Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard is off to a hot start
SoSportz.com- Confidence, swagger, heart, hard work, and passion. These are just a few words that describe Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard. I didn't know too much about Lillard in college, Weber State, but he caught my eye during the NBA Summer League play. The way he scores at will and the explosiveness that he displays will have him right at the top of the point guard ranks along with Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo, and Derron Williams.
Athletes who come from smaller schools sometimes do not get the respect they deserve due to the talent level that they are playing against on a weekly basis. It's time to respect Lillard. He's the real deal and will take the Trail Blazers to another level. Through the first three games of the season, he's averaging 21.3 points per game, 9 assist per game, and 4 rebounds per game. He's the third player in NBA history to post per-game averages of at least 20 points and 9 or more assists through his first three games in the league. The other two were Oscar Robertson and John Wall. Lillard is my pick for the Rookie of the Year(most will have Anthony Davis). Stay tuned, this is just the beginning. -SoSportz twitter: @SoSportz