Damian Lillard watched Julian Phillips, others at Trail Blazers’ draft workout

The Portland Trail Blazers held a pre-draft workout on Wednesday and had a familiar face in attendance to watch the group of six prospects: All-Star Damian Lillard.

The organization hosted D’Moi Hodge (Missouri), Trey Alexander (Creighton), Ben Sheppard (Belmont), Julian Phillips (Tennessee), Jordan Miller (Miami) and Dillon Mitchell (Texas) in the workout, which was its first ahead of the NBA draft on June 22.

Lillard has often popped in for various draft workouts over the years. Last year, he was spotted after a session giving tips to AJ Griffin, who eventually went to the Atlanta Hawks with the 16th pick. He has also even represented the team at the draft lottery.

The Trail Blazers enter the draft lottery on May 16 slotted fifth after finishing 33-49 this season. They also have the 23rd pick in the first round this year via the New York Knicks and the 43rd pick in the second round via the Hawks.

The prospects the Trail Blazers brought in on Wednesday are each projected to be potential second-round picks, though, with over one month to go until the draft, those projections figure to change.

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire