Damian Lillard is undoubtedly one of the most exciting prospects of NBA currently. If it was not for his injury this season, he would have given everyone a run for their money. That being said, the reality remains that the star player won’t be seen on the court for this season. The new management will try to find and get the best players around him so the team succeeds as a unit in the next season.
Lillard had an offer to play for another franchise, but the 31-year-old refused to leave Moda Center. Situations have not quite favored him yet, but hopes are still alive as the next season might bring new and exciting changes.
One of the players linked with a transfer to Blazers is power forward Jerami Grant. However, this is only one of the several moves that Trail Blazers might make. But if a move like these are on the cards, then the Blazers’ fans are going to be on the edge of their seat. Lillard was involved in an interaction with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, where he revealed his expectations for the upcoming season. He also said that his best is yet to come, and he is currently working on things that he is not comfortable with all the time.
Lillard says he has had a lot of time now to fully break down his game
When asked whether his best is yet to come personally or collectively with the Trail Blazers, Lillard answered, “I think personally my best is yet to come 100 percent. Like I said, this is my first time being able to take a step back and just fully address my development. Over the course of my career, there have always been things that I’ve wanted to correct or get better at, but maybe I had a long season and went into the playoffs and then we had a quick turnaround. Whatever the case may be, I never had this much time to fully break down my game and really challenge myself development-wise. Working on things that I’m not comfortable with all the time, things that other guys at my position do really well.
I’ve had a window of time and opportunity to add to my game and to watch film with my coaches and trainers to really address those things that a lot of times might be uncomfortable. Since I had my surgery in January, I’ll have around 10 months before the start of next season. So me having that amount of time to look in the mirror to address these things and get my body right, we’ll get the most out of it and I’ll be the best version of myself individually. And I also think we’ve taken some steps back as an organization, obviously with the moves that we’ve made [at the trade deadline].