Gary Payton to help Damian Lillard become a better defender

NWSB Insider Bryant Knox breaks down how Gary Payton can help Damian Lillard become a better defender for the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard has a ton of confidence on offense, and if there’s anybody who can help transfer confidence to defense, it’s the Glove. According to Jason Quick of The Oregonian, the two Oakland natives have talked, and they plan on working on Lillard’s defensive game during the 2013 offseason.

Arvydas Sabonis Visits Portland After NBA Hall-of-Fame Induction

Matt Larkin weighs in with some Trailblazers NBA hoops news for Friday. 3,000 Portland Trail Blazers fans gathered in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square on Thursday to honor Arvydas Sabonis…

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