Damian Lillard is not happy with himself and his Blazers teammates. Coming into the season, the Blazers were alot of fans sexy pick to make a deep playoff run in the western conference. After 13 games however, they look more like a below average team than a serious contender, standing at 7-6 and currently in ninth place overall in the west. After losing to the Rockets last night by almost 20 points in a game where James Harden went off for a triple double, Lillard wasn’t shy about his feelings post game.


Talking to reporters after the loss in Houston, Lillard flat out said “We kind of suck right now.”

He isn’t lying. The Blazers do suck right now and are completely underachieving. Lillard may personally be having a great year so far, playing with a chip on his shoulder and trying to score anytime he gets the ball but maybe that’s hurting chemistry on the court.

The Blazers were 44-38 last season and surprised everyone but all the hype hasn’t carried over. The brought in Evan Turner, who they thought would give them an offensive boost as well as help defensively but so far he has looked like someone they greatly overpaid for.

The team is one of the worst in the league when it comes to rebounding and they have been giving up points on the defensive end like nobody’s business. It doesn’t mean things won’t turn around as the season progresses but they need to do something now to get everyone on the same page. They can’t keep saying it’s early because before they know it we will already be at the all-star break and they won’t want to plat catchup in the west.

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