The Portland Trail Blazers are shopping both the No. 3 pick in this year’s NBA Draft and guard Anfernee Simons to build a contender around star guard Damian Lillard, according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor.
“My league sources say that Portland’s interest in building around Lillard is genuine,” O’Connor said. “The front office is exploring deals for the No. 3 pick, and it’s also open to moving Anfernee Simons. Jaylen Brown, Pascal Siakam, or Mikal Bridges would make sense as potential targets via trade, but it’s unclear what level of appetite the Blazers have for that kind of trade.”