Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 3/5/13
The Portland Trail Blazers might have literally hit the jackpot in the lottery this year. Landing Damian Lillard with the number six overall selection in this year’s lottery section of the NBA Draft couldn’t have worked out better for all parties involved. Lillard went to a team that desperately needed a point guard, and that’s probably an understatement. Without him, the Trail Blazers would have started the season with Nolan Smith and Ronnie Price running the point. Seriously. Think about that nightmare for just a second. On the flip side of that coin, the Lillard pick has turned out to be even more fortuitous for the Blazers as an organization. He has been everything a franchise starving for a point guard (Smith and Price, remember?) could have asked for, plus a little more. He’s an emerging future All-Star with a clear cut and down to Earth attitude, and he has helped push Portland into a playoff picture they had no right to compete for this year. Having just recently colle...
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