In the ongoing saga of Damian Lillard’s trade request, the Raptors have emerged as front-runners in the pursuit of the star guard, even as Lillard has expressed his strong desire to join the Heat.

NBA insider Marc J. Spears has revealed that the Trail Blazers are exploring the possibility of including Toronto’s rookie Gradey Dick in a potential trade package for Lillard.

The versatile guard/forward hailing from Kansas, was selected by the Raptors with the thirteenth overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft.