Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard jumps to No. 3 in NBA.com’s latest MVP ladder
Damian Lillard’s name continues to raise near the top of the NBA MVP discussion.
Following a recent hot streak of performances and his team’s success this season, the Portland Trail Blazers star Lillard moved up five spots from No. 8 to No. 3 in NBA.com’s Kia MVP Ladder this week.
Without CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic, the Blazers are currently 18-12 in the Western Conference in large part because of Lillard leading the way.
The Hulu ad campaign should just air this man’s recent highlights on a loop with Lillard in the background freestyling, “Hulu. Has. Live. Sports.” It’s just flat out ridiculous what he’s doing in shouldering the load in Portland with CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic nursing injuries. Clutch time is definitely Dame time, as he’s 12-3 in those situations, burning the opposition down the stretch, sinking 58.8% from deep in the last five minutes of games separated by five points or fewer. He’s not an All-Star starter, but neither was Russell Westbrook the year he won MVP.
Lillard is currently averaging 29.8 points with 7.9 assists on …
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