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Lillard Last In MVP Predictions

Frank Urbina of HoopsHype ranks the likeliest winners of this season’s awards, and amidst other nominees for MVP, Dame comes in last.

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While Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard has been having an amazing season overall, he has struggled in recent weeks, and it shows in the discussion around the Most Valuable Player award for this season. Frank Urbina of HoopsHype ranked who is most likely to carry away the end of season awards, including the MVP award, and Lillard came in last.

Damian Lillard has been slumping a bit of late, but that doesn’t change the fact that he has posted a straight Herculean effort this year in keeping the Portland Trail Blazers relevant in the playoff race despite a plethora of injuries to their roster. Lillard ranks fifth this season in Win Shares and eighth in Value Over Replacement Player.

Lillard missed a matchup against the San Antonio Spurs with a right hamstring injury, so it is possible that injuries have played a role in his recent difficulties on the court.