Damian Lillard just may be the hottest name in the draft. The Weber State point guard exploded onto NBA radars during his senior season, and he's gone on to wow a host of teams during the pre-draft process. Lillard is completing with North Carolina sophomore Kendall Marshall to become the first point guard chosen, and at the moment, it would appear he may have the upper hand.
What's interesting about Lillard's pre-draft strategy is that he's only doing solo workouts. ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford isn't sure how it will affect him.
Weber State's Damian Lillard has been doing only solo workouts. So far he has worked out for the Raptors (6/12), Kings (6/13), Blazers (6/15) and Warriors (6/17). The Hornets have been trying to get him in, but he'll come only if they agree to a solo workout. It's an interesting strategy for Lillard; I'm not sure whether it's going to help him or hurt him.
Of the teams he's worked out for, it sounds like the Blazers are the highest on him. He had a very strong workout in Portland that ended with a dinner invite from Paul Allen. The question is whether the Blazers take him at No. 6 or No. 11. With teams like the Warriors, Raptors and Hornets also high on Lillard, he might not be around by the 11th pick.
Lillard averaged 24.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and four assists per game in 2011-2012.