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Lillard to join Antetkounmpo in Milwaukee: reports

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is headed to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he’ll team with two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.

ESPN and The Athletic reported that Lillard, who has spent all 11 of his NBA campaigns in Portland but reportedly requested a trade in July, is headed to the Bucks as part of a three-team trade deal.

Lillard, who was said to prefer a move to the Miami Heat, was part of a swap that also includes the Phoenix Suns.

Portland will receive Milwaukee’s Jrue Holiday and the Suns’ Deandre Ayton and Toumani Camara plus draft picks while the Suns will receive Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nassir Little and Keon Johnson.

Lillard averaged a career-high 32.2 points and 7.3 assists and matched a career-best by shooting 46.3% over 58 games last season.

However, Portland finished 33-49 and missed the playoffs for the second season in a row.

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