Should the Portland Trail Blazers receive a major NBA award, Frank Urbina of HoopsHype suggests that Damian Lillard is the most likely candidate to receive one, and he selects Lillard as an MVP contender.
Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard is off to a slow start in 2020-21, especially by his pristine standards, averaging just 23.0 points and 6.3 assists per game on an ice-cold effective field-goal percentage of 47.9 through four games.
Nonetheless, Lillard will almost certainly turn that around, and probably soon, based on his absurd level of play in recent campaigns.
Once Lillard gets back to Lillard levels of explosiveness, he’ll once again get back to being arguably the best point guard in basketball and a lower-tier MVP candidate.
While Urbina notes that Lillard has lagged in his shooting so far this season, that is not atypical for the Blazers’ star point guard. Logo Lillard will return: Rip City knows it is only a matter of time.
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