Maynor Helps Lillard Bust Through the Rookie Wall

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Maynor Helps Lillard Bust Through the Rookie Wall
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While many were searching for a rookie wall for Damian Lillard to run into somewhere a long the way, it appears that in the search of that wall, we already missed it. In the midst of Portland and Lillard's toughest stretch, the Trail Blazers acquired Eric Maynor from Oklahoma City with hopes that he could be someone who could help them manufacture points and be a back-up for Damian Lillard in the future. Portland had lost seven of their last nine games. Damian, 6th in the NBA in minutes played, had nearly all of the ball-handling and playmaking responsibility while also being the team's second leading scorer and best isolation threat off the dribble (7th in the NBA in points per possession among players with 100 isolations or more according to Synergy Sports Technology).

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