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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 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

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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

Damian Lillard scored 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting on Sunday vs. the Raptors, adding five assists, four boards, two steals and two 3-pointers.

Despite turning the ball over three times, it was another solid effort for Lillard and he has been a model of consistency for most of the season. As one of the most durable players in the league, it's safe to say that he will likely finish as a top-10 asset in fantasy leagues this season.
Mar 15 - 10:26 PM

Damian Lillard scored 28 points on 9-of-12 shooting (5-of-7 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with two rebounds and nine assists in the Blazers' easy 118-99 win over the Pistons on Friday.

Lillard didn't have any trouble with defenses keying in on him last night as the Pistons don't have the horses to keep up with him. He's the No. 5 and 7 play in 8- and 9-cat leagues respectively this season when factoring in games played.
Mar 14 - 1:23 AM

Damian Lillard scored a game-high 32 points against the Wolves on Saturday with seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

He is probably going to be asked to score more with Wes Matthews out. In his 616 minutes without Matthews next to him this season, Lillard posted a 29.2 usage rate with an 50.5 effective field goal percentage. By comparison, Lillard put up a 26.1 usage rate and a 50.4 effective field goal percentage with Wes. Although, Arron Afflalo does more in isolation than Wes, so that will be an interesting facet of the Blazers' offense going forward. Regardless, Lillard is going to have a ton of huge games like this one.
Mar 8 - 1:20 AM

Damian Lillard turned it around late against the Mavs on Thursday during a 94-75 win, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He did turn the ball over five times and his scoring still wasn't quite right after going 1-of-13 from the field on Wednesday. Lillard has gone on slumps before, but now the Blazers are going to need him even more with Wesley Matthews (Achilles) going down.
Mar 6 - 1:24 AM

Damian Lillard hit just 1-of-13 shots and was 0-for-7 from downtown for five points, but added a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with four assists in Wednesday's overtime win against the Clippers.

Lillard also had five turnovers, but the rebounds helped make up for an off night. He averaged 30 points over his last two games, so there's really no reason to panic about this one. The Blazers currently hold the No. 3 seed in the West, while the Clippers hold the No. 5 seed after tonight's loss.
Mar 5 - 2:52 AM

Damian Lillard said "things are starting to turn around" when asked if February was the worst shooting slump of his career.

Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 triples over nine February games, so it's not like he was completely useless. However, his 26.3 percent mark from deep was not typical, and that marked the second straight month he was under 30 percent from downtown. Lillard has started March at 60 percent from behind the 3-point line, but it's worth noting he's shooting a career-low 34.4 percent from distance while averaging a career-high 7.2 attempts per game. We know he won't stop shooting them.
Mar 2 - 9:56 AM

Damian Lillard scored a game-high 31 points in a win over the Kings on Sunday, adding seven assists, four boards, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

This was actually Lillard's highest scoring game since he dropped 34 points against the Lakers on Jan. 11, and he has now attempted 20 or more shots in each of his last two games. As one of the league's most durable and consistent guards, he should be a top-10 fantasy asset for the rest of the way.
Mar 1 - 8:48 PM

Damian Lillard scored 29 points during a 115-112 win over the Thunder on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

He put up a bit of an under-the-radar month. In his nine February games, Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 treys on 47.1 percent from the field and 83.7 percent from the line. He actually struggled with his jumper this month, but shooting a sterling 83.7 percent at the rim carried him. The All-Star still has room for improvement.
Feb 28 - 3:04 AM

The Blazers won in Houston on Sunday behind an efficient game from Damian Lillard, who scored 23 points on 6-of-10 field goals and 10-of-11 free throws.

Lillard made one 3-pointer and chipped in five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one turnover to round out a terrific fantasy line. His happy owners can only hope that Lillard finds the range from downtown during the All-Star break, as he's an abysmal 19-of-100 over Portland's past 13 games. On a positive note, Lillard's lone triple tonight earned him a trivia footnote -- he and Ben Gordon are the only players to make at least 130 three-pointers in each of their first three NBA seasons.
Feb 8 - 10:43 PM

Damian Lillard was named to the Western Conference All-Star team in place of Blake Griffin (elbow).

Lillard was clearly agitated when he was snubbed in the All-Star voting, so now he will have the chance to showcase his talents on a national stage. Lillard has averaged 21.6 points, 6.3 assists, 4.6 boards, 1.5 steals and 2.5 3-pointers in 36.5 minutes per game this season, and he should remain a top-10 fantasy asset for the rest of the way.
Feb 8 - 2:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
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