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Report: Damian Lillard to sit out Sunday’s scrimmage vs. Raptors

Trail Blazers PG will get the day off for unknown reasons in the NBA bubble.

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers handles the ball against the Indiana Pacers during a scrimmage on July 23, 2020 at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.  Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Portland Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard will get Sunday’s scrimmage vs. the Toronto Raptors off, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported.

We don’t know why Dame is sitting out, so for now, we’ll just assume it’s to give him some rest. The Blazers have very important games coming up once the seeding round begins, the first against the Memphis Grizzlies. If the Blazers want to make the playoffs, they’ll need Dame 100% for that game. Portland is 3.5 games back of Memphis with eight games to play, so making that 2.5 games early on will put pressure on the Grizz.