I’ll admit, I saw Damian Lillard as a wasted pick because he was taken ahead of Harrison Barnes. With both players yet to dribble just once in a true NBA game, the jury is still out, and will probably be out for quite some time, years even.
On the same token, Lillard has been impressing people with his play of late, myself included, even though it is just Summer League. I will word it you like this: I am impressed, but not amazed. I am interested, wanting to see more, but not prematurely celebrating what could be the new local superstar.
Given enough time, this guy could be the real deal. A point guard unlike any the team has ever had, and quite possibly, he could even become the greatest point guard to ever pull a Trail Blazers jersey over his head, match it with some shorts, and wow fans in said uniform.
Yet, will he?
One thing is clear, he's going to wear the uniform. Paul Allen is paying a lot of money so that you and I can watch Lillard slice and dice defenses in Blazers ...