Damian Lillard isn't leaving Portland in the foreseeable future.
The Trail Blazers star said he is committed to the team, even though there have been some huge moves from the front office, including letting teammate and friend Ed Davis go.
"I'm not unhappy," Lillard said (via The Oregonian) after rumors persisted he wanted to leave the franchise. "I love where I live. I love the organization. I love our coaching staff. I love where I am."
All eyes have been on the Lakers this offseason after they landed LeBron James in a blockbuster deal, along with a flurry of other free agents. The Warriors then upped the ante by signing DeMarcus Cousins.
"It's the Western Conference — it's always going to be tough," Lillard said. "Now you've got LeBron coming over here, you've got Denver getting a little bit better, Utah getting a little bit better. And it's just going to get tougher and tougher. It is what's it's always been, but just a little tougher."
While Lillard said he was upset the Blazers let Davis go, along with Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton, he said that hasn't prompted him to jump ship and join one of the NBA super teams.
"I loved Ed," Lillard said. "One of my best friend's in the league (and) favorite teammates I've played with. To lose him, that's a loss for our team. Bazz played big minutes for us. Pat played big minutes for us. So we lose three rotation players that gave us a lot, that contributed to our season last year."