2012 NBA Mock Draft: Chad Ford Sees Damian Lillard Going To Portland

In his latest mock draft, ESPN's Chad Ford projects Weber State point guard Damian Lillard to be selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 11th overall pick. The Blazers also have the sixth overall selection in the draft, and Ford notes that Portland could end up taking Lillard there, too.

If the Blazers get [UConn's Andre] Drummond at No. 6, their other big need is at the point. If Lillard is here, I think he'd be tough to pass on. Although he's not a pure point guard, he does so many things well and should be able to contribute right away. Jeremy Lamb is also a viable option.

In his mock, Ford sees the Blazers taking Drummond with the sixth pick and Lillard with the 11th pick, but he adds in an earlier blurb that the team could be considering the point guard with its earlier pick, too. Other than Portland, Ford has the Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Hornets as possibilities for Lillard.

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