Now, Lillard himself is denying it.
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 8, 2022
I suppose it’s possible to concoct a scenario where Allen actually spurned Lillard and he’s just covering for her. But even if he’s protecting her, that would show alignment between Lillard and Allen.
Lillard might have reservations about Portland’s long-term outlook. But they’re not about a communication breakdown with ownership.