Damian Lillard has taken the NBA by storm, as he’s become the Rookie of the Year favorite halfway through the 2012-13 season. It’s no secret that he’s been one of the best players of his class, but the question is, where does he stand among the Portland Trail Blazers’ all-time great rookies?
Rip City has been lucky to have Lillard on its side as it rebuilds. This franchise has seen its fair share of unfortunate circumstances, and a player of Lillard’s caliber has been refreshing.
The big disclaimer here is that there is still basketball to be played. Anything can happen, and Lillard’s season could be pushed one direction or the other by the time the year comes to an end. It would be unfair to rank his season at this juncture, but a friendly comparison is always good for a trip down memory lane.
With such a promising start, we have a good idea of where the youngster stands. The future has yet to be told, but the past is already written, and it’s become clear that Lillard is already making history.