Portland Trailblazers guard opens up in a revealing interview.
Reigning NBA rookie of the year Damian Lillard has the world at his feet, but you would not now it from hearing him speak.
The talented 23-year-old point guard says he would like to be an All-Star this season and that Portland are aiming to be a 50-win team in the near future.
The Oakland native said he would also like to play less minutes each game, as little a three, to ensure he is 100 per cent effective this season.
“I would play as many minutes as my team needs me to play, I wouldn’t be like ‘don’t put me in the game’,” Lillard said.
“But maybe three less minutes a game, that would make a difference over an 82 game season.”
Lillard says he needs to keep improving on his defence, saying the first full season was a real eye-opener.