Damian Lillard needs to be drafted by a team where he fits if he's going to succeed in the NBA.
Lillard, entering the draft after completing his junior year with Weber State, will end up being a lottery pick, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford. He’s progressed in every aspect of the game over his four years (redshirted in 2010-'11) including scoring, shooting, rebounding and making plays.
Lillard’s draft stock has risen over the last few weeks even though he hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, according to B/R featured columnist Brian Mazique.
Even the official B/R twitter is high on Lillard.
Whole B/R office saying #Warriors should draft Damian Lillard & trade Steph Curry. Let Klay shoot jumpers and get the bum ankle out.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 12, 2012
In his junior year at Weber State, he averaged 24.5 points, five rebounds and four assists per game. Playing for Weber State hasn’t helped his draft stock since not many get to see him play regularly, but he’s taken advantage of the attention he’s gotten at the NBA Draft Combine, according to Comcast Sportsnet’s Henry Wofford.
Lillard will need a good fit in order to succeed at the NBA level, and here are five teams that the point guard from Oakland will fit well with.