As ten-time all-star Carmelo Anthony is continued to be pursued by many teams in the association, with one of them being the Portland Trail Blazers, two times all star Damian Lillard has sent a message to the Golden State Warriors who are currently the reigning NBA champions. According to the Oregonian's Joe Freeman ( as reported by's Drew Shiller) Damian Lillard wished the Golden State Warriors good luck if Portland somehow pulls off a trade that lands Carmelo Anthony in Portland and if Golden State and the Trail Blazers face off again in next seasons playoffs.

Trail Blazers possible title contenders with this move?

The man we know as Dame Dolla is starting to feel cocky he has high hopes for this team even more so if the Trail Blazers manage to land ten-time all star Carmelo Anthony. Moreover, Lillard is already getting attention from his rivals in the Western Conference. The backcourt duo of CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard have already reportedly trying to persuade Anthony to team up with them in Portland. With the possibility of Anthony joining forces with the duo in Portland, Lillard is already starting to talk about winning championships one thing is for sure however the potential of roster upgrading is definitely on the mind of the all-star point guard.

On July 17 Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN announced that the Portland Trail Blazers are trying to engage in trade talks with the New York Knicks to seek to acquire Carmelo Anthony. However, this would require Anthony to waive his no trade clause.In this same report, however, Adrian Wojnarowski took note of the fact that Carmelo Anthony is still relying on the New York to make good on their previous agreement to go through with a trade with the Houston Rockets which would land Anthony in Houston with fellow all-stars Chris Paul and James Harden.

On Wednesday the 2016 NBA Most Improved Player, C.J McCollum announced to Joe Freeman that Carmelo Anthony has an extreme interest in joining Portland.

Is there a Warriors vs. Trail Blazers rivalry in the works

The Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers are very familiar with each other as evident by both of these facing off in the playoffs for the previous two seasons.

Both times have resulted in the Warriors knocking out the Trail Blazers in the 2016 NBA Playoffs the Warriors beat Portland in five games in their second round matchup. While in the 2017 NBA Playoffs the Warriors swept Portland in the first round. If Portland managed to acquire the services of Carmelo Anthony, they would look to make a deep run in the playoffs as the Trail Blazers have not advanced to the Western Conference Finals since the 2000 NBA Playoffs.