Damian Lillard said that if the Blazers cannot enter the playoffs, he will not play
Damian Lillard said that if Portland does not have a legal chance to enter the playoffs, he will not play in the restarted season.
“If we come back, they are like, ‘We will add some games to end the regular season,’ they will throw us out and play meaningless games, and we have no real chance to enter the playoffs, I will My team is together because I am part of the team. “Lillard told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday.
“But I will not participate. I will tell you now.”
A joint working group composed of NBA and player union representatives is discussing plans to resume this season.
The team is expected to release the guide on June 1.
When the league suspended the game on March 11, the Blazers ranked ninth with a 27-39 record, leaving them 3 1/2 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies.
At this point, it is not clear whether this season will continue the rest of its regular season or directly into the playoffs.
The Blazers are preparing to reintegrate center Jusuf Nurkic and forward Zach Collins, both of whom are injured.
Lillard hopes the league will participate in a 7 to 12 seed game.
Lillard also believes that his trailblazer has a great opportunity to enter
“Our starting center and starting power forward are back, so we have a lot of expectations, and there are good reasons. Now, they are healthy and can have more time for training and recovery when everyone is rusty So, now they will no longer be the only rusty players. If everyone is rusty, we can come here and beat everyone. “
Damian Lillard was selected to the All-Star five times. His career record this season was 28.9 points and 7.8 assists, making him the fifth NBA scorer.
The Blazers opened their practice facility earlier this month for voluntary exercise.