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Blazers: Lillard plays down trade talk

Currently preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Trail Blazers star maintained that he "expects to be" at Portland next season.

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"I woke up to those reports, a lot of people reaching out to me," said Lillard. "But it's not true. I'll start off the rip and say it's not true.

"A lot of things are being said. It hasn't come from me. I haven't made any firm decision on what my future will be."

While he repeated his concerns about the Trail Blazers' title-winning credentials, the six-time All Star said he “expects to be” at Portland next season. But his comments will not have left Blazers' fans confident that he intends the be the "one club man" as he has previously been labeled.