Did Damian Lillard Just Issue Trail Blazers A Warning?

He says it isn't "a threat", but Damian Lillard put it out there Wednesday night on ESPN that unless the Portland Trail Blazers do "something significant" this offseason, he'll have "a decision to make."

Calling it the most important offseason in his time in Portland, Lillard told Stephen A. Smith that he wants to see the Blazers be "committed and diligent" on improving the roster this summer.

It ain't a threat... I'm just saying... If we can't do something significant... then we won't have a chance to compete on that level. Then not only will I have a decision to make, but the organization will too. Are you gonna go young or are we gonna get something done? I think we've just been kind of on the fence of fully committing to either one. 

I'm trusting that we're going to be committed and diligent about doing all of those things this offseason... I think this is our most important offseason since I've been there. 

Lillard has been the good soldier in Portland, playing his entire 11-year career there—seven of them All-Star seasons—and consistently saying he doesn't want to go anywhere else, and that he wants to win in Portland. 

But after perhaps his greatest year yet (career-high 32.2 points, fifteen 40-point-plus games), the Trail Blazers are once again left on the outside looking in come playoff time. 

It's high time for DAME Time to be Winning Time. Can his team make those necessary improvements this summer, or will Lillard need to make "a decision" he hasn't wanted to make before? 

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