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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 sputtered in Sunday's Game 1 with 14 points on 5-of-21 shooting, eight rebounds and three assists, missing all six of his 3-point attempts without any defensive stats.
The Blazers finished the season on a 1-5 skid with injuries decimating their already-thin depth chart and they never got going in a blowout loss tonight. Lillard launched some ill-advised shot and seemed generally out of sorts, something he'll have to fix quickly to avoid falling into the dreaded 0-2 hole with Game 2 looming in Memphis on Wednesday. Apr 19 - 10:57 PM

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Damian Lillard said he will "show up" on defense in the playoffs.

"Point guards have a big game against us and it's automatically 'He did this to Dame,'" Lillard said. "Like he took me to wing and isolated me and scored every point on me." Only 7.5 percent of the Blazers' defensive possessions are in isolation and the Blazers are actually fine in that department, coming in at 38th percentile in the NBA (Synergy). However, Dame has really struggled defending his man on shots from less than 10 feet, allowing those guys to make 12.6 percent above their normal field goal percentage in that range (SportVU). Regardless, it's easy to forgive Lillard's sub-par D because of his terrific offense.
Source: Oregon Live
Apr 16 - 11:12 PM

Damian Lillard will likely see close to his normal share of minutes vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

Lillard played just 27 minutes against the Thunder on Monday, but the Blazers are dealing with a lot of injuries and could use all the help they can get. Lillard's owners obviously don't mind this news, and he should be back in the conversation as a solid daily-league option as well.
Apr 15 - 1:23 PM

The Blazers could have their regular starters play limited minutes on Monday, according to team reporter Casey Holdahl.

We're just passing along info here from a credible writer employed by the team. Damian Lillard, Robin Lopez and Nic Batum may play a little less tonight.
Apr 13 - 8:12 PM

Damian Lillard scored 28 points with five boards, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers vs. the Jazz on Saturday.

He shot 12-of-22 from the field, but he wasn't able to lead the Blazers to a win over a depleted Jazz team. Lillard's shot attempts always go up whenever LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) sits out, so owners in daily leagues should keep that in mind. As one of the most durable players in the NBA, Lillard doesn't appear to be in any danger of resting down the stretch.
Apr 12 - 1:44 AM

Damian Lillard made 14-of-26 from the field for 36 points against the Nets on Monday with four rebounds, two assists, one block and six 3-pointers.

His step-back three was working tonight and he's starting to get really hot again after a two-week slump in the second half of March. In his last five, Lillard averaged 22.4 points, 3.0 boards, 5.6 dimes, 0.6 steals and 3.0 treys on 48.9 percent from the field. He's not expected to rest and his consecutive games started streak means a lot to him. The Blazers drafted Lillard with the pick they added via the Gerald Wallace trade with the Nets, but at least Brooklyn got the win.
Apr 6 - 9:19 PM

Coach Terry Stotts said he is not planning on resting players beyond Monday.

Chris Kaman, Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge are not going to play tonight. Stotts has not revealed his starting lineup for tonight, so we'll be on the lookout for that information. Damian Lillard could have a big game tonight.
Apr 6 - 5:42 PM

Damian Lillard scored 19 points with one rebound, four assists and four turnovers during a 99-90 win over the Pelicans on Saturday.

The Blazers didn't have a great game on offense, but making 21-of-23 from the line was huge, especially considering the Pelicans were just 5-of-10. Lillard is not expected to be rested the rest of the way and may just be limited in the season finale.
Apr 5 - 2:25 AM

Damian Lillard scored 20 points during a 107-77 win over the Lakers on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

After a one-week slump, Lillard has made at least 50 percent from the field in each of his last three games. The Blazers clinched the division tonight, but coach Terry Stotts has said he doesn't want to rest his guys. Lillard probably won't miss the first game of his NBA career this season.
Apr 4 - 2:47 AM

Damian Lillard had 18 points, 10 assists and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 points and six rebounds on the night, and both players are must-starts for the Blazers. There's nothing special about either of their lines, as it's what owners have become accustomed to, but we thought we'd mention their output.
Apr 2 - 2:02 AM

Damian Lillard ended his brief slump on Monday against the Suns, making 7-of-14 from the field for 19 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He had two really bad games over the weekend, but it was just a matter of time before he picked it up. Lillard and the Blazers get a huge matchup against the Clippers on Wednesday, which could be a preview of a first-round playoff series. Lillard also has two more games after that, so he should be a huge help to his fantasy owners.
Mar 31 - 2:10 AM

Damian Lillard made 4-of-11 from the field for eight points with three boards, 10 assists, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

He's in a slump. He made just 4-of-15 from the field on Friday and tonight was just his third game without a trey on the season. On the bright side, the Blazers are on a three-game winning streak. He also had four fouls in a game for just the third time in 2015. His fantasy owners will get a four-game week starting on Monday, assuming they were able to withstand the Lillard drought this week.
Mar 29 - 12:44 AM

Damian Lillard scored a team-high 29 points vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, sinking 9-of-21 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with six 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

Lillard is shooting just 43.3 percent in March, but he's still averaging 20.3 points and 2.1 triples. He'll be leaned on even more if LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) miss any more games, so fantasy owners can sleep soundly with Lillard locked into their lineups.
Mar 25 - 1:51 AM

Damian Lillard refused to use fatigue as an excuse for the Blazers' recent struggles.

"I’m fine," Lillard said. "I would tell you if I was worn down or [fatigued]. I got to play better. I don’t want to blame a four-game losing streak on, ‘I’m tired’ or ‘this is hurting or that’s hurting.’" With Nicolas Batum (back) and LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) hurting and unlikely for Tuesday's game, Lillard doesn't really have the luxury to consider a rest day with the Blazers fighting for a higher seed out West. If both Aldrige and Batum are indeed unavailable Tuesday, Lillard is going to have a lot of responsibilities on offense.
Source: CSN NW
Mar 24 - 3:51 PM

Damian Lillard scored 27 points with three rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers on 8-of-18 from the field during a 97-86 loss to the Grizzlies.

He might have to be Russell Westbrook with all of these injuries. Lillard does a lot of work in isolation, but not having LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) for spacing will likely hurt his efficiency. Obviously, the usage should offset that. He'll be fine regardless.
Mar 21 - 11:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
3Tim Frazier
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Arron Afflalo
3C.J. McCollum
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Alonzo Gee
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland