The praise has been pouring in from opposing coaches for Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard. I missed these words from Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey last week, via Anne Peterson of the Associated Press.
"It's almost like he glides with the ball. He has a high basketball IQ," Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "The thing you love about him more than anything else is he plays with a chip on his shoulder. He's one of those underdogs who went to a small school who is out to prove to everybody he's an NBA player."
The Blazers dismantled the Raptors last week.
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