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Damian Lillard remains unmoved in his notion that the Portland Trail Blazers are still capable to contend despite lack of success from the recent years.

Lillard revealed his unwillingness to head for a new direction with Blazers following the team’s last week loss against the Clippers, as he remains on target to compete.

“That’s not what I’m interested in,” Lillard said. “That’s what the frustrating part of it is. Talking about what’s gonna happen next season. And us ‘building.’ That’s not what I’m here to do, especially at this stage of my career.”

Their Sunday loss against the Clippers further dugged the Blazers to the depths of Western Conference playoff contention, as they now hold the 31-40 record en route to 13th seed. The last Play-in spot being filled by the Utah Jazz leads them by four games. 

With 11 games left to their season, only miracles can give them a pass to be back in the postseason stage. Portland ‘s competitions are going urgent in hopes to qualify for the postseason.

Indeed Lillard remains committed to his loyalty to the team, but the Trail Blazers truly got a complicated case in which they are torned towards their future and franchise cornerstone. Only time can tell if a title in Rip City, or an eventual full-scale rebuild, will take place with Lillard’s involvement.