Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/25/13
Two words: Damian Lillard. If you see Damian and the resurgent Portland Trail Blazers ever scrap their way into a championship run, remember this playoff season as the beginning. By watching and noting the differences between the great western point guards as the play each other over a series, Lillard logs where they break down, or more importantly where he will break them. This man is witness to the best guards in the NBA, just like you. He learned their moves, what they like to do on the court, and paid tuition with the nicks and knocks he took from them all season. Now he watches Russell Westbrook fly like other fans of the game, except he's been in the air with him. He's watching Chris Paul make balls disappear from Mike Conley. Does he see some of himself in Andre Miller fourteen years in the league? He could since Miller's wearing a Blazer uniform on his wiki page. When Stephen Curry launches a long ball, you don't say to yourself, "Set some m...
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