While all-star guard Damian Lillard has yet to officially announce that he wants to be traded, many teams will be lining up to try and pitch the Portland Trail Blazers to acquire him if and when he makes that declaration.

One of those teams will surely be the Sixers, who would likely offer their all-star guard, Ben Simmons, in any deal to try and pry Lillard away from Portland.

On Wednesday, the team took at least a small step to try to make them a more attractive destination for Lillard, hiring Phil Beckner, a former Weber State assistant coach and trainer according to Yaron Weitzman of FOX Sports.

Beckner, whose official title with the team is consultant to the coaching staff, is a highly-regarded player developer and worked closely with Lillard during his time at Weber State.

Per Weitzman, he has already stared working with the team and will likely spend time with the team during the Las Vegas Summer League.

So does adding Beckner to their staff mean the team would be the front-runner to land Lillard if he if fact asks for a trade?  Of course not.  However, it does give the Sixers someone he feels comfortable with if he is looking for the pros and cons for every situation out there.

Any little thing could help.

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