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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
Contract: view contract details

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Damian Lillard said that his personal goal for the 2016-17 season is to take home the MVP trophy.
It could be tough for Lillard to take that award this season with the type of year we're expecting from James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but he has seen across-the-board statistical improvement each year he's been in the league, so at the very least he should be in the discussion. Thrillard makes for a fine late-first, early-second round target in any setting. Oct 23 - 5:02 PM

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Damian Lillard lit up the Jazz for 27 points in 28 minutes on Wednesday, finishing 11-of-16 from the field with four 3-pointers.

Lillard added four boards, two assists and one block with just one turnover, and his offensive fireworks were a nice sight after Sunday's 1-of-10 shooting. He's a popular target at the turn of the first and second rounds in standard leagues.
Oct 19 - 11:36 PM

Damian Lillard looked like he was in mid-season form vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, notching 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting.

He was also 6-of-9 from deep and 4-of-4 from the line, adding three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 27 minutes. We are expecting Lillard's efficiency to rise this season playing with a stronger supporting cast, and through three preseason games he is shooting 51.2 percent from the field. With so many risky point guards in the early rounds, Lillard is worth targeting at the first turn of drafts.
Oct 12 - 12:56 AM

Damian Lillard said he's expecting more off-ball scoring this season.

It was pretty clear to see on Monday in his 16-point effort and Lillard said his off-ball game has been a focus on for the last month. He said he'll look to come off pin-downs, flare screens or anything else to get him quality looks. Lillard said he's excited about the new looks to the offense and said he's still going to get the ball late to fill it up. In other words, the Blazers are going to use him a little like Stephen Curry. Lillard could improve on his 56.0 true shooting percentage from last season without hurting his usage rate. He's worth a look at the first turn of drafts.
Oct 4 - 1:54 AM

Damian Lillard scored 16 points on Monday vs. the Jazz, shooting 6-of-12 from the field in 23 minutes.

He looked like he was in mid-season form and added five assists, one rebound, one trey and two turnovers. Lillard may not have as much responsibility on offense with Evan Turner around and Allen Crabbe ready for more shots, but his efficiency should rise and he's still a safe pick at the turn of the first and second rounds. C.J. McCollum added 11 points, five assists and one trey. The Blazers should be a very dangerous team this season.
Oct 4 - 12:47 AM

Damian Lillard said that there were points towards the end of the 2015-16 season in which his foot hurt so bad that he could only play during games.

Lillard still managed to suit up for 75 games despite dealing with what sounds like a pretty severe case of plantar fasciitis, and he will take time this offseason to rehab so that he's 100 percent when the 2016-17 season begins. Lillard said that he's been swimming, doing hot yoga and other low-impact workouts to avoid putting too much stress on his heel. The 25-year-old has improved upon his numbers every year in the league, and next season should be no different. He should be off the board by the first-round.
Jun 30 - 3:20 PM

Damian Lillard has decided not to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in order to concentrate on rehabbing his plantar fasciitis injury.

Lillard had a spot if he wanted one after most of the top point guards decided not to play for Team USA, but the decision speaks to his desire to start the 2016-17 season fully healthy. The 25-year-old had a fantastic 2015-16 season in averaging 25.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 3.1 three-pointers and will be worth a first-round pick in 2016-17 as he attempts to avenge his All-Star snub.
Jun 23 - 11:12 AM

Damian Lillard still hasn't decided if he will play for Team USA this summer.

Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, John Wall (knee surgeries), Chris Paul (hand) and James Harden have all decided not to play, so Lillard should be able to make the team. The decision process is reportedly still "ongoing," but expect to hear an answer by the end of the week.
Jun 20 - 9:58 AM

Damian Lillard said that he has not yet begun thinking about playing for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

With guys like Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry (knee, shoulder), John Wall (knee surgeries), Chris Paul (hand) and James Harden all withdrawing their names from the player pool, Lillard will more or less be a shoo-in if he opts to compete for a spot on the roster. He’s currently touring through Asia as part of a promo-tour for Adidas, so he won't likely make an official decision until he returns stateside.
Source: CSN NW
Jun 15 - 10:29 AM

Damian Lillard was named to the All-NBA Second Team on Thursday.

Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins and Chris Paul were also named to the All-NBA Second Team. Lillard may have missed out on an All-Star appearance this season, but being named to an All-NBA team gave him a $20 million bonus via the Rose Rule, thus softening the blow of the All-Star snub.

Damian Lillard scored 28 points in the Blazers' season-ending loss on Wednesday, making 7-of-24 FGs and 12-of-12 FTs with two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

Lillard set a new franchise record for most 3-pointers made in a single postseason (42) but that's no consolation for the Blazers. He averaged 36.5 points vs. the Warriors during the regular season, and 31.8 points through five games in the postseason, with 7.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds, but his efforts weren't enough to prevent an early exit.
May 12 - 2:06 AM

Damian Lillard scored 36 points in a 132-125 overtime loss to the Warriors on Monday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 47 minutes.

This one has to sting for the Blazers after taking an 11-point lead at half before Stephen Curry went crazy. Lillard continues to post massive lines against the Warriors after a big regular season against them. In the four playoff games, he's averaged 32.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 5.8 treys. DFS owners almost have to use him.
May 10 - 2:24 AM

Damian Lillard exploded during a Game 3 120-108 victory over the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 40 points with five rebounds, 10 assists and eight 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

He's just the 10th player since 1989 with a 40-plus points, 10-plus assists and five-plus boards game. Lillard set the team record for 3-pointers for a playoff game while the Blazers as a team set their team record in a playoff game at 17. Lillard has been a monster his hometown team all season, including a 51-point gem in the first game after the break. The Blazers are 4-0 at home, so they could tie this series up on Monday. It could be Lillard Time again.
May 8 - 12:00 AM

Damian Lillard said that he feels 100 percent healthy after battling a chest cold for the past week.

Lillard needs to have a strong Game 3 for Portland to avoid falling into a 3-0 hole vs. the Warriors, and improved efficiency would be a start -- the Blazers' two-time All-Star is shooting a mere 36.6 percent in the postseason. He'll have a few more days to prepare before Saturday's crucial home game.
May 5 - 3:50 PM

Damian Lillard (chest cold) looked much better in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors, scoring 25 points on 8-of-20 shooting with six assists, four boards, two steals and six 3-pointers.

He took over the game in the third quarter with 17 points, but cooled off down the stretch and failed to score in the fourth quarter. To be fair, the whole Portland team cooled off as they scored just 12 points in the fourth compared to 34 by Golden State. The Blazers have lost the first two games but will try to get back on track with the series shifting to Portland for Game 3 on Saturday.
May 4 - 1:57 AM

Depth Charts

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