Portland Trail Blazers: Why It's a Good Idea to Limit Damian Lillard's Minutes

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Portland Trail Blazers: Why It's a Good Idea to Limit Damian Lillard's Minutes
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We shouldn't compare Damian Lillard's job to a sweat shop worker's, but the Portland Trailblazers point guard logged extensive overtime in 2012-13. Lillard averaged 38.6 minutes per game (tied with Kobe Bryant for second-most in the NBA) and led the league with 3,167 total minutes. The long hours took its toll on the reigning Rookie of the Year as his shooting percentages from the floor and charity stripe were all below season averages by the month of April.

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