Now that it’s clear Damian Lillard will be leaving the Portland Trail Blazers, everyone is wondering what the future holds for the team.
There are a few players who have a chance to shine even brighter and take control of the team in the years ahead.
Two of those athletes are Shaedon Sharpe and rookie player Scoot Henderson.
A video shared by No Ceilings on Twitter shows Sharpe and Henderson playing on a practice court and it is making fans happy.
It features Sharpe and Henderson working well together, finding one another on the court with ease, and moving with an exciting amount of speed.
— No Ceilings (@NoCeilingsNBA) July 6, 2023
At this point, fans of the Blazers are looking for all the silver linings they can find in the storm that Lillard has created.
Portland has belonged to Lillard for years now and transitioning away from him will be tough.
It could be made easier if players like Sharpe, Henderson, Jerami Grant, and others step up.
Last season, Sharpe averaged 9.9 points, 3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists a game on 47.2% from the field.
He only started in 15 games and played an average of 22.2 minutes.
That will surely change with Lillard out of the picture.
As for Henderson, he obviously has a lot of interest surrounding him.
The third overall pick from last month’s draft has much to prove but multiple analysts believe he has what it takes to become the new face of the franchise.
We don’t know who the Blazers will get in return for Lillard – a big star could be coming to Portland.
But there is a very large chance that both Sharpe and Henderson will be getting many minutes in the new season.