Damian Lillard and the Miami Heat may be very publicly lusting after one another, but that does not mean a deal is close.

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the Portland Trail Blazers and Heat have "no real traction" on a deal more than two weeks after the All-Star guard expressed his desire for a trade.

The stalemate has been ongoing ever since Lillard requested a trade and pointed at Miami as his only desired destination. The result has been a cooling effect on trade offers from outside parties and Miami, which has a good-but-not-great package of players and draft picks available to offer for Lillard.