Its hard to justify getting overly excited about the draft, summer league or preseason.
But if you let yourself, even for moment, then you might get excited about the Portland Trail Blazers. They have, after all, seemed to have discovered a dynamic young player -- a point guard with pizzazz and a penchant for putting up points.
So, go ahead. Allow yourself to believe in Damian Lillard. Its what the Blazers are doing. And you cant blame them.
Lets backtrack a little. Lillard is 6-foot-3 and arrives from little Weber State. He is likely to move right into the starting lineup, and based on everything weve seen so far, hell drive, hell dish, hell dazzle. He has a game all his own, but seems to continuously draw comparisons to Isiah Thomas.
Lillard looks just that good.
OK, now that weve properly hyped the kid, lets take a look at the guys most likely to be on the receiving end of his passes. Lets start with LaMarcus Aldridge. Lets admit that the Blazers power forward isnt too shabb...