The 2022-23 NBA regular season is coming to an end and this year’s awards will be announced soon.
Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard has been inactive on the court after the team shut him down for the season.
However, Lillard has been keeping tabs on all the things happening around the league.
In recent hours, the player revealed his pick for the Sixth Man of the Year award, supporting a New York Knicks point guard.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) April 7, 2023
Immanuel Quickley has improved his level of play every season, even with the arrival of Jalen Brunson to Madison Square Garden.
The young guard is playing at a high level, and the Knicks have taken advantage of his quality this season.
In 80 games, Quickley has averaged 14.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Knicks.
Dame has revealed some of his picks for the 2023 NBA Awards, even siding with Joel Embiid in the MVP race.
Damian Lillard says Joel Embiid is the MVP pic.twitter.com/KWDh3szQpJ
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Lillard believes that Nikola Jokic shouldn’t win three straight MVPs and gave it to Embiid, who looks to be the frontrunner.
Meanwhile, the shooting specialist is trying to return to the best shape next season.
A lot has been said about Lillard’s future with the Portland Trail Blazers, but only he knows what’s next in his career.
As one of the best players in his position, he’s constantly linked with other teams in the league.
However, Lillard has expressed his desire to stay with the Blazers during his entire career.
Then again, things could change soon for him, especially in the NBA.
This summer will be crucial for Lillard and his team, and maybe the aforementioned New York Knicks can take advantage of this.