ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reported that Lillard is happy in Portland, but he would entertain the idea of going to the Lakers or New York Knicks in search of competing for a title.
"It's the Western Conference". I love where I live, I love the organisation, I love our coaching staff, I love who I am. "Now you've got LeBron coming over here, you've got Denver getting a little bit better, Utah getting a little bit better. It is what it's always been but just a little tougher". "That's a loss for our team". So, us, we can't look at free agency and who we didn't get and (say) we didn't make this trade and all that stuff. "So we lose three rotation players that gave us a lot, that contributed to our season a year ago". "... As far as where we fit in [the playoff picture], y'all know how I bring [it]". It just doesn't make much sense for the Lakers to give up promising pieces for a star that still wouldn't assure the team a championship by next season.
"His preference would be for the Portland Trail Blazers to find somebody, somebody big time to join him and CJ McCollum in Portland". "One of my best friends in the league [and] favorite teammates I've played with". "Obviously it's not like we're a destination". So it's tough to attract players to want to come there, so I think it was a good start in the draft, I guess, with Anfernee and Gary. They re-signed starting center Jusuf Nurkic, and signed free agent guards Seth Curry and Nik Stauskas. Why would Portland get rid of their best player in the prime of his career? They deserve to make a lot more money than they do.
"Like I said past year, it's the urgency of wanting to make those steps in the right direction so we can compete", he added. He may have teased some fans with his tweet, but he is happy in Portland and is not seeking a trade. Adding Lillard to the Lakers might make Los Angeles the biggest threat to the Golden State Warriors in the West. "And I feel like we are trying to do that".
No wonder he moved up 44 spots on the table to reach No 2 with 842 points, also the best in his short worldwide career so far. Although he only managed 6 and 19 in the next two games, he moved up nine spots to occupy third place.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara , Turkey, on July 9. There are 16 ministers in Erdogan's streamlined new cabinet, which Erdogan has said will be more efficient and act faster.
Meanwhile, ignoring all the abuses and taunts, Sterling has applauded the support of English fans in Russian Federation . Beckham and Sir Geoff Hurst, though, defended Sterling's displays after the quarter-final win against Sweden.
Iran plans to reduce its global trade relations only to countries that buy its crude oil , an Iranian MP told Iranian media. The current all-time USA annual output peak was in 1970 at 9.6 million bpd, according to federal energy data.
The attendants brought bags of ice to try and cool the dog down, but Darcy wouldn't stop panting and continued to struggle. After Darcy breathed through the mask for a few minutes, she became alert and returned to normal.
Facebook also received a minor fine of $164,000 from French regulators for failing to meet the country's data protection rules. The agency said Tuesday that the social media giant "contravened the law by failing to safeguard people's information".
Sei Young Kim has broken the previous 72-hole scoring record on the Tour, with a nine-shot win at the LPGA Classic in Wisconsin. That victory had propelled her to eighth in the world, although she had slipped to 26th coming into this week.
The UK's data protection watchdog said the social media giant has failed to ensure Cambridge Analytica had deleted users' data. In Facebook's case this would amount to around US$1.6 billion (€1.4 billion).
Thus, the novel " the English patient " Ondaatje as the best book of the 50th anniversary version of the Booker prize. Ondaatje, who was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, then called Ceylon, in 1943 is of Dutch, Sinhalese, and Tamil ancestry.
That evenness is why France is the team to beat in the mind of Jeffrey Marcus, publisher of the World Cup newsletter "The Banter". His son, Mark, tells of what his father said after the match.
The England star Croatia are fearing
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Prince Harry, Meghan to reflect on Irish history on tour
As they stood outside the Marlborough House, Meghan affectionately touched Harry's hand, as the pair appeared to share a joke. Meetings with The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, and with The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, are both planned.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin spotted kissing in NY park
However, and to the general surprise, the duo was caught kissing passionately in the streets of NY as you can see HERE. A friend of the couple's, Jennifer Stephan, posted a pic to Instagram of the two hugging, which has since been deleted.
Israeli company plans lunar landing next year
The Israeli spacecraft, about the size of a dishwasher, measure about 6.6 feet in diameter and about 1.65 feet in height. The launch date is set for December; two months later, on February 13, the spacecraft is expected to land on the moon.
Umar Sadiq joins Rangers on season-long loan from Roma
Speaking exclusively to RangersTV Sadiq said: "It is very good to be here, it has been good so far and I can't wait to start". Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has suggested that his team are nearing a deal for Roma forward Sadiq Umar .
Road Signs Will Warn Drivers Who Are Using Their Phones
Although the signs are unable to log offending number plates, such a feature is being considered for development in the future. The scanner can pick up both mobile phone radio signals and Bluetooth signals, and differentiates between the two.
‘This is really happening’: Serena reaches Wimbledon semis
Williams, a 23-time major victor , is hoping to join a select group of women who have won Grand Slams after becoming mothers. She probably should have done her homework on Williams, who crushed the upset-minded Italian after dropping the first set.
New Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix coming from Warner Bros
Todd Phillips , most well known for his comedies including Old School, Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover , is lined up to direct. Who knows? We might not get any Joker until the very end of the film if it all goes as reserved as it could be.