Morning links: Damian Lillard one of the best clutch players; Jakob Poeltl impresses

SB Nation’s Mike Prada looked at why former Weber State guard Damian Lillard is one of the best clutch players in the NBA.

After talking about some impressive performances by Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard, Prada writes, “we need to make room for Damian Lillard. It’s easy to forget the Blazers’ point guard, but there may not be a better clutch player in the NBA today.”

Following a pair of videos that show two of Lillard’s latest last second shots, Prada continues, “With Lillard, the Blazers are never out of a game. He can pull up from deep, accelerate and finish at the cup, or snake his way into a tough mid-range pull-up or floater. In a league of great scoring guards, Lillard now has the complete package.”

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