Damian Lillard Wants to Become a Warrior
The upcoming point guard from Weber State University would prefer to be drafted by the Golden State Warriors. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Lillard has worked out for the Warriors.
Lillard told the Mercury, “I grew up a Warriors fan, I’m still a Warriors fan,” Lillard, 21, said. “If I go somewhere else next year, that’ll be the first year I haven’t been a Warriors fan. I would love to play for my hometown team.”
Damian Lillard grew up in Oakland, California, which is where Oracle Arena is located; the home of the Golden State Warriors. He attended Oakland High School and went on to play for Weber State University. At WSU, Lillard averaged 19.9 points per game during his sophomore season and at the end of the season, he was named Big Sky Player of the Year. His junior season was shortened as he suffered a foot injury, but he is now ready for the NBA draft.
If he does get drafted to the Golden State Warriors, he will have to play behind their starting point guard, Stephen Curry. Does that bother Lillard at all? He told the Mercury, “I’ve got a lot of respect for (Curry’s) game because we come from similar situations, and I feel like he’s done well,” Lillard said. “I don’t want to come in and think I’m supposed to start. I just want to work my way onto the floor if I was here, and I’d be more than happy to play with him.”
Come June 28, his days as a Warrior fan may either continue on or end, depending on which team will draft Damian Lillard.