Damian Lillard Tries to Sidestep 'The Rookie Wall'

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Damian Lillard Tries to Sidestep 'The Rookie Wall'
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He was 5,000 miles away from home, speaking a foreign language, playing more basketball than he ever had in his life and, as a rookie starter on one of the best teams in the Western Conference, facing more pressure than he ever had in his life.

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