Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard made an interesting statement regarding the Portland Trail Blazers and their chances to reach the NBA playoffs this season.

Lillard said he believes the Blazers have ‘a legit chance’ to reach the postseason and fight for the title.

“My motivation is to get in the playoffs. For one, we want to play for a chance at a championship. I think everybody’s coming back with some rust on ’em. Some teams gonna have guys that choose not to play.

Some guys gonna be disinterested, wanting to go about their summer. Some guys gonna be out of shape…It’s gonna be a lot of factors that give a lot of teams a chance to actually come in here and win it.

I think that’s part of my motivation, is knowing there is a legit chance. We got our starting power forward and center back. We’re a healthier team. That’s motivation,” Lillard told Shams Charania of The Athletic, via NBC Sports Northwest.

The Blazers are 3.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies.