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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
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Damian Lillard (right hand strain) finished Wednesday's game with 33 points on 11-of-19 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, six assists, four 3-pointers, two rebounds and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.
Lillard was also on the injury report this week due to a minor elbow injury, but neither that nor this hand strain have cost him any games. He's yet to miss a game all year, in fact, and has been one of the league's iron-men since he came in with an average of 3.3 DNPs across his seven seasons. Dame said recently that he feels like he's "on a different level this season," and that he's "controlling the game" in a way he hasn't before, which is all fantastic to hear if you own him. He's a first-round fantasy star. Jan 17 - 12:45 AM
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Damian Lillard (right hand) is available to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

He was questionable to play for this game, but not surprisingly Dame will be suiting up for this one. He plays through most injuries, and we'll see if this issue affects his shooting. He should be in all lineups and could go off against one of the worst defenses in the league.
Jan 16 - 9:16 PM

Damian Lillard (right hand strain) is questionable to play on Wednesday against the Cavs.

While Lillard tends to push through his various ailments, the Blazers may want to play it safe here with a matchup against the worst team in the league. If he is forced to the sidelines, there will be more minutes for Seth Curry, Wade Baldwin and Nik Stauskas, while C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic would be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on his status.
Jan 16 - 2:53 PM

Damian Lillard led all scorers with 35 points in a 115-107 loss to the Kings on Monday.

Lillard reached 12,000 career points tonight, but cooled off in the fourth quarter with a 2-of-7 shooting line. Overall, he finished 11-of-27 from the field and 9-of-9 from the line with five assists, three rebounds, one steal, four triples and six turnovers in 37 minutes. He's not playing at the level he was in 2017-18 when he was the 8th ranked player in standard leagues, but he's currently 13th this season and is known for turning on the jets after the All-Star break.
Jan 15 - 12:43 AM

Damian Lillard hit 8-of-21 shots and 2-of-10 3-pointers for 26 points, four rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes of Sunday's 116-113 loss to the Nuggets.

Starters C.J. McCollum, Jake Layman and Jusuf Nurkic, and reserve Evan Turner also scored in double figures, but the Blazers simply didn't have the manpower to stop Nikola Jokic, who scored 40 points to go along with a whopper of a fantasy line. The loss snapped the Blazers' four-game winning streak.
Jan 13 - 10:35 PM

Damian Lillard (left elbow sprain) scored 20 points (8-of-16 FGs) with four rebounds, five assists, four blocks, three steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes on Friday against the Hornets.

"People haven’t talked about it because they talk about the year I’m having offensively and all that, but they haven’t paid attention to what I’ve done this year defensively," Lillard said after Wednesday's game. What he said rang true against Charlotte where he matched his season-high in steals and set a new career-high in blocks. The offense will always be there, but the defense makes him an even more valuable fantasy asset.
Jan 12 - 12:11 AM

Dame Lillard (elbow) is available for Friday against the Hornets.

At the end of the fourth quarter on Wednesday, Dame was grabbing his left elbow as he checked out when the game was decided. There didn't seem to be much concern among the training staff at the time, so Lillard should be ready to go in a exciting matchup against Kemba Walker. He should be a full go and could be an option in DFS, as well.
Jan 11 - 3:19 PM

Damian Lillard (left elbow sprain) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

Lillard logged 33 minutes on Wednesday but he shot 4-of-12 from the field in that game, so maybe the elbow had something to do with his inefficiency. We'll know more after Friday's shootaround, but Dame is one of the players most likely to gut it out through injury, so owners can be confident he'll suit up.
Jan 10 - 5:29 PM

Damian Lillard made just 4-of-12 from the field for 16 points with one rebound, 10 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

The dimes are nice, but 2019 hasn't been kind to Dame on the scoring side of things. In his five 2019 games, Lillard averaged just 19.5 points, 3.2 boards, 9.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 treys on 35.8 FG% and 94.1 FT%. He's routinely been a strong finisher on the year, and there's zero reason to worry about him struggling with his shot much longer. He came into tonight with a career-high 44.6 FG%, so he should continue to be viewed as a top-eight fantasy value going forward.
Jan 10 - 12:43 AM

Damian Lillard finished Monday's win over the Knicks with a game-high nine assists to go along with 17 points (5-of-14 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

Lillard didn't have the best night shooting the basketball, but that didn't have much of an impact on the Blazers' hopes as the team was taking on a Knicks team that is one of the NBA's worst. The All-NBA guard has dished out eight assists or more in three straight games for the first time since early December, when he did so in four consecutive games. Lillard's shooting just 39.2% from the field over his last five, but his fantasy value remains high thanks to his production in non-scoring areas.
Jan 8 - 1:55 AM

Damian Lillard matched his season high with 12 assists Saturday vs. the Rockets while also accounting for 17 points (5-of-15 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), five rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers.

Lillard wasn't at his best shooting the basketball but he was quite good passing it, reaching double figures in assists for the third time this season. The All-Star point guard, who's now up to four double-doubles on the season, had gone more than a month since his last double-digit assist effort. Lillard, who reached double figures in assists eight times last season, remains a highly valuable fantasy option even when his shot isn't falling due to the production in non-scoring categories.
Jan 6 - 1:14 AM

Damian Lillard scored 23 points (7-of-19 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs) with eight assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 36 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

Lillard has only made 2-of-17 from deep and just 15-of-40 shots overall in his last two games. He's still managed to score 20+ in each outing because he took 17 free throws across both games. Even when his shot isn't falling, he still finds a way to get it done every time out. While he hasn't been as productive as usual of late, he's still posting first round value on the season.
Jan 5 - 1:04 AM

Damian Lillard played 39 minutes Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with 40 points (14-of-23 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), five assists, two rebounds, one steal and six 3-pointers.

Lillard, who scored 35 of his 40 points in the first (15) and third (20) quarters, shot 8-of-10 inside of the arc after going 4-of-12 on those shots vs. the Warriors Thursday. The All-NBA guard, who scored 40 points or more in four games in 2017-18, has now accomplished that feat five times this season. Lillard, who attempted a total of four free throws in the two games prior, attempted seven (matching his season average) Saturday night.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018 12:45:00 AM

Damian Lillard finished Thursday's win over the Warriors with 21 points (7-of-20 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), five assists, one rebound, one steal and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

In what could be his final appearance in his hometown arena, as the Warriors will move across the San Francisco Bay this summer, Lillard drained a corner three in the final seconds of overtime to give Portland the win. If there's a concern regarding the All-NBA guard's recent performances it's the free throw count. Over his last five games Lillard is averaging 3.2 attempts per game, well below his season average (7.0 FTAs per game).
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 01:31:00 AM

Damian Lillard played in his first Christmas Day game on Tuesday and had 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, a block and two 3-pointers on 9-of-21 shooting in a 117-96 loss to the Jazz.

His Christmas game didn't go his way, but he's probably still thankful for the opportunity. "My whole career, I've been wanting to play on Christmas," he said prior to Tuesday's game. Lillard was really the lone bright spot for the Blazers, as C.J. McCollum hit just 4-of-14 shots, and Jusuf Nurkic, who was in foul trouble all night against Rudy Gobert, was 3-of-10 in the loss.
Wed, Dec 26, 2018 12:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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