Gary Trent Jr.’s departure from the Portland Trail Blazers wasn’t without sadness: ‘On our team, we’re more than just teammates’
Last Thursday began like another typical game day for Gary Trent Jr.
He went to the Portland Trail Blazers’ shootaround that morning in Miami, worked on his shot, joked with teammates. Laughed.
A pregame nap back at his hotel room followed. That’s when his agent, Rich Paul, called.
“He just told me, ‘you’re going to get traded,’” Trent said. “And that was that.”
Texts began flooding Trent’s phone as the news become public prior to the NBA trade deadline. Many texts came from teammates, including mentor Damian Lillard. Trent said he called Anfernee Simons. Both were drafted together by