Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard had a pre-All-Star-Game meeting with team owner Paul Allen in hopes to figure out some direction moving forward. Coming off the mid-February festivities, he explained his intentions to go to the very top of the branch for a one-on-one session. “It was just me showing urgency, like, spark that urgency… figure out, “OK, what do we have to do?,” said Lillard in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “We’re a five, six seed. What do we have to do to make the jump? If you don’t have a line of communication with people who can make the changes or the people who can make impact for things happening for the better, then you’re just going out there playing.” Lillard has grown tired of relative quick exits in the postseason, which has largely had to do with the lower seeds the Blazers have obtained during the last few years.