All-Star point guard Damian Lillard had had enough of the Portland Trail Blazers after nine years.
Despite finishing with a 42-30 record, the squad was eliminated in the first round of the 2021 playoffs by the Denver Nuggets, 4-2.
Though the team didn't go very far.
Lillard had a strong individual postseason performance.
Averaging 34.3 points on.465/.449/.940 shooting with 10.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds, a steal, and 0.7 blocks per game.
Lillard was becoming more dissatisfied since the club has seemingly regressed after their 2019 Western Conference Finals run.