn decides to go all-in on getting back into the NBA championship picture, Lillard seems to make the most sense in terms of acquiring a star-level player in a trade.
However, there are some who believe that even if the Nets were able to pull off a trade for Lillard, the team would not be good enough to have a good chance at winning a title. If the playoffs are any indication, Brooklyn may need a lot more than just Lillard if they want to be on the level of the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers.
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Story originally appeared on Nets Wire