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The Portland Trail Blazers veteran guard Damian Lillard believes that the Oklahoma City Thunder wing Lu Dort is the best defender in the league.

“Lu Dort,” Lillard said. “I think he has the perfect balance of strength, quickness, speed and desire to do it. And he’s young. So I just think he is the best at it.”

This season, Dort’s averaging 13.7 points, 4.5 boards, 2.1 assists, and 1.0 steal per game.