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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
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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

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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

Damian Lillard (chest cold) said after Tuesday morning's shootaround that he's feeling "a little better."

Lillard acknowledged after Game 1 that he's been dealing with a bit of a chest cold, but there's no way a minor illness will force Lillard to the sidelines for Tuesday's Game 2. Lillard went just 8-of-26 from the field during Game 1, so he'll need to have a much more efficient outing on Tuesday night if the Blazers hope to secure a Game 2 upset over the Dubs.
Source: CSN NW
May 3 - 3:18 PM

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

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