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D. Aldridge: Blazers G Damian Lillard Is No. 1 "Can't Wait" Storyline

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David Aldridge of NBA.com writes that Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard is his No. 1 "Can't Wait" storyline of the 2012-13 season. ---------------------------------- Can't Wait ... to see Damian Lillard play for the Blazers. Just have a feeling that the Blazers' first first-round pick is going to be a pretty dynamic player. He is a rarity in our 500-channel universe: a lottery pick that wasn't on TV five times a week at Weber State. He's going to be as exciting a first-year player as there is. "Damian was the player we coveted and targeted early in the Draft process," general manager Neil Olshey texted Sunday night, "and from day 1 he has exhibited every trait we were looking for in a franchise PG. We are anticipating long term continuity and leadership at the position. If he plays at a level commensurate with his character, dedication and work ethic he will exceed expectations." ---------------------------------- Former Blazers guard Brandon Roy, now with the Minnesota Timberwolves, checked in at No. 6 on the list. ---------------------------------- 6) Can't Wait ... to see Brandon Roy on the court again. He has insisted all summer that his knees feel fine and that while he may not be able to explode the way he once could, he can still play. The Wolves have a lot of parts that should complement Roy's game, with willing passers like forwards Kevin Love and Andrei Kirilenko and a big man like Nikola Pekovic that should draw attention. The only thing missing is Ricky Rubio, but if the Wolves can tread water until his expected December return ... could be interesting. ---------------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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