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Blazers’ GM reveals team strategy amid Damian Lillard trade rumors

Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers drives against Rui Hachimura #8 of the Washington Wizards during the first at Capital One Arena on February 02, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Portland Trail Blazers’ new management is not expected to move on to a rebuild or re-tool, according to new interim GM Joe Cronin.

Cronin’s statement comes at a time, where rumors around Damian Lillard’s future with the franchise surfaced. However, Cronin reiterated that the Blazers are not going to move their longtime franchise player.

“The organization wants to win,” Cronin said, per The Athletic. “There are times when you have to take a step back in order to make a step forward, and we are not convinced that this is that time yet.

Our approach today is not a re-tool or a rebuild. It’s an enhance. We haven’t discussed one time about taking a step back,” said Cronin.

The Blazers are definitely in need of a roster enhancement, as they currently stand at 11 – 15, and are a few spots behind the eight seed in the West.

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