Blazers See Billups Comparison In Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard was named co-MVP of the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League and Blazers' director of college scouting Chad Buchanan talked about his performance and potential.
"I thought he had a very solid four games," said Buchanan. "First half of the first game, he had some nerves, trying to get acclimated to his new teammates and the NBA game. I thought he settled in very nicely, continued to get better with each half. Very good with the ball, showed that he can run a team, very unselfish but can put the ball in the hole. A very positive week for him."
Buchanan was asked to offer a comparison for the type of point guard Lillard can become.
"In a best case scenario down the road, [Blazers GM] Neil [Olshey] has talked a lot about Chauncey Billups for Damian," said Buchanan. "I think there are some similarities between those two guys and their temperament. Good pick and roll players. Not elite athletes but good enough athletes."