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The NBA's best rookie (so far)

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08:09 AM ET 11.06 | Damian Lillard seems to have picked up right where he left off after the preseason. Lillard has walked into a perfect situation in Portland. The team needed a point guard so he is starting and playing 38 minutes a game. While he's a focal point of the team, he has talent around him so he isn't the only option on the floor. Lillard became just the third rookie in NBA history, joining Oscar Robertson and Isiah Thomas, to record at least 20 points and 10 assists in his first game. While scoring was expected, Lillard wasn't supposed to get noticed as a playmaker, but nine assists per game suggests Lillard may be better than advertised. It's early, but the rookie point guard has jumped out to big lead.

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November 6, 2012  08:34 AM ET

After 3 games, there isn't one!

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November 6, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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Who's a better pg......Irving or lillard

Lillard.... Irving is a bit to soft and injury prone. I see Lillard lasting the whole season... Kid is a flat out baller...

November 6, 2012  09:27 AM ET

I guess the Knicks got a lotta suckas quiet this morning.....like that, like that!

November 6, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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I guess the Knicks got a lotta suckas quiet this morning.....like that, like that!

Hahaha... don't jinx your team just yet bro, they might just go on a 4 game losing skid to bring things back down to earth LOL!!! But yeah they are playing pretty sweet right now..

November 6, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Wait until he hits the wall. If he can keep this up through 82 games, yeah ROY for sure, but let's wait a little longer than 3 games to start giving him an award.

November 6, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Beware Of The Portland Curse, Bro.

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November 6, 2012  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who's a better pg......Irving or lillard

Irving seems to have that killer instinct. Lillard seems way too mature for his age and experience.
Irving is a better shooter. Lillard has some flash in his play making, suspect 3-ball right now.

As of right NOW, Irving >> Lillard easily. But that could change after a complete season, and I think that it will.

Lillard could make the All star game THIS season, watch out!

November 6, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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I guess the Knicks got a lotta suckas quiet this morning.....like that, like that!

Ever heard of S.S.S?

November 6, 2012  10:26 AM ET
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Irving seems to have that killer instinct. Lillard seems way too mature for his age and experience.Irving is a better shooter. Lillard has some flash in his play making, suspect 3-ball right now.As of right NOW, Irving >> Lillard easily. But that could change after a complete season, and I think that it will.Lillard could make the All star game THIS season, watch out!

Just wondering you see that Lillard will be selected over Paul, Parker, Kobe, Nash, Manu, Westbrook, Harden, Lin for a spot in this years all star game??
Blake was a fluke and the last person to do it before Blake was Duncan....... i cant see another rookie making the all start team this year.

November 6, 2012  10:27 AM ET

Just wondering you see that Lillard will be selected over Paul, Parker, Kobe, Nash, Manu, Westbrook, Harden, Lin for a spot in this years all star game??
Blake was a fluke and the last person to do it before Blake was Duncan....... i cant see another rookie making the all start team this year.

November 6, 2012  10:28 AM ET

sorry for the double post new here

 
November 6, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Beware Of The Portland Curse, Bro.

Put down the hippy lettuce Jack, that curse applies to only Portlands big men

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