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Damian Lillard | Guard

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Weber State
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Damian Lillard (foot) returned to action in the Blazers' 121-74 exhibition win over Maccabi Haifa, scoring 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting with two threes, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.
No starter logged more than 24 minutes and there wasn't much to glean for one of the most predictable fantasy squads in the league. Oct 18 - 1:51 AM

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Damian Lillard (foot) will play against Maccabi Haifa in Friday.

He just had a strain in his foot and has been practicing since Monday. Lillard hasn't missed a game in his NBA career and the third-year point guard did show some signs of improvement around the basket as 2013-14 went along. He's a mid- PG1 in fantasy leagues.
Source: Columbian
Oct 17 - 9:48 AM

Damian Lillard (strained left ankle) said he felt "fine" after practicing fully on Monday.

He tested his ankle in a variety of drills and went through upper-body and lower-body workouts without any setbacks. We're considering him probable for Friday's exhibition vs. Maccabi Haifa, but it also wouldn't be surprising to see the Blazers hold him out as a precaution.
Oct 14 - 5:10 PM

Damian Lillard (foot) is doubtful to play in Sunday's exhibition vs. the Clippers.

The Blazers have no reason to risk Lillard's health in a meaningless preseason game. Steve Blake is the most likely option to take over at PG in his absence, though Will Barton or C.J. McCollum could also get the nod as coach Terry Stotts experiments with his backcourt.
Oct 12 - 7:37 PM

Damian Lillard (foot) missed practice on Saturday and is officially doubtful to play against the Clippers.

He should be fine with a little rest and the Blazers are going to extremely cautious with their star PG. Lillard has a lot of motivation this season after being left off team USA's FIBA roster and should be an exciting player to own this season. He has always been very durable which makes him a safe player to target in the second round of standard formats.
Oct 11 - 5:09 PM

Damian Lillard did not play on Thursday due to a left ankle strain because his foot was stepped on in Monday's preseason opener.

The injury is interesting because the team is calling it a strain, which means it's a muscle problem and not a ligament problem -- a much more likely scenario. Regardless, Lillard's injury sounds extremely minor and he should not be knocked down on your draft boards. He has yet to miss a game in his career.
Oct 10 - 10:05 AM

Damian Lillard will not play on Thursday.

He tweaked an ankle and the injury is not considered. Steve Blake will start and there should be more of C.J. McCollum as well.
Oct 9 - 8:21 PM

Damian Lillard said he cut out fast food, sugar and salt from his diet.

Lillard admitted he ran out of gas last season, which isn't a surprise considering he saw his usage rate rise to 25.0 in his sophomore season. Lillard hasn't missed a game in his NBA career and only Kevin Durant has played more minutes in the last two seasons combined. Lillard is a safe target in the second round of fantasy leagues.
Sep 30 - 12:51 AM

Damian Lillard says he ran out of gas and had weak legs during last year's playoff loss to the Spurs, but he worked to fix the problem over the summer.

"I did a lot of conditioning, a lot of lower body stuff in the weight room," he said. "I think that was huge for me, just to make my lower body stronger, to be stronger over a longer season. I think last year I ran out of gas. Like I said before, my legs were really tired in the San Antonio series." Lillard already looks like one of the top point guards in the league and we may not have seen his best stuff yet.
Source: Oregonian
Sep 29 - 8:33 PM

The Trail Blazers have picked up Damian Lillard's fourth-year option.

This was a no-brainer move as Lillard has proven he's a franchise-caliber player. He's also earned the iron-man title as he's yet to miss a single game throughout the first two-years of his career. Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 5.6 assists, and 0.8 steals last season while shooting 42.4 percent from the field, and 87.1 percent from the charity stripe. He's more than worthy of an early-round selection, and he can be viewed as a No. 1 point guard heading into fantasy drafts.
Sep 29 - 4:20 PM

Damian Lillard will be brought back to team USA if another player drops out of the FIBA World Cup, according to Chris Haynes of Comcast SportsNet.

Lillard has said that he would indeed go back to team USA if called and he and Jerry Colangelo have already talked about a possible reunion according to Haynes. "It’s something we did discuss with Damian," Colangelo told "We’ll see what happens." The FIBA World Championship begins on August 30th and final rosters must be submitted at least 24 hours before competition begins.
Aug 28 - 3:36 PM

Damian Lillard will be on the cover of EA Sports' NBA Live 15.

He was cut from Team USA and said it would provide "more wood on the fire." Lillard will be in the same role as he was last season, but will have Steve Blake back him up instead of Mo Williams. C.J. McCollum could play next to him more, but it shouldn't impact Lillard negatively.
Aug 25 - 10:14 AM

Being cut from the Team USA roster has motivated Damian Lillard, and he will use the dismissal to fan the flames this upcoming season.

"More wood on the fire," Lillard told The Oregonian when asked how he felt about not making the final 12-man Team USA roster. "Not my first time being put off and probably not the last." Lillard has had a fantastic career so far, and him not making the final 12-man roster has more to do with the ridiculous depth of point guards playing for the US Team rather than anything he did. Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 2.7 three-pointers, and 5.6 assists during his sophomore campaign, and he has yet to miss a single game during his a career. Obviously, he is an early-round target, and No. 1 point guard heading into this year's drafts.
Aug 24 - 1:33 PM

Damian Lillard did not make Team USA for the FIBA World Cup following Friday's exhibition vs. Puerto Rico.

He didn't have a great month shooting the ball and couldn't edge out Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry or Kyrie Irving. Lillard was third in the NBA in 3-pointers last season, but he still need some work on his perimeter defense and scoring around the rim. However, he's still a No. 1 point guard in fantasy leagues, especially given his remarkable durability so far.
Aug 23 - 9:06 AM

Damian Lillard would be thrilled if he made the final 12-man, Team USA roster.

"This already has been a great experience and a great opportunity for me to get better by being a part of something like this," said Lillard. "But to get on that plane would be a real accomplishment. I’ve always been a fan of USA Basketball and to be part of the team would mean a lot to me." Lillard is on the bubble right now, but if Team USA anticipates rest days for Rose, that could help Lillard's cause. Stay tuned.
Aug 22 - 5:57 PM