Bucks’ Damian Lillard Sends Cryptic Message After Playoff Exit

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Following the Milwaukee Bucks’ disappointing NBA playoff exit, Damian Lillard sparked intrigue with a cryptic Instagram message, leaving fans wondering about his future with the team.

After the Bucks’ 120-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of Round 1 on Friday, Lillard posted a series of photos with teammates and children, captioned: “The plot thickens every time I get adversity… I’m executing all the shit my pops used to rehearse with me. Stay tuned. 🙏🏽💸

The timing of Lillard’s enigmatic post has fueled speculation about his future with the Bucks, who struggled in the playoffs without Giannis Antetokounmpo. Despite contributing 28 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists, Lillard’s performance was not enough to overcome the Pacers.

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Lillard’s contract status and the team’s roster chemistry have raised questions about the Bucks’ offseason intentions. Signed through 2026-27 with a player option, Lillard will reportedly earn $48.8 million next season.

However, Lillard appears optimistic about his future with the Bucks. After the Game 6 loss, he expressed excitement about playing with Giannis and veteran players, stating, “I’m extremely excited… It’s never been an issue with Milwaukee.” He also emphasized his focus on winning a title, saying, “And that’s why I made the decision to be a part of something like this.”

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Despite concerns, Lillard’s post does not indicate an imminent departure. He has expressed enthusiasm for Year 2 with the Bucks, acknowledging improved clarity and a better understanding of his role, coach, and team.

As the Bucks reflect on their season and strategize for the future, fans eagerly await a comeback next season.

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