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Damian Lillard Will Not Participate Without "True Opportunity" to Make Playoffs When NBA Season Resumes

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Portland Trail Blazers' All-star Damian Lillard wants no part of the resumed NBA season, set to take place in late July in Florida, if there isn't a true opportunity for the Blazers' to make the NBA Playoffs. The Trailblazers are currently three and a half games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoffs and while Lillard said he will remain with his team, he won't be on the court if the Blazers don't have a shot at making the playoffs. 

He went on to say of the league's potential plan, quote, "If they come back and say it's something like a tournament play-in-style between the No.7 And No. 12 seeds, if we're playing for a playoff spot, then I think that's perfect." Now, the NBA plans to resume the season at some point in late July at ESPN Wide World Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.