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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 said Matt Barnes told him his defense will be the key to making the Team USA roster.
"He just called and told me that everybody knows that I can shoot the ball and make plays, but he said he knows that I can defend too," Lillard said. "He said just go out there and be a dog and pick up full-court." Lillard's offensive skill set has grown as his career has moved along, but he has still been torched on defense, giving up numerous season highs to opposing point guards last year. If Derrick Rose is healthy, Lillard may have a tough time making the team. Jul 30 - 3:00 PM
Source: CSN NW

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Gary Payton said that Damian Lillard needs to work on his defense.

"He can be like Patrick Beverley if he wants to, but that’s a mindset," Payton said. Lillard worked with Gary Payton last season and it sounds like he may again this summer. He allowed an extremely high 45.9 percent against isolation plays, which ranks 199th in the NBA (Synergy).
Source: CSNNW.com
Jun 14 - 9:55 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard were both named to the All-NBA Third Team on Wednesday, alongside Goran Dragic, Paul George and Al Jefferson.

It's fitting that Aldridge and Lillard wound up on the same squad after fighting their way past Houston in an electric first-round playoff matchup. The Blazers joined the Rockets and Clippers as the only teams with multiple All-NBA players for 2013-14, and the future is very bright in Rip City. For Lillard, the honor is even sweeter -- his contract includes a $250,000 bonus for making an All-NBA team.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 4 - 1:01 PM

Damian Lillard said he is committed to USA Basketball and will be focusing on his conditioning this summer during his exit interview on Friday.

He admitted he was tired and winded during the playoffs, which comes as a bit of a surprise after Lillard led the NBA in minutes played during his rookie season. He played a whopping 44.7 minutes per game in the series vs. Houston, and still ranked seventh in total minutes during the 2013-14 season. He still has room to grow and will be highly coveted in fantasy drafts next season.
May 16 - 3:54 PM

Damian Lillard scored 25 points on 11-of-21 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds and five assists in the Blazers' 103-92 Game 4 win over the Spurs on Monday.

Lillard is going to have to be the man for the Blazers with LaMarcus Aldridge (19 points, 8-of-16 FGs, four rebounds) facing tough matchups against Tiago Splitter, Tim Duncan and even little-used Aron Baynes. Nicolas Batum put up one of the better stat lines of these playoffs with 14 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block, and Will Barton set a career playoff-high with 17 points, six rebounds and two assists. The Blazers avoid the sweep and head to San Antonio for Wednesday's Game 5.
May 13 - 1:30 AM

Damian Lillard hit a game-winning 3-point with 0.9 seconds left on the clock to eliminate the Rockets in the Blazers' 99-98 Game 6 win on Friday.

This year's opening round of the playoffs may never be topped and that's not hyperbole. Lillard busted free on a poorly defensed play by the Rockets and you'd be hard-pressed to find anybody that was truly surprised. He finished with 25 points, six threes and a massive line, and LaMarcus Aldridge (30 points, 10-of-26 FGs, 13 boards) was left in single coverage for most of the night. The Blazers await the winner of Sunday's Game 7 tilt between the Spurs and the Mavs. Now go try and get some sleep before this weekend's five Game 7s.
May 3 - 1:52 AM

Damian Lillard put on a blow-by clinic during a tough loss to the Rockets on Friday, shooting 9-of-16 from the field for 30 points with six boards, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

It's the first time he's ever scored 30 points on 16 or less shots in his career and he made James Harden look awful on defense all night. Lillard gets more credit for his shoot, but tonight showed how he has some great handles. The Blazers are still up 2-1 and can take a commanding lead on Sunday at home.
Apr 26 - 1:52 AM

Damian Lillard hit just 3-of-14 shots but still ended up with 18 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists in Wednesday's thrilling Game 2 112-105 win over the Rockets.

Nicolas Batum was 3-of-11 for six points and Wesley Matthews was 4-of-11 for nine points, but LaMarcus Aldridge (43 points, 8 rebounds) was able to carry the team. Despite the poor shooting, it can be argued that Lillard played well, and was dogged by Patrick Beverley for most of the night (14 points, 41 minutes). The Blazers are heading to Portland with a surprising 2-0 lead and will be looking for more of the same from Aldridge in Game 3, along with better shooting from Lillard, Batum and Matthews.

Damian Lillard bruised his thigh during Sunday's game and he felt a "little sore" on Monday, but it won't affect his status for Game 2.

"I just got kneed in my thigh," he said. "I wear pads on my thigh and on my knee and the spot that my pad wasn’t covered was where I got kneed." Lillard practiced fully and he'll be ready to go on Thursday, when he'll try to recreate his brilliant playoff debut of 31 points and nine rebounds.
Source: Oregonian
Apr 21 - 11:19 PM

Damian Lillard was kneed in the thigh by Dwight Howard on Sunday, but he kept playing and finished with 31 points, nine rebounds and five assists in his first NBA playoff game.

Lillard didn't seem bothered by the injury, catching fire down the stretch and sinking a clutch 3-pointer to tie the game with 29 seconds remaining, en route to a thrilling OT victory. He'll probably be stiff and sore in the morning but with Game 2 scheduled for Wednesday the Blazers' dynamic second-year PG should be ready to go.
Apr 21 - 1:20 AM

Damian Lillard double-doubled vs. the Kings on Wednesday with 19 points, five boards, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

With Mo Williams out tonight, the Blazers turned back the clock to 2012-13 with their lack of depth. Although, Dorell Wright hit a game-winning shot late in the contest. Each starter played at least 37 minutes tonight, which was commonplace last season considering they had one of the worst benches in the history of the NBA based on production. Lillard spread the ball around well in the beginning of tonight's game and his eight dimes before halftime tied for his best half of his career. He's a fantasy star and has played just two seasons.
Apr 10 - 1:19 AM

Damian Lillard dominated against the Lakers during a 124-112 win on Tuesday, making 10-of-22 from the field for 34 points with two boards, eight assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.

He was in a slump over his previous 10, making just 37.5 percent from the field which brought his season shooting to 42.4 percent. Lillard's 3-point shot not falling was the culprit which was what carried him earlier this season when he put up a nice 3.6 treys per game back in December. It's just his second season and he still has plenty of room to grow as a scorer.
Apr 2 - 1:57 AM

Damian Lillard shot 4-of-9 from beyond the arc against the Hawks on Thursday, scoring 21 points with six boards, four boards and two turnovers.

March was going to be the worst month he’s ever had in the NBA for 3-point percentage entering tonight at just 28.4 percent, but tonight could get him turned around and he still has two more games before April. On the other hand, he’s been much better on his closer shots and has become a little more well-round as a scorer. Perhaps LaMarcus Aldridge returning will give Lillard better looks from deep.
Mar 27 - 10:06 PM

Damian Lillard scored a team-high 20 points against the Bobcats on Saturday with two boards, four assists and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

The Blazers offense looked like it belonged in the NCAA and there was really very little ball movement. They had just four assists in the first half, which is very uncommon considering they rank seventh in the NBA in assists per game on the season. Lillard isn't shooting the ball too well these days, but he's scored at least 20 in eight consecutive games -- the longest such streak of his career.
Mar 22 - 9:20 PM

Damian Lillard had his fifth double-double of the season in a 116-103 win over the Wizards on Thursday with 23 points, six boards, 10 assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He didn't do a great job of containing John Wall on the other end, but he did enough on offense to get a big win. The Blazers haven't really had a quality win since beating Atlanta on Mar. 5 with their only other wins coming against the Pelicans and Bucks in those seven games. Lillard's shot isn't quite clicking right now, so a nice game should help his confidence as the Blazers start a crucial five-game road trip on Saturday vs. the Bobcats.
Mar 21 - 1:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland