Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard will be given today’s scrimmage off against the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 26, 2020
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.