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Damian Lillard | Guard | #0

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Weber State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (6) / POR
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Damian Lillard scored 34 points in a 128-103 blowout loss as the Blazers were swept 4-0 in the first round of the playoffs against the Warriors.
Lillard predicted that the Blazers would win the series in six games, but to his credit, he certainly did his part. He played 42 minutes and shot 12-of-24 from the field with six assists, one rebound, one steal and two triples, outscoring the other four Portland starters 34-15. Lillard finished the regular season as a top-20 player in standard fantasy leagues, averaging 27.0 points, 5.9 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 2.9 triples on 44.4 percent shooting. Barring some roster moves, Portland's core will be intact next season, so expect a similar role for Dame in 2017-18. Apr 25 - 1:15 AM

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Damian Lillard shot 5-of-17 from the field during Wednesday's Game 2 loss, finishing with 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and four turnovers in 30 minutes.

Lillard's struggles were symptomatic of the Blazers' overall offense tonight. They shot 33.3 percent, including a 7-of-34 mark from downtown, and wound up getting crushed by a final score of 110-81. Portland went 25-16 at home this season, as opposed to 16-25 on the road, and they'll look to tie up the series in Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and Monday, respectively.
Apr 20 - 1:36 AM

Damian Lillard scored 34 points on 12-of-26 shooting during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Warriors, adding three 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three turnovers.

This was Lillard's eighth consecutive playoff game with 20-plus points, and it was Lillard and C.J. McCollum running the show on offense as they combined for 75 points, which fell just two points shy of a team playoff record amongst Trail Blazers' teammates. Unfortunately, Portland didn't get much help from guys not named Lillard and McCollum, and that will need to change if they hope to have any chance of pulling off an upset against Golden State.
Apr 16 - 7:05 PM

Damian Lillard (foot) is good to go for Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday.

Lillard sat out Portland's final two regular-season games once they locked up their seeding, but he was never expected to miss any postseason action with the minor foot issue. C.J. McCollum (hand) and Allen Crabbe (foot) should also be back in action on Sunday. Lillard averaged 31.8 points, 5.0 triples, 7.6 dimes, 4.4 boards, 1.6 steals and 3.0 turnovers per game against the Dubs in last year's playoff series, so expect him to churn out some gaudy stat lines during Round 1.
Apr 16 - 2:17 PM

Damian Lillard (foot), C.J. McCollum (hand) and Allen Crabbe (foot) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

It'll be the second game off in a row for this trio. On Monday, Shabazz Napier went off for a career-high 32 points against the Spurs in a thrilling win, so he figures to get around 37 minutes again. Lillard's right foot strain isn't considered serious, so expect him to be ready to face his hometown team in Oakland for Game 1 this weekend.
Apr 12 - 2:42 PM

Damian Lillard (right foot strain) is planning to play on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

He's sitting out with a phantom injury on Monday vs. the Spurs as the Blazers look to get him some extra rest with the No. 8 seed locked up. For what it's worth, he was also on the court warming up tonight with no signs of an injury. Lillard said he wants to get another game under his belt to stay in a rhythm, but his minutes could be limited Wednesday.
Apr 10 - 9:32 PM

Damian Lillard (right foot strain), C.J. McCollum (hand) and Allen Crabbe (foot) have all been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Spurs.

Portland is locked in as the No. 8 seed out West regardless of what happens over the next two games, so we might not see any of these guys suit up for Portland's final two regular-season games. Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton are currently being listed as the projected starters, but Evan Turner is probably going to be one of the primary beneficiaries tonight as a focal point of the Portland attack. Jake Layman also could see some increased opportunity off the bench.

Damian Lillard said getting the Blazers into the postseason was the "biggest accomplishment" of his career.

"Lot of fingers were pointed at me from the outside when we struggled, and people said a lot of things about me," Lillard said. "I didn’t make excuses or cry about it. I said I would be better and I would man up – and I did just that. Now we stayed locked in and go try to shock the world.’’ The Blazers are locked in as the No. 8 seed because Denver lost on Sunday night, so they will face the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. Fresh off a career-high 59-point outing, there has been no indication that Lillard will rest on Monday vs. the Spurs.
Source: CSN NW
Apr 10 - 9:57 AM

Damian Lillard went off for a career-high 59 points in Saturday's 101-86 win over the Jazz.

When asked after the game about his monster night, Lillard said he "realized what time it was for our team." Following this victory, the Blazers need just a single win in their final two games or one Denver loss in order to clinch the No. 8 seed and a first-round matchup with the Warriors. Lillard dropped 26 points alone in the first quarter and zero in the second quarter, finishing 18-of-34 from the field with nine 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists and one steal. He set the franchise scoring record tonight, but also became the third player since 1983-84 with 59 points and zero turnovers (Carmelo Anthony and Klay Thompson).
Source: Blazers PR
Apr 9 - 12:39 AM

Damian Lillard shot just 7-of-21 from the field on Thursday, but he added nine rebounds and eight assists as the Blazers escaped with a 105-98 home win vs. Minnesota.

Lillard went 1-of-9 from deep with a pair of turnovers, and he's now an abysmal 19-of-62 from the field over his past three games (30.6%). The Blazers are still just 1.5 games up on Denver for the No. 8 seed after tonight's win, so Lillard's owners can expect heavy minutes in his final three games vs. Utah (Saturday), San Antonio (Monday) and New Orleans (Wednesday).
Apr 7 - 1:38 AM

Damian Lillard scored 25 points, but it wasn't enough in Monday's 110-109 loss to the Wolves.

Dame was cold early, but heated up down the stretch and finished 7-of-21 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line with six assists, four rebounds, two steals and three triples in 39 minutes. The loss means that the Blazers only hold a 1.5 game lead over the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, but his fantasy owners probably don't mind because that means he should be locked in the rest of the way. C.J. McCollum added 17 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and a block for the Blazers.
Apr 3 - 10:16 PM

Damian Lillard dominated during a 130-117 win over the Suns on Saturday, scoring 31 points with five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

This game gave him his career high for points in a season and is already the 10th most in Blazers history. After just seven points in the first half, he put the team on his back in the third with 17 of the 34 Blazer points. Lillard has been thriving next to Jusuf Nurkic, but it's hard to say his explosion has been due to Nurk because we've seen hot and cold Lillard before. His fantasy owners can expect him to just keep feasting as the Blazers look to lock up the No. 8 seed.
Apr 2 - 12:30 AM

Damian Lillard hit 10-of-18 shots, four 3-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws for 31 points, four rebounds, 11 assists and two steals in 38 minutes of Thursday's monster win over the Rockets.

Lillard pretty much dominated James Harden tonight, scoring more points, handing out more assists and committing just three turnovers to Harden's six. The Blazers are fighting for their playoff lives and Lillard came through in a big way on a night when C.J. McCollum just wasn't feeling it. Lillard isn't going to get many MVP votes, if any, but this was an MVP-type performance tonight. The Blazers now sit 1.5 games ahead of the Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the West and have won five straight games, rejuvenated by center Jusuf Nurkic.
Mar 31 - 1:23 AM

The Blazers earned their 12th consecutive win vs. the Lakers on Sunday, led by Damian Lillard's 22 points, four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Lillard made 7-of-20 FGs and 4-of-7 FTs tonight, but he committed only one turnover in 30 minutes of action. The playing time barely topped C.J. McCollum (13 points, three assists, four turnovers) for a high among Portland's starters, as the lopsided score allowed coach Terry Stotts to lean heavily on his reserves. The Blazers are now in a virtual tie with Denver for the No. 8 seed, and owners can expect Lillard's best during Tuesday's crucial home game vs. the Nuggets -- Lillard said his team has to approach the game "locked-in like never before."
Mar 27 - 12:32 AM

Damian Lillard made 8-of-13 from the field for 21 points with six points, eight rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

The garbage time could've been the main reason why his three-game streak of scoring at least 30 has been snapped. On the other hand, Lillard does have a great efficiency streak still alive with at least a 54.0 true shooting percentage (TS%) in nine straight, totaling a pristine 68.3 TS% and a 35.2 usage rate in that span. He's arguably the hottest scorer in the league and is a big reason why the Blazers won't go away in the race for eighth.
Mar 26 - 1:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Noah Vonleh
2Al-Farouq Aminu
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Meyers Leonard
3Ed Davis
4Festus Ezeli