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Damian Lillard | Guard | #0

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 (rest) and C.J. McCollum (rest) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.
There's no reason to play either of these guys in a preseason game, especially after they already played them. Lillard is going to try to play off the ball more, and the early signs are that he could succeed off that idea. Regardless, he's a top-10 pick in almost any format. Oct 10 - 2:43 PM

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Damian Lillard scored 12 points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

Oh, hey he's more than just a reporter, and he played the first quarter and that was it. Lillard did move off screens a decent amount, but obviously it's tough to draw any sort of conclusion off one quarter. Regardless, Dame is about as durable as it gets for guards, so he's a strong target in the top eight for almost all formats.
Sep 29 - 9:43 PM

Damian Lillard said he expects to play off the ball more this season.

"It's something that I wanna do," Dame said. "It's really hard for 82 games just having the ball, making plays, scoring against five people." Lillard said he's up for the challenge, though. Dame ranked fourth in the NBA in time of possession per game, so this would be a noteworthy change. He also said there should be more variety to the offense, which makes sense after what happened vs. New Orleans. With more talk of the Blazers trying to take more 3-pointers, Dame is locked in as a top-eight pick thanks to his durability.
Sep 25 - 8:04 PM

Damian Lillard said it would be "an honor to be a lifetime Blazer."

"Not a lot of guys get to play for one organization for their entire career," Lillard said. He's from Oakland and this summer has involved a lot of Blazers-Warriors talk with C.J. McCollum's pod with Kevin Durant -- he's trying, Jennifer. As for Dame, he'll have a chance to lead the NBA in scoring this year after almost hitting 29 points per game after the break last year. He's locked in as top-eight pick in all leagues.
Sep 6 - 7:44 PM

Damian Lillard has returned home after attending Team USA minicamp.

He had other summer commitments, so it was understood that he would only attend the first portion. Lillard is healthy, so his early departure is likely related to his newborn son. Lillard will be in his high-volume role again as he comes off his first All-NBA team at age 28. Coach Terry Stotts has emphasized that the Blazers need to shoot more 3-pointers, so Dame should be in the top five for 3-pointers again and perhaps assisting on more treys, too. He's easily a top-eight pick in standard leagues.
Jul 27 - 3:52 PM

Damian Lillard said on Sunday that he's "not unhappy" with the Blazers' offseason moves.

"I love where I live, I love the organization, I love our coaching staff, I love who I am," Lillard said, adding that he wants the front office to "[go] all out to make it happen." He was understandably upset with the Blazers being swept from the postseason, and reportedly asked for a meeting with owner Paul Allen to discuss acquiring a big-name free agent. He wasn't thrilled with Ed Davis leaving for Brooklyn, either, but for now he's still toeing the company line.
Jul 9 - 2:28 AM

Damian Lillard is reportedly requesting a follow-up meeting with Blazer owner Paul Allen.

"I hear that he is asking for another meeting," an NBA front-office source told John Canzano of the Oregonian. Lillard was recently named to the All-NBA First Team, and is looking for a follow-up meeting with Allen to discuss the possibility of bringing in high profile free agents to prime the Blazers for a deep playoff run. After a great regular season, followed by a season-ending sweep at the hands of the six-seed Pelicans, you can't blame him.
May 25 - 10:17 AM

Damian Lillard, James Harden, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis were named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team.

Harden, LeBron and AD were absolute locks to make the First Team with Harden and LeBron being unanimous, but Dame over Russell Westbrook and KD getting in there over someone like Giannis Antetokounmpo were the questions we needed answered today. Lillard's Blazers held the No. 3 see in the Western Conference, which no doubt affected the voters. Lillard did have a wonderful year with a career high in dimes at 6.6 and with his 59.4 TS%. Dame Dolla will be going platinum in fantasy drafts as a top-eight pick next year.
May 24 - 2:31 PM

Damian Lillard shot down the idea of Portland trading C.J. McCollum.

"I mean, I don't agree with it. I think it's that simple," Lillard said. "That's the easiest thing to say, but I don't agree with it." The Lillard and McCollum duo had a net rating of 4.8 during the regular season, but that number dropped to -12.7 during the playoffs and they were outplayed by Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo. Lillard still believes that the Blazers can turn things around and become a contender just like the Warriors did after their first round loss to the Clippers in 2014. "I honestly feel like our team is capable of something like that," Lillard said.
Source: Real GM
Apr 23 - 12:17 PM

Damian Lillard scored 19 points with five rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer during a 131-123 loss to the Pelicans on Saturday.

He's almost certainly going to finish in the top five for MVP and he has an excellent shot to be First Team All-NBA, but he couldn't handle all the traps and doubles he saw in this series. Simply put, Lillard and C.J. McCollum need some help on the wing to help prevent teams from doing this routinely next season. Additionally, this isn't a coach Terry Stotts issue because of the lack of roster balance. Whatever happens, Dame will be a top-10 fantasy pick next year.
Apr 21 - 7:52 PM

Damian Lillard made 5-of-14 from the field for 20 points with three rebounds, two assists, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes during a loss to the Pelicans on Thursday.

Yeah, the Blazers are about done and a lot of it is on Dame. He keeps dribbling into double teams and Jrue Holiday has dominated him in basically every facet. Since Game 1, coach Terry Stotts has needed to find a way to get Dame off Jrue and it still hasn't happened yet. The Blazers are down 0-3 and will have to start a miracle comeback in New Orleans on Saturday.
Apr 19 - 11:33 PM

Damian Lillard hit 7-of-18 shots and 1-of-7 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and seven turnovers in Tuesday's Game 2 111-102 loss to the Pelicans.

Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo appear to be motivated by playing against Lillard and C.J. McCollum, and Holiday now looks like one of the best two-way guards in these playoffs, as his defense has helped to stifle Lillard. Lillard was triple teamed at times tonight, but still managed to hit a big three-point and four-point play, the latter of which tied the game with 7:31 left in the fourth. Lillard started out 4-of-13 from the field tonight and the Blazers will have to find a way to free him up from the relentless New Orleans D that has held him to 13-of-41 shooting through the first two games. Game 3 is at New Orleans on Thursday.
Apr 18 - 1:09 AM

Damian Lillard scored 18 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes during a 97-95 Game 1 loss to the Pelicans on Saturday.

Jrue Holiday locked him down all night with Dame making just 6-of-23 from the field. Both Dame and C.J. were ice cold with just three points combined in the first half while having their worst shooting half since they have started playing together. The Blazers almost pulled off a comeback with a 32-22 edge in the fourth, but late-play mistakes cost them. Coach Terry Stotts will have to figure out ways to get Jrue switched off Dame in Game 2.
Apr 15 - 1:05 AM

Blazers snapped their four-game losing streak on Wednesday, led by Damian Lillard's 36 points (13-of-25 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), 10 assists, four 3-pointers, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes.

He was mired in a slump recently, but he'll head into the postseason with some momentum after this stellar effort that helped the Blazers clinch the No. 3 seed in the West. Lillard did take a hard spill with a few minutes left in the fourth quarter, but he's one of the toughest guys in the league and should be ready for Game 1 vs. the Pelicans.
Apr 12 - 1:22 AM

Damian Lillard went for a game-high 33 points over 35 minutes in Saturday's 116-105 loss in San Antonio.

Lillard was doing everything in his power to will his team to a victory, but the Spurs were able to gain separation in the final stanza. He ended up 11-of-22 from the field, including 6-of-12 from behind the 3-point line, and perhaps the only thing fantasy owners could be angry about were his seven turnovers. Lillard is going to be a handful for opposing defenders going into the postseason.
Apr 8 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Seth Curry
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Nik Stauskas
3Gary Trent Jr.
4Anfernee Simons
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Zach Collins
3Meyers Leonard