Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 1:16 pm  |  27 responses

USA Basketball Eyeing Damian Lillard

The presumed favorite for Rookie of the Year is being considered for an invite to this summer’s USA Basketball minicamp, according to CSNNW.com: “Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard continues to take the league by storm and now he’s well on his way to taking his game global. CSNNW.com has learned that the three-time NBA Rookie of the Month and NBA Skills Challenge champion is on the verge of being invited to participate in the USA Men’s Basketball National Team mini camp. ‘Damian is definitely on our radar,’ Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo told CSNNW.com. ‘He’s one of the bright young stars we have in this game and certainly his chances are very high that he makes our list.’ Colangelo says he will announce the names of those selected sometime after the season.”

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  • The Seed

    Kyrie Irving better be on that radar first.

  • Redd

    Love this kid, I’m rooting for him & personally hope he trumps Kyrie eventually.

  • http://twitter.com/bjollz Björn Atli Davíðsson

    Kyrie needs to be Team USA’s top dog at the next world games. Like Durant was in 2010.

  • playa

    No one trumps kyrie and if someone does i dont think it would be Lillard

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    such a fan boy

  • theDankerNuggets

    Kyrie’s on that team, don’t worry.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    i remember teling all you suckas that Dame was gona make some big moves, 80% of yall doubted.

    cmon ppl.. listen to ya boy D for once.

  • spit hot fiyah

    deron Williams is pretty much done with team usa, so that opens up a spot, Irving’s spot. but lillard is a guard for team usa, he can shoot the deep three, something team usa has been lacking from their guards.

  • http://twitter.com/NYCKING BIG ED

    USA needs to consider Kenneth Faried he brings it every night. I’m fine w/ Irving and Dame as USA PG

  • Sin City

    It was a dumb comment though. Sophomore Kyrie and Rookie Lillard are the new 2 rising stars of the league. Why should they already trump each other so soon? If anything, you should hope that one day they’ll reach up to CP3/early D-Will, Rose,Westbrook, Parker, Rondo status, and do better.

  • Happy

    Spoken like a typical Rose slurper.

  • Redd

    Oh Lillard transforms into Rose? COOL. Idiot.

  • Redd

    Dumb comment? Read it til’ u see “eventually”.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    im suprised dwill is having such a bumming season

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    Somewhere in DC, John Wall shakes tiny fists.

  • Happy

    Like all Rose groupies, you hate on Kyrie. That’s what I was getting at and at least two other people got that. You’re slow; it’s well documented here.

  • Redd

    Lol, hate on Kyrie? By saying I hope Lillard becomes better? My bad, I apologize for your stupidity.

    Oh & for your idiotic mind, Kyrie is in our division so not supporting a division rival is normal in basketball. Kyrie is a great player, never said otherwise. It must be hard being an idiot & horrible troll.

  • Happy

    Redd, as many meaningless, pointless, thoughtless, moronic rantings as you’ve posted here I’d rethink insulting anyone if I were you.

    Being a division opponent doesn’t automatically mean they’re rivals. Irving hasn’t faced Rose all season, which is his best season of his short two year career so far. Rose slurpers can’t stand all of the attention Kyrie is getting and always have something negative to say about him. You and pposse are probably the biggest Rose bimbos on this site. You have no credibility.

  • Redd

    You’re a complete moron.

    DIVISION rival..that means they’re in your division thus being a division rival. That’s not like a Celtics-Lakers thing genius. Again you’re an incredible idiot & lack sensibility since I never put Kyrie down nor mentioned Rose.

    This was funny tho, from a standpoint of watching a baboon try to make sense.

  • Happy

    Like I said, you have no credibility here. You’re not knowledgable, not particularly smart, and you definitely are just a fanboy.

  • MikeC.

    I get it. I detest division rivals of the Knicks as well as other EC teams. They’re in your team’s way. If you have a fave team, you dislike other teams.

  • Redd

    Yeah exactly, but even then I never said anything negative about Kyrie.

  • Redd

    LOL & there we have it, you have no argument to what’s being discussed.

    That’s that ‘ether’. Just stop, you sound dumb. A fanboy? LOL, far from, I’m a big fan but not a bias one.

  • LeroyShonuff

    Lillard >>> Irving… Lillard get’s it done on both ends of the floor. Still amazed at the constant mentioning of John Wall and the lack of respect for Greg Monroe on slam

  • Cam

    Are you serious? Both are defensive liabilities, and why would you say that when Kyrie ABUSED Lillard: http://youtu.be/Z3EE2FW6I8s

  • Happy

    If I remember correctly, a few people nicknamed you Blonde around here. Another called you Kelly Bundy. That in and of itself should disqualify you from even considering insulting anyone’s intelligence.

  • Redd

    LOL didn’t have jack to say til’ now? Shut up idiot.

    Next time use an intelligent argument or don’t argue, moronic troll.