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Blazers point guard picked for All-Star events

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Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard is going to be a busy man during the NBA All-Star weekend.

Lillard has been selected to participate in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. It's a competition that includes a series of passes, free throws, layups and agility drills, all with each player trying to beat the clock.

Lillard is the first Blazers player to participate in the event, which was introduced in 2003.

Lillard was also selected to be part of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. It's a game featuring the NBA's top rookies and sophomore players.

The Rising Stars Challenge is Feb. 15, and the Skills Challenge is Feb. 16. All-Star weekend is in Houston this year.

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