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B/R Ranks Damian Lillard-CJ McCollum Backcourt as Best in the NBA

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Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report ranked Portland’s backcourt No. 1 heading into the season.

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Portland Trail Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have always been part of the “Best Backcourt in the League?” conversation due to their proven success and blistering scoring. Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report went a step further by crowning the Lillard-McCollum backcourt as the best heading into the 2019-20 season:

Talent? Check.

Cohesiveness? Check.

Proven success after six seasons together? Again, check.

With no Curry and Thompson to look up to (for now), the Trail Blazers backcourt can finally stake its claim as the NBA’s best.

Coming off a trip to the Western Conference Finals, Lillard and McCollum combined for 46.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.9 assists during the regular season while turning the ball over just 4.2 total times per game.

In six years together, Portland has never had a losing record, reaching the postseason every time.

Stephen Curry and D’Angelo Russell came in at No. 2, with James Harden and Russell Westbrook rounding out the top three.

You can read the rest of Swartz’s rankings here.