Portland Trail Blazers Star ‘Essentially’ Shut Down For The Remainder Of The Year

The Portland Trail Blazers began 2022/23 well, and it looked like they'd finally be able to live up to their expectations, but unfortunately, it's been all downhill since then, and it appears they'll have plenty of questions to answer this off-season.

The key to whether they want to compete or rebuild is homegrown superstar point guard Damian Dillard, and given how crucial he is to their plans, it appears that he's been shut down for the remainder of the 2022/23 NBA season.

If this is the end of the year for Dillard, he will finish with 32.2 points, 7.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 58 games played, so with questions to answer, it's understandable why they want to take him out of harms way for the next few weeks. 

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