Age: 50 Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 lbs School: Weber State
It's Lillard's world and we're just living in it...
Grieving the death of a cousin and missing his mother, Damian Lillard struggled emotionally after the NBA shut down because of the coronavirus. The Trail Blazers were just out of the playoff picture, sitting ninth in the Western Conference standings on March 11 when the league was shuttered. Portland will have eight games to secure a playoff berth, starting on July 31 with Memphis.
Portland guard Damian Lillard was in the gym a few days ago and took notice of what injured Trail Blazers big men Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins were doing during their individual workouts. Plenty of aches and pains around the NBA have healed in the almost-four-month span since the league had to suspend its season because of the pandemic, which means the 22 teams that will be arriving at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida next week should be coming in with mostly healthy rosters. Keeping players healthy once they get to Disney will be another challenge, as workloads ramp up quickly for the July 30 resumption of games - but, at least at the start of camps for the resumed season, rosters will be deeper than they were when the league shut down on March 11.
'My confidence ain't great,' Lillard said
While Calabro's time on the Trail Blazers sideline was short, fans will always remember him for his legendary calls, including the Damian Lillard "bad shot" over OKC.