NBA Season Preview 2022-23: Every team’s current longest-tenured player

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Portland Blazers: Damian Lillard, 10 years

The No. 6 pick in the 2012 draft, Damian Lillard had been repping RIP City for a decade.

With the departure of long-time backcourt mate CJ McCollum at last year’s trade deadline, his current longest-running teammate is Jusuf Nurkic, acquired at the 2016-17 deadline from Denver.

Dame agreed to a two-year, $122 contract extension back in July which will have an estimated $63 million player option in 2026-27. Whew.