If you’ve been following the NBA lately, you’d know that there are four rookies that are going above and beyond for their teams and are playing like they belong in the league.
These players are as follows:
All four rookies were drafted in the Top 10 and each player not only has a major role, but has also started for their teams this season. Judging from what each player has already done this year, skies the limit in terms of their abilities in the future.
Speaking of abilities, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is as talented as any rookie to come out of any draft. No disrespect to the number one pick this past off-season in Anthony Davis, who himself is battling Lillard for this year’s “Rookie of the Year” award, but if you had chances to watch the Portland Trail Blazers, you’d agree that Damian Lillard is the next coming of another “Chris Paul.”
Lillard, this year’s #6 draft pick, exploded onto the scene by demolishing the Las Vegas Summer League with 26.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 32.8 minutes per game. With Lillard, it’s only a matter of time when he impacts the NBA in dramatic fashion.
Six games into the season, Damian Lillard already has an average of 18.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game. The rookie has played like a calm and collected veteran so far posting only a 3.2 turnover ratio in the season. NBA All-stars, such as James Harden (5.0), Kevin Durant (4.8) and even Kobe Bryant (4.3) have a higher turnover average that Damian Lillard.
Not only is Lillard enjoying the positives of the NBA, he’s also ecstatic about being able to have the opportunity to sign with Adidas heading into his rookie year. Lillard joins NBA stars, such as Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, and Josh Smith as the 50th NBA player to sign with Adidas.
If you ever wondered how it felt to live the life of a rookie NBA star, ask Damian Lillard… he’ll tell you everything you need to know.
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