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    Damian Lillard named NBA Rookie of the Year

    Not surprising: Damian Lillard is your 2012-13 Rookie of the Year.

    Kind of surprising: Lillard was unanimously selected as the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year.

    The league announced Lillard as the winner on Wednesday after his impressive rookie season with the Trail Blazers.

    Lillard, the No. 6 overall pick in last year's draft, averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 assists and 3.1 rebounds. He also was instrumental in keeping the Blazers competitive for a playoff spot for most of the season.

    Behind Lillard, in order, was No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Dion Waiters, Harrison Barnes, Chris Copeland, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jonas Valanciunas and John Jenkins.

    Lillard is the fourth player in the history of the award to win it in unanimous fashion, joining Rockets center Ralph Sampson (1983-84), Spurs center David Robinson (1989-90) and Clippers forward Blake Griffin (2010-11).

    The 6-foot-3 guard joined Oscar Robertson and Allen Iverson as the only three rookies in NBA history to record at least 1,500 points and 500 assists. He also broke Stephen Curry's rookie record for made 3-pointers in a season, with 185.

    Lillard was essentially the unanimous choice by most NBA writers too, including CBSSports.com, though Davis had a case.

    There's a good argument to be made for Anthony Davis. From a metrics standpoint, you walk away feeling that Davis is the better player. And you certainly feel that he has more upside and a brighter future, based on what he and Lillard do.

    But while Lillard's accomplishment is based mostly on minutes and usage, it also has to do with role. The Blazers pretty much set out from Day 1 to depend on Lillard, and he was good enough to get them within distance of the playoffs. He was more of a focal point and most obviously involved than Davis was. He deserves this and has for some time.

    Lillard, 22, is the third Rookie of the Year for the Blazers and first since Brandon Roy in
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    Congrats to Lillard! This isn't a surprise, but it was awesome watching him play this year. He's already special, and he is only going to get better.
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    His press conference was phenomenal. If you all get the chance to watch it, do!

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    I disagree about Davis even being close to Lillard. In my opinion Davis is injury prone right now in his short nba career. Lillard was a beast from day one and for a rookie point guard to come in and do what he did game in and game out so consistently...there is no comparison right now. Congrats Mr. Lillard you deserve it!!!

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    If you are all interested... Here are the two best highlight videos of Lillard IMO...

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=GxV0yV7KQy0

    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldaxt...ture=fvwp&NR=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    I disagree about Davis even being close to Lillard. In my opinion Davis is injury prone right now in his short nba career. Lillard was a beast from day one and for a rookie point guard to come in and do what he did game in and game out so consistently...there is no comparison right now. Congrats Mr. Lillard you deserve it!!!
    Yup, If Davis was healthy all season and grew, then maybe, but i still doubt it. This guy is a great character, he is a "Lifer" if he stays healthy.

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    lillard is totally getting laid tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Mopp View Post
    lillard is totally getting laid tonight
    lol. I hate to sound shallow, but did you see his GF? She must have one killer personality.

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    no i havent seen her

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    The next day, Aaron Goodwin got a phone call from Payton.

    Gary said ‘This kid has more than I ever had, than Jason (Kidd) ever had, than Brian (Shaw) ever had,’’ Goodwin said. “Now, this is big, because Gary always considered himself the best. And he said ‘I want to help this kid get his defense down. Because if he gets better defensively, he will be the best to ever come out of the California area.

    "Now that’s from Gary; that’s Gary admitting this kid is special. From Gary Payton, that takes a lot.’’
    http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/in...ess_leads.html

    Hell Yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shen View Post
    The next day, Aaron Goodwin got a phone call from Payton.



    http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/in...ess_leads.html

    Hell Yeah!
    Gary may be a former Beaver and Sonic, but he is pretty cool. He loves the game of basketball, and I hope Lillard works out with him.
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    Pre All-Star FG%: 41.8%
    Post All-Star FG%: 44.9%

    That right there is key as that was the only real potential weakness that could haunt him in the future, so I'm glad to see it go from bad to respectable in less than a year.

    To compare Westbrook's first 2 years he averaged 39.8% and 41.8% FG.

    I'm so psyched about his potential!
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    How unsurprising. Dude, give up trying to argue with valade. He cut you into little pieces, had you for breakfast, and shat you out.
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    Valade you have totally owned this thread. Well done
    My fanbase is growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Pre All-Star FG%: 41.8%
    Post All-Star FG%: 44.
    Yup! What's also impressive about that, is our decimated roster in the second half and he still put up efficient numbers! Teams clamping down on him with no other threats on the floor, that's real tough

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    very nice kid is a stud

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