Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/8/12
Can Blazers right ship? At 8-11 on the season—and mired in inconsistent play—the Trail Blazers have plenty of question marks on their early season. If they can rebound, and answers any of them, is yet to be seen. Can Damian Lillard keep up the pace? In 19 games this season Damian Lillard is averaging 19.3 points, 6.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Rookies just aren’t supposed to play like this. And while Lillard looks like a no-brainer for rookie of the year, it’s still only 19 games. Can he keep his ridiculous pace up? Lillard has already seen some lumps. He started Portland’s recent East Coast swing hitting 27 percent of his shots for 13 points a game. He responded to that adversity by scoring 24, 24 and 23 points over his next three games. Lillard could bring the ROY back to Portland this season. (Photo: Associated Press) If he can continue to bounce back like that, there’s no reason Lillard can’t stay on track. Is LaMarcus going soft? Many a Blazer fan knows the ...
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