Having led Portland further than anyone had anticipated last season, expectations are higher than ever for Damian Lillard, and the two-time All-Star is aiming for the NBA’s highest individual award in 2016-17.

Lillard says he’s gunning for the MVP.

The 26-year-old is coming off career highs in points (25.1) and assists (6.8), while pushing the Trail Blazers to 44 wins and the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

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