Portland Trail Blazers 31-20
Last week: 3-1
Last rank: 7th
Let’s get this out of the way: The player vote putting Derrick Rose ahead of Damian Lillard for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game was downright disrespectful, though disrespect around this time of year is probably nothing new for Dame and the Portland Trail Blazers.
In any case, Lillard’s 26.2 points, 6.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game on the fourth-best team out West should be good for an All-Star berth, even if CJ McCollum — who just tallied the first triple-double of his career over the weekend — is no longer in the conversation.