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Lillard Slotted to Earn All-NBA Nod in Preseason Predictions

NBC Sports NBA contributors Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman predict that Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is positioned to earn first-team All-NBA honors in 2020-21.

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Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has earned an All-NBA squad nomination for three consecutive seasons. According NBC Sports NBA contributors Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman, that trend is likely to continue after the conclusion of the 2020-21 campaign.

Helin and Feldman listed Lillard as a first first-team guard in their All-NBA forecast. In regards to the first team, Feldman and Helin posted identical ballots:

First team

Guard: Luka Doncic (Mavericks)

Guard: Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers)

Forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)

Forward: LeBron James (Lakers)

Center: Anthony Davis (Lakers)

Last season, Lillard posted a career-best 30.0 points and 8.0 assists per game. At the conclusion of the regular season, Lillard earned second-team All-NBA honors. The former Weber State standout earned a first-team nod for his work in the 2017-18 season.

With Lillard leading the way, the Blazers begin their regular season schedule against the Jazz on Dec. 23.

You can check out the complete ballots from Helin and Feldman at NBC Sports.