Damian Lillard Focused on Team Building
(Damian) Lillard plays it modest, focusing on the relationship with teammates he began to build at Vegas.
“We played well as a team because of how strong Meyers (Leonard) and Will (Barton) were, and how well Nolan (Smith) and Luke (Babbitt) played, too,” he said. “It made everything easier for me as a point guard in making the right plays.
“I just wanted to help things run smoothly. I was fortunate to make shots. Everything came easy because of how well my teammates played and how well we fit together. I was happy with that.”
Did the co-MVP laurel mean anything?
“I was honored to have it,” he said. “At the end of the day, you have to earn awards like that. But I understand there’s a lot more work to be done. I’m looking forward to the challenge of getting to training camp and seeing what I can do.”