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Damian Lillard Praises Kevin Durant

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On a recent episode of the Dan Patrick Show, Lillard called a healthy Durant “the best player in the NBA.”

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On a recent appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard had considerable praise for the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant, noting that when Durant is healthy, he is impossible to guard. His answer came after being asked by Patrick about his perfect two-on-two partner.

“I think KD (Durant) healthy could very well be the best player in the NBA...I mean nobody can guard him. If he’s healthy, he’s shooting threes off the dribble, pulling up off the dribble, posting up. He can get to the rim. You can’t block his shot. The way he handles the ball and moves at that size, who are you going to put on him? When healthy, I think at this moment, he could very well be the best player in the league.”

In the episode, he also had praise for teammate Carmelo Anthony, noting that when he passes the ball to Anthony, he expects Anthony to score. Lillard and Patrick also discussed Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, and the Blazers’ playoff potential.