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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 30 points in a 93-92 loss to the 76ers on Friday, adding five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.
He was cooking early with 16 points in the first quarter. Lillard really needed a big scoring game with the downward trend in that department all season. In October he averaged 35.0 points per game in three outings, he had 27.0 in November, 25.1 in December, and just 21.7 in his previous January games. A big reason why is he's seen his free throw rate go down with fewer shots in the lane, too. All that said, we still like Dame to get hot in the near future. Jan 20 - 10:42 PM

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Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum had identical 7-of-18 shooting performances on Wednesday, with Lillard finishing with 21 points, seven boards, six assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

Lillard and McCollum are both in the top-15 for scoring this season, and tonight they joined Kevin Durant and Steph Curry as the only teammate tandem with 1,000 points on the season. The Blazers have fallen on hard times lately, and they're way behind their record at the same point last year, but fortunately that doesn't matter for fantasy owners.
Jan 18 - 10:55 PM

Damian Lillard scored 22 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in a 120-101 loss to the Wizards on Monday.

The Blazers were basically traffic cones on the defensive end to put them on a two-game losing streak. Lillard has not been right since his return from an ankle injury, averaging just 21.8 points, 6.7 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.3 blocks, 0.0 steals and 2.5 treys on 40.0 percent from the field in those six games. That's good for just eighth-round value, so he is a buy-low player right now.
Jan 16 - 5:08 PM

Damian Lillard scored 34 points on 12-of-27 shooting in Friday's loss to the Magic.

He did a lot of damage at the line by hitting 8-of-9 attempts, adding eight rebounds, three assists and two triples in 37 minutes. Lillard played much better tonight after a pair of rough shooting nights earlier in the week, but he uncharacteristically airballed a 3-pointer in the final minute which would've pulled the Blazers within one point. He gets a couple days of rest before Monday's game vs. the Wizards.
Jan 14 - 1:05 AM

Damian Lillard made 5-of-15 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday.

While the Blazers are playing better, Dame isn't off to a good start in 2017. Since returning from injury on Jan. 4, he's made just 33.3 percent on mid-range shots and only 26.9 percent on above-the-break treys. We've seen him go through slumps before and he always gets out of them, of course. He gets the Magic on Friday night -- the Magic have struggled defending point guards lately.
Jan 12 - 1:40 AM

Damian Lillard said that the confrontation between himself and D'Angelo Russell during Tuesday's win over the Lakers "absolutely" ignited his strong play during the second half of action.

"As far as that situation, since last game, he's been doing little slick elbows," Lillard said of Russell. "And I play the game clean. I'm from Oakland. I ain't with that extra stuff and nobody can just do what they want to me. [Russell] poked the bear and you seen what happened the rest of the game." Lillard struggled through the first half of action on Tuesday, but after exchanging some choice words with Russell during the third-quarter, he went off for 11 straight points and helped seal the victory for Portland. Don't poke the bear, Russell.
Source: ESPN
Jan 11 - 1:15 PM

Damian Lillard scored 21 points with 10 assists, five rebounds and four 3-pointers in Thursday's 118-109 victory against the Lakers.

After missing the last five games with a sprained ankle, Lillard played 35 minutes and did not show any signs of a bothered ankle. He recorded his eighth double-double of the season. Portland hosts the Pistons on Saturday, who are giving up 22.6 points and 9.3 assists per game to opposing point guards.
Jan 6 - 1:26 AM

Damian Lillard (sprained left ankle) will play against the Lakers on Thursday night.

He was feeling good on Wednesday and did some pre-game work, so perhaps the Blazers just didn't want to play Dame in both sets of a back-to-back set after he missed five games. With Lillard back tonight, Shabazz Napier could fall out of the rotation while Allen Crabbe will be losing some minutes. Plus, C.J. McCollum's play-making chances will decrease. Get Dame in your lineups in a very favorable matchup.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: GPP players should be salivating at the chance to roster Lillard against a Lakers defense that ranks 26th or worse in DvP against both guard spots. It's likely he'll carry a fairly low ownership percentage given the match-up, which absolutely wouldn't be the case had he come into tonight's game healthy. It's unlikely that he'll be limited in terms of minutes, and if that's the case, fire away. C.J. McCollum, Evan Turner and Allen Crabbe all suffer as a result of Lillard's presence.
Jan 5 - 3:34 PM

Damian Lillard (sprained ankle) will not play vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

This marks Lillard's fifth straight DNP and it means that C.J. McCollum will once again be very active as the Blazers' go-to playmaker. Lillard has been ramping up his activity lately and he was "moving around better" on Wednesday, so he could potentially return at home vs. the Lakers on Thursday.
Jan 4 - 9:03 PM

Damian Lillard (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

Lillard has spent the past four games on the sidelines, which has resulted in C.J. McCollum shifting over to point guard with Allen Crabbe starting at the two-spot. McCollum's usage rate has spiked to 36.5 over that four-game span, and he poured in a career-high 43 points his last time out, so he's obviously the primary beneficiary sans Lillard. For what it's worth, Lillard was able to get through some portions of Tuesday's practice, so he is making progress.
Jan 3 - 3:22 PM

Damian Lillard (left ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves.

This will be Lillard's fourth straight game on the sidelines, which will result in another start for Allen Crabbe with C.J. McCollum running the show on offense. Lillard was able to go through a full workout on Saturday, so he is making solid progress, and for now we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game in Golden State.
Jan 1 - 5:36 PM

Damian Lillard (ankle) said his ankle feels "way better" after going through a full workout with no limitations on Saturday.

"It felt pretty good. Some stuff, it didn't hurt but I wasn’t really comfortable with it," Lillard said. "It wasn’t completely comfortable, so just going to keep working out and keep working that swelling out, that soreness out, trying to get back. I’m not going to rush it, at this point I might as well wait until completely ready to go." He remains doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Wolves, but it sounds like he has a chance to play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors if he keeps progressing. C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner will all get a boost Sunday.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 1 - 11:26 AM

Damian Lillard (ankle) went through a full workout on Saturday.

He remains doubtful to play against the Wolves on Sunday. Lillard doesn't look like he went through any contact portion in practice with this "full workout" coming after the practice session. It sounds like he may be somewhat close to a questionable tag here and maybe things change tomorrow morning. If not, C.J. McCollum will be busy while Allen Crabbe gets heavy run at the two.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Damian Lillard (left ankle sprain) is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Timberwolves.

The usually durable Lillard has missed three straight games. C.J. McCollum has been putting up monster numbers with Lillard on the shelf. Over the Blazers last three games, McCollum is averaging 26.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.0 3-pointers and 1.0 steals. Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner have also seen an uptick in playing time and production.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 01:49:00 PM

Damian Lillard (ankle) will not play on Friday vs. the Spurs.

This will be his third straight game on the shelf. Lillard still isn't practicing and was considered doubtful for tonight, but his next chance to play will be on Sunday vs. the Wolves. C.J. McCollum will be a monster play as the starting PG, while Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner will be relevant as low-end streaming options. Target Crabbe if you need triples and give Turner a look if you need assists.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 07:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli