Found August 21, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Last season’s Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard hopes to play less minutes next season. Lillard averaged 38.6 mpg last season, tied with Kobe Bryant and a shave under the league leader Luol Deng at 38.7. According to USA Today Sports: The Portland Trail Blazers point guard got a taste of that workload during his rookie of the year season, and he didn’t like it. “Sometimes when you’re out there (playing) so many minutes, your body can wear down,” Lillard told USA TODAY Sports. “So you’re not always productive at the highest levels because you might be worn down.”
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