NBA: Lillard received the award named after magic Johnson

НБА: Лиллард получил приз имени Мэджика Джонсона

Damian Lillard

Special award from the journalists Association of basketball NBA got the leader of Portland’s Damian Lillard.

Portland point guard Damian Lillard was awarded the prize of the journalists Association of basketball the NBA named magic Johnson, reports USA Today.

This award has been awarded since 2001 and is awarded to the player who throughout the season showed a high level of play on the court, as well as the willingness and dignity in dealing with the press.

The season 2016/17 was for the 26-year-old Lillard is the best in his five-year career. The leader of the Portland averaged per game of the regular season on 27 points and 5.9 assists and 4.9 rebounds and helped the Blazers to finish the season in 8th place in the Western conference.

The trophy also claimed Demar derozan, Paul George, Draymond green and Paul Millsap.

Last season the winner of the award was Steph Curry of the Golden state.

Earlier reported that Portland lost to Golden state in the first round of the playoffs with the score 0:4.

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