Damian Lillard is now a part of a dream team. The point guard has recently been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he has been surrounded by several talented teammates. The new Bucks team will start the season with a lot of hype and support from fans.
Lillard, who stayed loyal to the Portland Trail Blazers for many years, has now something to look forward to as he will be in a team where the work load will be shared among all the star players. Now it is up to the new and refined Bucks team to live up to the hype.
Damian Lillard talks on partnership with Giannis Antetokounmpo
Damian Lillard is excited about his partnership with Giannis Antetokounmpo and wants to become a nightmare for other teams and create havoc on them. He wants to help the Bucks destroy and demolish the rest of the NBA.
“It is definitely different,” guard Lillard told Andscape while wearing his new Bucks uniform. “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t different. But it doesn’t feel out of place. Over the course of my career, I’ve always thought if I was ever somewhere else I would feel like I was out of place or weird about it. And it feels proper. It feels like this is what it’s supposed to be.”
Giannis is someone with whom Lillard had wanted to team up with for a while. Dame said, “When I hear him speak and how he goes about his business, he speaks my language. He goes about it in the way that I’ve always done it. And for me to be able to coexist, I think that’s the kind of person that it would mesh best with.”
Giannis is equally happy to have Dame as a teammate. Giannis told Andscape that “It’s a blessing to have opportunity to play with a guy like that. A guy that is built from the same cloth as you. A guy that is a killer. He’s hungry and but he even makes me hungrier because when you are amongst greatness every single day, you have to bring it. And it goes vice versa. He has to bring it, too.”
Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s importance in Bucks’ offense
With Dame and Giannis playing for the same team, the Bucks offense is destined to be deadly. The combined abilities of Giannis’s dunks and Lillard’s shooting will leave the defenders confused about how to guard them.
Dame spoke about their powerful offense saying, “They’re not gonna allow Giannis to come downhill and just dunk every time. Which one are you gonna do? Are you gonna clog up the paint or are you gonna allow me to make 9 threes?”
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