Damian Lillard was named NBA Rookie of the Month for December 2012. This earning Lillard back to back Rookie of the Month honors. The last Blazer to win the Rookie of the Month award multiple times was former face of the franchise Brandon Roy. Thus far, it seems the Blazers made an outstanding move to pick Lillard number 6 overall in the 2012 NBA draft. Below are the Top 10 reasons why Damian Lillard will be the hero in the next chapter in Trail Blazers history.
1. Confident, but humble demeanor. Natural leadership skills.
2. Eager and willing to have the ball in his hands with the game on the line.
3. Creates opportunities for his teammates.
5. Strong work ethic and desire to improve.
6. Strong passer.
7. Can drive to the hoop and finish at the rim.
8. Good personality and of upstanding character.
9. Compliments Blazers’ other core players: Batum, Aldridge, Matthews
10. Only 22 years old, Blazer fans have only seen a small sample of his potential.
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