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Damian Lillard was linked to the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason, but it is unlikely he will join the 2020 NBA champions.

Lillard opened up about the trade rumors and explained why he will not play for the Lakers anytime soon.

“He said ‘I would bet anybody that when the season starts, Dame’s going to be playing for the Lakers.’ And the Lakers just traded for Russell Westbrook, so I’m not going to play for the Lakers. We play the same position, so [I was] like bet a million,” Lillard told Complex’s Pierce Simpson.

During the interview with Simpson, Lillard also said he has no plan to leave Portland and aims to win a championship with the Blazers.