Superstar Damian Lillard has requested a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers, but his exit from the team has been complicated by the fact that his preferred destination, the Miami Heat, doesn't have the assets necessary to land him. 

It was recently reported that the Boston Celtics are looking to join the chase for Damian Lillard, and perhaps they could land him through a multi-team deal. In this article, we explore a five-team trade construction that sends Lillard to the Boston Celtics and other stars such as James Harden to new destinations.

Boston Celtics Receive: Damian Lillard

Chicago Bulls Receive: Jaylen Brown

New Orleans Pelicans Receive: James Harden

Philadelphia 76ers Receive: DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso

Portland Trail Blazers Receive: CJ McCollum, Robert Williams, Dyson Daniels, 2024 First-Round Pick (BOS), 2024 First-Round Pick (NOP), 2026 First-Round Pick (BOS), 2030 First-Round Pick (CHI)

There are definitely a lot of moving parts in this deal, but each team stands to gain from this five-team trade. Here is why the five franchises should consider making a deal with a similar framework.


The Celtics Land A Top-Tier Point Guard

This deal for the Boston Celtics is centered around doing one thing: pairing Jayson Tatum and Damian Lillard. Though Jaylen Brown is a good player, most people would agree that Lillard is better, and is a better positional fit with Jayson Tatum. Many have previously suggested that Brown and Tatum's skill sets overlap, and perhaps adding Damian Lillard would lead to a more balanced roster.