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The Portland Trail Blazers have had a very active offseason, an offseason that has included trades, the NBA Draft, free agent signings and a renamed stadium. Some of these moves and changes have been more publicized than others. One that I feel has been a little overshadowed has been the signing of Mo Williams.
Free agency has been very tough for the Blazers. A lot of people talk about how Portland is too small of a city; there is nothing to drive these young talented basketball players to this city. The Hedo Turkoglu situation was talked about for a long time; he passed on Portland because his wife didn’t want to live here. On the other hand, Jamal Crawford signed a contract with the Blazers a couple years ago as a very established role player and sixth man.
Was free agency this year a success?
I would say, absolutely yes. I am talking purely the free agency aspect of the offseason. The two big names that signed contracts with Portland are Dorell Wright and Mo William...
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Damian Lillard led the NBA in minutes played last season and conceded his body and game paid the consequences, hoping next year he can stay more fresh down the stretch.
"Sometimes when you're out there (playing) so many minutes, your body can wear down," Lillard said. "So you're not always productive at the highest levels because you might be worn down."...
Last season’s Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard hopes to play less minutes next season. Lillard averaged 38.6 mpg last season, tied with Kobe Bryant and a shave under the league leader Luol Deng at 38.7.
According to USA Today Sports:
The Portland Trail Blazers point guard got a taste of that workload during his rookie of the year season, and he didn’t like it.
After being last year’s NBA rookie of the year, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has decided to help the fine folks over at EA Sports motion-capture some of his signature moves.
Check out the below Instagram video of Lillard performing a killer crossover and a soaring dunk:
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