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Damian Lillard | Guard | #0

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Weber State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (6) / POR
Contract: view contract details

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Damian Lillard said that he's been battling a chest cold for the past few days.
He didn't have a voice after the game, but he's obviously not going to miss any time. Lillard scored 30 points on 8-of-26 shooting in Sunday's loss with five assists, four 3-pointers and four steals with just one turnover, so maybe the illness explains his struggles from the field. Hopefully he will feel better prior to Game 2 on Tuesday. May 1 - 6:38 PM

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Damian Lillard needed 26 shots to score his 30 points during Game 1, finishing 8-of-26 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line with five assists and zero rebounds in 41 minutes.

The Warriors had the league's fourth-most-efficient defense during the regular season and that hasn't changed in the playoffs, as they're allowing a mere 89.2 points per 100 possessions. Lillard's free throw shooting was impressive, and he added four 3-pointers and four steals with just one turnover, but Portland's hopes in the series may hinge on Lillard's ability to get going -- he came in shooting 37.4 percent in the playoffs.
May 1 - 6:28 PM

Damian Lillard scored 28 points in a series-clinching 106-103 win over the Clippers on Friday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

The Blazers were not supposed to be in the second round after losing four starters this past summer. Well, now they get a taller task against the Warriors. Lillard wears 0 for his hometown of Oakland and he'll be headed back home for Game 1 on Sunday. He was absolutely awesome in his four games against them this year, averaging 36.5 points, 2.0 boards, 6.5 assists, 2.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 5.8 treys. After a somewhat down round against the Clippers, most DFS owners should have high hopes in the second round.
Apr 30 - 1:42 AM

Damian Lillard got hot late vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, shooting 7-of-20 from the field with five 3-pointers for 22 points, five assists and three steals in a 108-98 road victory.

Lillard's usage rate has dropped since the regular season, and he came in shooting a mere 36.5 percent in the Blazers' first-round series. Much of that can be attributed to Chris Paul's individual defense, however, and Lillard shook off a very quiet first half to erupt for 19 points in the third and fourth quarters. He's poised for a huge line vs. Austin Rivers and Pablo Prigioni in Friday's home game.
Apr 28 - 12:58 AM

Damian Lillard scored 4-of-15 from the field for 12 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

Things are going to be a little easier on Lillard now that Chris Paul (hand) is out. CP3 has pretty much had his number in every game against him with the exception of Game 3. Lillard should bounce back on Wednesday.
Apr 26 - 1:52 AM

Damian Lillard matched his playoff career-high 32 points during a 96-88 win over the Clippers in Game 3 on Saturday, adding five rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.

Finally. Lillard was not at his best in the first two games in these playoffs, averaging just 19.0 points, 5.5 dimes, 0.5 steals and 1.5 treys. Chris Paul had Lillard's number for most of the season, making just 32.4 percent from the field during the regular season against the Clippers. Still, Lillard should be ready to roll in Game 4 as the Blazers try to tie this thing up.
Apr 24 - 1:42 AM

The Clippers contained Damian Lillard during Game 2, as he finished with 17 points on 6-of-22 shooting, six rebounds, three assists, four turnovers and zero 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

L.A.'s defensive gameplan is centered around stopping Lillard. "They go as Damian goes," Austin Rivers said after Game 1. "Our focus was to stop him and limit everybody else as well." He's being trapped on many possessions but the biggest issue is Chris Paul's individual defense, which forces Dame to work hard for looks he usually gets at will. Whether Portland plays him off-ball more often or finds another way to spring him loose, they need their leading scorer to heat up at home on Saturday.
Apr 21 - 1:23 AM

Damian Lillard became the Blazers' franchise leader in 3-point makes on Wednesday, as he scored 21 points with three 3-pointers, five assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals.

Dame passed Wesley Matthews on the list and he did his damage in just 24 minutes tonight. The victory gave Portland a 44-38 regular-season record and sets the stage for their playoffs showdown with the Clippers. He finishes as a top-20 value this season in 9-cat leagues despite his 41.9 percent shooting and eight DNPs, thanks to gaudy scoring (25.1 ppg), 3-pointers (3.1), assists (6.9) and FT percentages (89.2 percent on 6.2 attempts).
Apr 14 - 2:24 AM

Damian Lillard scored 31 points during a 106-105 loss to the Wolves on Saturday, adding three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

He hit a 3-pointer and the foul with three seconds left to give the Blazers a one-point lead. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as Karl-Anthony Towns hit the game-winning shot with a second left. This game would have given the Blazers a stranglehold on the No. 5 seed, but now they're just a half game up on the Grizzlies and 1.0 up on the Mavs. The Blazers don't play again until the season finale on Wednesday, so they might not be resting players in that game.
Apr 10 - 1:35 AM

Damian Lillard scored 22 points vs. the Kings on Tuesday with eight assists, two boards, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He wasn't very efficient, going just 6-of-19 from the field and turning the ball over four times, but he still got the job done for the Blazers. Portland is still one game behind the Grizzlies for the fifth seed in the West, so Lillard isn't in any real danger of resting in the final three games of the season.
Apr 6 - 12:49 AM

Damian Lillard scored 38 points on Sunday but he was out-dueled by Stephen Curry, finishing a loss at Oracle Arena with four 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds and zero turnovers in 36 minutes.

Lillard made 13-of-27 FGs and 8-of-9 FTs but his heroic efforts weren't enough vs. the Warriors' offensive onslaught. He has a 31.3 percent usage rate and he takes plenty of contact, getting to the line 6.2 times per game, all of which might be slightly wearing him down, as he shot just 35.6 percent in his previous 10 games. The Blazers have the edge on the No. 5 seed over the slumping Grizzlies and they'll be motivated to keep the spot, however, so Lillard shouldn't be in any danger of DNPs down the stretch.
Apr 3 - 11:22 PM

Damian Lillard made just 3-of-16 from the field for 14 points against the Celtics during a 116-109 win on Thursday, adding one rebound, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

It was a bad matchup for him against Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley. Lillard even said after the game Bradley is one of the toughest perimeter defenders he's ever faced. The Blazers are suddenly 1.5 games behind the Grizzlies for the No. 5 seed. It won't be easy for them to overtake them with three of their next four against the Heat, Warriors and Thunder.
Apr 1 - 2:20 AM

Damian Lillard scored 27 points during a 109-103 win over the Mavs on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks, four 3-pointers and seven turnovers in 38 minutes.

It's a huge win for the Blazers to give them some cushion for their No. 6 seed. Lillard has handled the Mavs all season with 25-plus points in all three games. He has some nice matchups on the horizon against the Clippers, 76ers and Kings over his next three games. Expect at least two big games there.
Mar 24 - 1:37 AM

Damian Lillard needed 26 shots to score 26 points on Sunday, finishing an OT defeat with eight assists, four rebounds, four 3-pointers and one steal in 44 minutes.

Lillard was clotheslined during Friday's game, but he shook it off and said afterward, "It's going to take a lot more than that to take me out." The inefficiency hurts but Portland's star will do everything in his power to help the Blazers maintain their No. 6 seed in the West, so we should be in for some fireworks in Portland's final 11 games.
Source: AP
Mar 20 - 7:34 PM

Damian Lillard scored 33 points during a 117-112 win over the Pelicans on Friday with eight rebounds, six assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

He was clotheslined by Kendrick Perkins, but he was fine. After scoring 30 points or more in eight of his nine games from Feb. 8 to Mar. 1, Lillard failed to hit 30 in his previous four games. His assists are also slightly down this month at just 6.0, which is his worst full month so far this season. He's obviously a fantasy superstar regardless and could get hot without any notice.
Mar 19 - 12:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Brian Roberts
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Gerald Henderson
3Pat Connaughton
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Allen Crabbe
3Luis Montero
PF1Moe Harkless
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
4Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Chris Kaman