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Post#16 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Thu Jul 5, 2012 3:23 pm by EddieJonesFan

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Post#17 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Thu Jul 5, 2012 7:53 pm by phx#7

I was hoping he'd fall to the Suns. Really reminded me of a less athletic Kevin Johnson with more range when I saw him play.
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Post#18 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Thu Jul 5, 2012 8:02 pm by UnderdogKnicks

Wow DeBlazerRiddem u must be very emo how do u figure "u guys" means "Portland Trailblazer fans." It makes no sense it obviously means RealGM members of course Mr Big Shot is not a Blazers fan he has a Bulls avatar, u're just spilling out a ton of crap, do u just want attention? So I guess u think every time some1 says "u guys" it means "Portland Trailblazer fans" because u are a Trailblazer fan and u're special and everything has to be about the Blazers. By the way I'm just messing with u but u fuked up.
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Post#19 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Thu Jul 5, 2012 10:09 pm by DerrickRose23

Damian Lillard will be an all star - book it
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Post#20 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Thu Jul 5, 2012 10:21 pm by AnSweR07

CHA_77_Bobcats wrote:^ That definitely was not an "attack".

I see him as a rick man's Lou Williams. Best suited as a ridiculously good 6th man.


You're crazy. Lou Will is a 20+ppg scorer in this league given starter minutes with solid playmaking skills. Lillard isn't as talented nor as athletic as Lou. Lillard has a great work ethic and chip on shoulder mentality to help him suceed in this league ill give him that.
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Post#21 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:06 am by Downtown

If Lillard can equal Lou Williams, Jeff Teague, or hope to be a less athletic Kevin Johnson with more range then Portland has themselves a great draft pick and pointguard for a long time.

Only time will tell though if he reaches these levels or as another poster said, he's Jerryd Bayless 2.0.
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Post#22 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:45 pm by King d

AnSweR07 wrote:
CHA_77_Bobcats wrote:^ That definitely was not an "attack".

I see him as a rick man's Lou Williams. Best suited as a ridiculously good 6th man.


Lillard isn't as talented nor as athletic as Lou


That's debatable
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Post#23 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:56 pm by Oden2

I don't think Lillard will be a great pick when all is said and done. My main issue is his quickness and his slow first step. I'd like to see him succeed but I'm about 5/95 against him becoming a first tier PG.
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Post#24 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:25 pm by King d

Oden2 wrote:I don't think Lillard will be a great pick when all is said and done. My main issue is his quickness and his slow first step. I'd like to see him succeed but I'm about 5/95 against him becoming a first tier PG.


I don't see anything wrong with his quickness/1st step... :roll:
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Post#25 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:44 am by Jack wore plaid

Oden2 wrote:I don't think Lillard will be a great pick when all is said and done. My main issue is his quickness and his slow first step. I'd like to see him succeed but I'm about 5/95 against him becoming a first tier PG.



Maybe ask every player he blew by in summer league, or every GM/scout that compared him to Derrick Rose, Zeke Thomas, Westbrook, if he has a quick first step.


He might not ever be a great PG, but it won't be because he doesn't have a quick first step
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Post#26 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Wed Aug 1, 2012 2:00 pm by [RCG]

I'll wait to see how he does his first season against actual competition - not scrubs from an extremely weak D-1 conference.
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Post#27 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Fri Aug 3, 2012 3:46 am by Shem







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Post#28 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:46 am by GreenRiddler

UnderdogKnicks wrote:
MrBigShot wrote:Definitely a great talent. He has a chance to become a 1st tier point guard along with Rose, Rondo, CP3, Westbrook and DWill...I think he will be 2nd tier, equal to guys like Ty Lawson and Jrue Holiday from the get go.


:lol: U really think he is going to be 1st tier of PGS? He is very average he'll be a good starting PG, u guys are overrating draft players again and this happens every year.

Oh you mean in 2008 with Rose? 8-)
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Post#29 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:50 am by GreenRiddler

reapaman wrote:I think he is Jerryd Bayless 2.0. Very similar in college stats, playing style, physical tools, height, weight, ect .... Once you adjust for competition and all that stuff, they are about the same so I expect the same kinda career for Damian Lillard.

He may have more success with the blazers than Bayless did since he's likely to get the starting spot from day one and theres no brandon roy on the team but I don't expect him to live up to anywhere near where he was picked at.

Have you watched Summer league? He looks nothing like Bayless. It is okay though let that Chip grow bigger that R.O.Y trophy is gonna look good with him beside it. :wink:
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Post#30 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:29 pm by King d

Comparing Lillard to Bayless is like comparing Allen Iverson with Jimmer Fredette.

Both things sound ridiculous
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Post#31 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:16 pm by AnSweR07

I think your underselling bayless talent a bit. Bayless was great highly touted prospect since hs..coming into league bayless had to scramble for minutes in the rotation..while lillard is coming intovsituation where hes given the keys from day 1.
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Post#32 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:05 pm by GreenRiddler

AnSweR07 wrote:I think your underselling bayless talent a bit. Bayless was great highly touted prospect since hs..coming into league bayless had to scramble for minutes in the rotation..while lillard is coming intovsituation where hes given the keys from day 1.

Bayless was given a good opportunity in Portland late in his final year and screwed the pooch, as well as in Toronto and New Orleans, maybe he will accept he is not a pg in Memphis?
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Post#33 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:06 pm by GreenRiddler

Well Bayless couldn't shoot to save his life, Lillard is a really good shooter. Bayless couldn't dribble in anything other than a straight line, Lillard can move the ball in a variety of crossovers and change of paces very well. Bayless couldn't do anything in the PnR other than rise up or go for the charge or occasional foul/and1, Lillard is Great in the PnR. One is gonna be a PG (Lillard) the other a back-up shooting guard (Jay-Bay).

Whatever you do don't stop your comparison of the two, it will make you look that much more wrong when you see him in action when the season rolls around. :wink:
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Post#34 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:56 pm by AnSweR07

GreenRiddler wrote:Well Bayless couldn't shoot to save his life, Lillard is a really good shooter. Bayless couldn't dribble in anything other than a straight line, Lillard can move the ball in a variety of crossovers and change of paces very well. Bayless couldn't do anything in the PnR other than rise up or go for the charge or occasional foul/and1, Lillard is Great in the PnR. One is gonna be a PG (Lillard) the other a back-up shooting guard (Jay-Bay).

Whatever you do don't stop your comparison of the two, it will make you look that much more wrong when you see him in action when the season rolls around. :wink:



I never compared those two. Bayless was combo guard while lillard is more of a lead guard, scoring pg different type of players. Also bayless was really starting to come into his own last season for the raptors when he was starting..whenever he comes off the bench he plays poorly..the talent is there but he hasnt really caught a break for some reason..bad attitude?
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Post#35 Re: Damian Lillard: a star in the making?
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:20 pm by Tave

ssfan4life wrote:Really think this kids future is super bright. He has the tools and mental make up to become a star in the NBA. Really would like to know what other people think. I would have made a poll, but I don't know how.

Also this has got to be one of the most impressive basketball workout video I've ever seen (haven't seen many).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heP3LWn8-KQ Really nice shot!


It's probably just the fatigue but he has zero lift on his shot in that video. He's barely even getting off the ground.
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