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Slowdown coming for Damian Lillard?

Damian Lillard

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Damian Lillard

NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard led the league with 3,167 minutes played last season, a number that should decrease dramatically if recent trends hold up.

Since Michael Finley repeated as the minutes leader in 2000-01, guards who log the most court time have had trouble replicating that success the next season.

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A look at how minutes leaders did the following year:

00-01, Michael Finley, 3,443 G

2,754 (42d)

01-02 Antoine Walker, 3,406

3,235 (9th)

02-03 Allen Iverson, 3,485 G

2,040 (122d)

03-04 Joe Johnson - 3,331

3,240 (4th)

04-05 LeBron James - 3,388

3,361 (2d)

05-06 Gilbert Arenas - 3,384 G

2,942 (16th)

06-07 LeBron James - 3,190

3,027 (14th)

07-08 Allen Iverson - 3,424 G

2,093 (t-115th)

08-09 Andre Iguodala - 3,269

3,193 (2d)

09-10 Kevin Durant - 3,239

3,038 (7th)

10-11 Monta Ellis - 3,227 G

2,120 (28th)

11-12 Kevin Durant - 2,546

3,119 (2d)

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