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Lillard Still In MVP Conversation

According to Frank Urbina of HoopsHype, Lillard still has a chance.

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There is no doubt that Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard does his best to leave it all on the floor, and with a raft of injuries impacting the team, that has become more necessary than ever. According to Frank Urbina of HoopsHype, it is exactly that quality that keeps Lillard in the MVP conversation.

Damian Lillard is doing his best to keep the Portland Trail Blazers in the thick of the playoff race out West, and his efforts are paying off, as the team is 12-10 and sixth in their conference despite a plethora of injuries.

In the eight games since CJ McCollum went down, Lillard has averaged 31.5 points and 8.3 assists while shooting 47.9 percent from the floor and 39.8 percent from three.

Urbina ranks Lillard at no. 8, just below Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks.

You can read Urbina’s entire rankings here.