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Peterson: Raptors Coach Dwane Casey Says Blazers G Damian Lillard "Glides With The Ball"

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Torontor Raptors coach Dwane Casey is impressed by Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard.

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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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