[Introduction] An excellent point guard is equivalent to a good head coach, because they are the initiators and executors of coaching ideas
Last season, the league ushered in such a good point guard again, and that is Damian Lillard, the head point guard of the Blazers.
Lillard showed extraordinary ability from the start of a rookie game, scoring 23 points and 11 assists in the opener against the Lakers.
In the end, he averaged 19 points and 6.5 assists per game and won last year’s “Rookie of the Year”.
Because some of Lillard’s characteristics are very similar to Deron’s, they are both intelligent point guards who focus on scoring, and their heights are also very close. More importantly, they both performed well in their rookie seasons.
So we naturally compare the two.
During his rookie period, Deron averaged 10.8 points and 4.5 assists per game.
On the surface, Deron is much worse than Lillard. In fact, Deron’s playing time in the first season is far less than Lillard’s.
Germany was entrusted with an important task, and his playing time reached the second place in the league, with an average playing time of 38.6 minutes per game.
The two people who are so similar will encounter similar problems in the new season. Lillard, who became famous in only one season, will be exposed to the attention of the outside world. Now he is the absolute core of the Blazers.
Maintaining such an efficient performance, and the Blazers are on the edge of the playoffs all year round, whether Lillard can lead the team to kill the playoffs through his own ability, all this will be the outside world’s expectations for Lillard.
In contrast to the Nets, Deron is also facing similar problems. This summer, the owner of the Nets spent a lot of money to build a luxurious team. The goal is only the championship.
There is recovery, as the number one core of the team, there is a lot of pressure on the shoulders.