Damian Lillard is most likely going to find a new home in the next month or so after officially handing in a trade request from the Portland Trail Blazers. This ends an 11-year-long relationship between the team and player, and the Blazers are determined to get valuable assets coming back for their franchise superstar. The team is reportedly going to send Dame to the team with the best trade package, irrespective of Dame's wishes to go to the Miami Heat.

With the Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz emerging as suitors, an unlikely candidate could throw their hat in the mix. The Memphis Grizzlies have a generational young point guard on their hands that they can't quite control, as Ja Morant will spend the first 25 games of the season suspended. Maybe an unlikely and high-risk swap between the Blazers and Grizzlies could get everyone to a place where they can move forward.

Trade Details

Portland Trail Blazers Receive: Ja Morant

Memphis Grizzlies Receive: Damian Lillard

The Grizzlies have cultivated a young and winning setup that can't wait for Morant to get his act together. Given his off-court struggles in Memphis, maybe a change of scenario is what'll suit the young star the best. In addition to that, Morant would be the single-best player the Blazers could receive in a Lillard trade. With his age, he aligns perfectly with the young timeline the team has inadvertently walked itself into while trying to contend with Lillard.