Damian Lillard has taken flight several times this season, but the rookie point guard appears ready to take off career-wise. He set the three-point record for rookies during Portland's loss to Utah on Monday, surpassing Stephen Curry's mark of 166, and spoke about his goals moving forward.
“I think I can be a first team All-NBA, I think I can be an All-Star, I think I can be an MVP,” Lillard told CSNNW.com. “That's just my opinion. I don't know when, but how I plan to work and how much better I want to be, I feel like anything is possible.”
“I'm not saying I deserve those things right now. That's not what I'm saying. What I am saying is that I set high standards for myself,” he said. “I'm not going to come out and try to force myself to be an MVP next season, I'm going to be myself and hopefully all the hard work that I put in will get me to that point.
“I can get a lot better.”
Music to Portland's ears.