Damian Lillard Earns Second Team All-NBA Honors
Portland guard named All-NBA for second time in career
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named to the All-NBA Second Team, it was announced today by the league.
Lillard, 25, averaged a career-high 25.1 points (41.9% FG, 37.5% 3-PT, 89.2% FT), making him just the fourth Trail Blazer in franchise history to average more than 25.0 points per game. He also produced a career-best 6.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 75 games.
In his fourth NBA season, Lillard finished sixth in the NBA in scoring (25.1 ppg) and tied for eighth in assists (6.8) to become the first Portland player ever to rank in the top-10 in both categories.
Lillard became the franchise leader in three-point field goals (828 3-PT), and his 229 three-pointers in 2015-16 broke his previous franchise record for the most threes made in a single season.
This represents the second All-NBA honor for Lillard after being named to the Third Team in 2013-14. He becomes the eighth Trail Blazer overall to earn Second Team honors.
Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Golden State's Draymond Green and the LA Clippers’ Chris Paul join Lillard on the 2015-16 All-NBA Second Team.
The All-NBA First Team includes LeBron James (Cleveland), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio), DeAndre Jordan (LA Clippers), Stephen Curry (Golden State) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City). Paul George (Indiana), LaMarcus Aldridge (San Anotnio), Andre Drummond (Detroit), Klay Thompson (Golden State) and Kyle Lowry (Toronto) have received All-NBA Third Team honors.