Lillard: ‘We’re just not very good right now’

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has admitted that he is extremely disappointed with the way in which his side has started the 2016/17 NBA season. 

The Trail Blazers have won seven of their 13 games thus far and currently sit in eighth place on the Western Conference standings. 

Not only have the Trail Blazers lost their last two games, but they are allowing their opposition to score an average of 111.3 points per game, which is the second-worst out of all teams in the league. 

Summing up his team’s performance so far, Lillard said: "We kind of suck right now. It's that simple. We're just not very good right now."

Despite a sub-par start to the season, Lillard believes his side are capable of turning their fortunes around, provided everyone steps up to the task. 

"We've just got to keep fighting. It's important for our team to stay together, and I think that's one of the biggest strengths of our team, is we stay together," he said. "If we try to stay positive, and we just keep working and keep fighting, I think at some point it'll click.

"We'll get it right, and things will be fine. But I think everybody's frustrated."

In the 13 games he has played, Lillard is averaging 28.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.