Counting Down The Top 15 NBA Players To Build A Franchise Around

12. Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers

2015-2016 stats: 25.1 points, 6.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals
Age: 26

A sniper/underrated facilitator who can go toe-to-toe with the Splash God, ‘Dame Dolla’ is a multi-dimensional superstar. Humble with a killer instinct, Dame exceeded all expectations last season, carrying the Blazers alongside his Most Improved teammate, C.J. McCollum. There is room for Dame to improve, but his ceiling isn’t high enough to warrant being taken over the next 11 guys on this list.

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