NBA News and Rumors: Damian Lillard is next level
NBA News and Rumors
We’re six weeks into the NBA season. The Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard have taken over the West, while the Washington Wizards are contemplating a rebuild.
Let’s get you caught up with all the latest in this week’s NBA News and Rumors.
- Lillard makes his case for MVP
- The Wizards have a problem
- The King makes it pour in Miami
- Green takes the weekend off
Damian Lillard is next level
Damian Lillard’s case for NBA MVP is starting to get real.
The Blazers guard dropped 40 points on the Washington Wizards last night, and is now the only player in the NBA with three 40-point games so far this season.
Did we forget to mention Lillard’s team is now top in the West with an 11-5 record?
Lillard is averaging 26.6 points, 6.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 92.4 percent from free throw line.
If the Blazers solid play keeps up and Lillard continues to perform at an explosive level, it might be worth considering the Blazers All-Star as a serious MVP candidate.
Wizards willing to trade John Wall, Bradley Beal
The Wizards are ready to make a change, and that means possibly trading superstars Bradley Beal and John Wall, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Wojnarowski reported the Wizards’ interest in revamping the team, including making every player on the team available including All-Star guards Wall and Beal.
The Wizards have previously been hesitant on moving either player, but after a 5-11 start to the 2018-19 season, it might be time for a fresh start.
LeBron drops 51 points in Miami return
LeBron James was feeling at home in his latest return to Miami this week, unleashing a season-high 51 points to lift the Lakers past the Heat.
King James, who played four seasons with the Heat from 2010-14, was 19-of-31 from the field and 6 for 8 from 3-point range in the Lakers 113-97 win.
He now has 12 career 50-point games.
Green misses more games
Draymond Green took the weekend off from basketball, but not for what you think.
Despite a recent dustup with teammate Kevin Durant, Green has been dealing with a toe injury he sustained against Memphis on Nov. 5.
Due to his ongoing right foot injury, Green was held out of Saturday’s game vs. Dallas. He also did not play on Sunday, as Golden State dropped its game to San Antonio on the road.
The Warriors went 0-2 during Green’s weekend absence.