22-year old point guard Damian Lillard has been named the 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year. Lillard played in 82 games (all starts) for the Blazers last year and he averaged 38.6 minutes, 19.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. He shot 42.9% from the floor, 36.8% from three point range and 84.4% from the free throw line last year…..which are pretty good numbers for a rookie these days. Lillard had 7 double-doubles last year. He also had 41 games in which he scored at least 20 points, 9 games with 10 or more assists and 5 games with 3 or more steals as a rookie. Lillard was very consistent offensively and he made every player on the court with him a better player.
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