Blazers pick up options on Lillard, two others

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Blazers pick up options on Lillard, two others

Portland,   OR  (Sports  Network)  –  The  Portland  Trail  Blazers  exercised their options on guard Damian Lillard, center Meyers Leonard and power forward Thomas Robinson on Monday.

Lillard,  the sixth  overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, averaged 19.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists on his way to winning the 2012-2013 Rookie of the Year  award. Lillard finished  last season as only one of three rookies in NBA history to finish with 1,500 points and 500 assists.

Leonard,the  team’s 11th overall pick in last year’s draft, posted averages of 5.5  points  and 3.7 rebounds  on 54.5 percent shooting  from the floor in his first season with the Blazers.

Robinson,  a  former fifth  overall pick  by the Sacramento  Kings in 2012, is entering  his  second season in  the league. He joined  the Trail Blazers in a trade with the Houston Rockets on July 10, 2013 in exchange for the NBA rights to  Kostas Papanikolaou and Marko Todorovic along with two future second-round picks.  In his rookie season, Robinson averaged 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 70 games with Sacramento (51 games) and Houston (19 games).

09/30 15:21:46 ET
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