The NBA despatched a memo to all 30 groups concerning feedback surrounding the commerce request by Damian Lillard and his agent Aaron Goodwin.
“Latest media experiences said that Damian Lillard’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, referred to as a number of NBA groups to warn them in opposition to buying and selling for Lillard as a result of Lillard’s solely desired commerce vacation spot is Miami. Goodwin additionally made public feedback indicating that Lillard wouldn’t totally carry out the companies referred to as for below his participant contract if traded to a different staff.
“We interviewed Goodwin and Lillard and likewise spoke with a number of NBA groups to whom Goodwin spoke. Goodwin denied stating or indicating to any staff that Lillard would refuse to play for them. Goodwin and Lillard affirmed to us that Lillard would totally carry out the companies referred to as for below his participant contract in any commerce situation. The related groups supplied descriptions of their communications with Goodwin that have been largely, although not totally, in line with Goodwin’s statements to us.
“We’ve suggested Goodwin and Lillard that any future feedback, made privately to groups or publicly, suggesting Lillard won’t totally carry out the companies referred to as for below his participant contract within the occasion of a commerce will topic Lillard to self-discipline by the NBA. We even have suggested the Gamers Affiliation that any related feedback by gamers or their brokers can be topic to self-discipline going ahead.”