Damian Lillard would be 3rd best player in the East behind Giannis and Durant, says Shannon Sharpe

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Sports analyst Shannon Sharpe is impressed with the performances that Damian Lillard is putting on in the Orlando bubble.

According to him, the Trail Blazers point guard would be the third best in the Eastern Conference if he played there. The only two players better than him would be Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant.

“I would take Dame over everyone in the East besides Giannis, and if KD is playing, Dame is the 3rd best player. He would be the best point guard even if Kyrie was playing. There’s nothing Dame can’t do,” Sharpe said on UNDISPUTED.

Lillard is averaging 37 points and 9.3 assists per game in seven seeding games in Orlando. The 30-year-old point guard scored 51 and 61 points in his last two games.

This season, he is averaging 29.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 8 assist per game for Portland.