"I think we're really confident right now," point guard Damian Lillard said after practice on Monday. "With so many new guys, I thought we had a pretty good preseason. I thought we had a lot of things we did well, a lot of things we took from it that we can do better. I think we're just in a good spot mentally."
Those were the words of the star player and unquestioned leader of the Portland Trail Blazers today. According to Sean Meagher at O-Live, Lillard has high praise for what he has seen from his new teammates, first game jitters, and what it's going to take moving forward. Take a look: