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Damian Lillard | Guard

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Weber State
Contract: view contract details

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Terry Stotts expects Damian Lillard to improve on the court this season, but he's most eager to see growth in Lillard's "leadership ... his ability to make his teammates better."
Lillard will shoulder a huge burden for the Blazers' offense as the only remaining starter from last year's squad that won 51 regular-season games to clinch the Northwest division. "He’s going to score, he’s going to run the team," Stotts said, "but his challenge is going to be to make his teammates better." Given Lillard's sheer upside, fantasy owners can comfortably target him at the turn of the first and second rounds. Aug 18 - 11:30 PM

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Damian Lillard said that he's looking forward to playing at a faster pace next season.

"I think playing faster is going to be the best thing for our team," said Lillard. "We have a lot of really athletic guys that can really run. It’s not like we can play the same way [as last year] because we don’t have the same personnel. So I really like that idea of playing a faster game." Lillard is going to be the main man on offense for the Blazers this upcoming season with the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews. The increased responsibility will likely lead to a slight dip in field goal percentage, but his usage rate, points and assists should trend upwards during his fourth NBA season. He's an easy second-round selection.
Aug 12 - 11:58 AM

USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo said he understands Damian Lillards' frustrations for not making the team last year.

"I understand his disappointment. He’s a great player," Colangelo said of Lillard. "For whatever reason, the times he’s been with us he just hasn’t played as well as he’s capable of playing. That happens to be at a position where we are overloaded. There is no question about that. And so that’s not a knock on him. I have a great respect for him as a player and through the course of an NBA season, he shows how great he is." Lillard reportedly turned down a camp invite for Team USA, and Colangelo admitted that he doesn't think he will show up to Vegas.
Jul 30 - 3:26 PM

Damian Lillard has dropped a new single entitled "Tell Me Why" over a Jadakiss beat.

This is the third song in as many weeks that Lillard hard released and the audio can be heard by clicking the link below. "I really like old-school hip-hop," Lillard said last year. "Most of the time when I hear really new stuff, it's because somebody else put me on to it." Musical career aside, the 25-year-old will have to carry a larger load for the Blazers with LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum gone and is worth a second-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Jul 28 - 1:29 PM

Damian Lillard said he will "probably not" attend Team USA's minicamp this August.

"I did it the last few summers and last summer I didn’t make it," Lillard said in an interview with Jody Mac of CBS Sports. "I don’t know why I would go. After I got cut last summer, I don’t think I’m a part of it." Lillard is obviously pretty bitter about getting cut last year, as Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose were chosen over him. Lillard's chances of making the team would take another hit if Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul decide to throw their names in the hat, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Jul 26 - 6:40 PM

Damian Lillard said that he is looking forward to having a bigger role with the Trail Blazers next season, and being a leader for his team.

Lillard posted a usage rate of 26.9 last season, but that's due to take a sizable jump with LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, and Nicolas Batum all wearing different jerseys. Thrillard is going to be the heart and soul of the Blazers for at least the next five years, and while his efficiency may dip next season, his scoring and assists numbers will likely trend upwards.
Jul 9 - 6:38 PM

Damian Lillard is planning an impromptu visit to Los Angeles to try and convince LaMarcus Aldridge to re-sign with the Blazers.

He is returning from Paris and is wasting no time on being the franchise player. Aldridge wants to play power forward more often, which might not happen quite as much with the Blazers now that Robin Lopez is likely to be overpaid by another team. Lillard will need another very clutch performance here.
Source: USA Today
Jul 2 - 7:32 PM

Damian Lillard has agreed to a five-year, max-extension with the Trail Blazers.

The deal is reportedly in the $125 million to $129 million range, and this was an easy decision for Portland. It seems all but certain that LaMarcus Aldridge will not be back with the Blazers, so Lillard is going to become an even larger part of the offense than he already was. He posted averages of 21.0 points, 6.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.4 three-pointers per game on 43.4 percent shooting during the 2014-15 season, and he'll make for a fine second-round selection in next year's drafts.
Jul 2 - 6:12 PM

Damian Lillard is nearing an agreement with the Blazers to sign a five-year, $120 million max contract extension.

Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard received maximum contract offers on Wednesday, so it was just a matter of time before the Blazers followed suit with Lillard. With LaMarcus Aldridge likely to leave town, there is no question that this will be Lillard's team moving forward. Lillard's efficiency could drop if Aldridge leaves, but he could put up some scary numbers this season with more responsibility on the offensive end.
Jul 1 - 9:04 AM

The Trail Blazers are expected to try and sign Damian Lillard to a five-year max extension in July.

With LaMarcus Aldridge likely headed out of town in free agency, the Blazers are expected to offer Lillard a max contract in the $120 million range. If Aldridge signs elsewhere, Lillard will become the face of the franchise in Portland and will continue to be a solid second round pick in fantasy drafts after averaging 21.0 points, 6.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.4 three-pointers during the 2014-15 regular season.
Source: ESPN
Jun 25 - 9:48 AM

Damian Lillard hinted during his exit interview that he will sign a contract extension with the Trail Blazers.

"For me, this is where I want to be. Whatever we need to do to make that happen, I want to do it," said Lillard regarding a contract extension. He also stated he would like to become a more efficient player on the offensive end, and also become a better defensive player. Lillard had a career-year with Portland this season, putting in averages of 21.0 points (career-high), 6.2 assists, 1.2 steals (career-high) and 2.4 three-pointers per game on 43.4 percent shooting from the field, while again making it through all 82 games. He won't be slipping out of the second-round of fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 30 - 6:29 PM

Nicolas Batum said that Damian Lillard delivered a sideline speech that lit a fire under his teammates and propelled them to a win in Game 4 on Monday.

"I've never seen [Lillard] like that," Batum said. "Not like that. Not with so much passion. There was blood in his eyes." This was a really cool quote from Batum, but it was obvious that Lillard wasn't about to let his team get swept in the first round of the playoffs. Lillard dropped 32 points with seven assists, two boards and a 3-pointer in the win, and he will look to keep the Blazers alive by forcing a Game 6 on Wednesday in Memphis.
Apr 29 - 11:48 AM

Damian Lillard carried the Blazers to get a Game 4 win on Monday, scoring 32 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

The Blazers pulled out a 99-92 win thanks to outscoring the Grizzlies 31-17 in the fourth. Lillard's trey was a four-point play to help Lillard alone match the Grizzlies scoring in the final 8:48 of this game (12 points each). It was Lillard time. The Blazers are now down 3-1 and will head to Memphis for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Apr 28 - 1:42 AM

Damian Lillard sputtered in Sunday's Game 1 with 14 points on 5-of-21 shooting, eight rebounds and three assists, missing all six of his 3-point attempts without any defensive stats.

The Blazers finished the season on a 1-5 skid with injuries decimating their already-thin depth chart and they never got going in a blowout loss tonight. Lillard launched some ill-advised shot and seemed generally out of sorts, something he'll have to fix quickly to avoid falling into the dreaded 0-2 hole with Game 2 looming in Memphis on Wednesday.
Apr 19 - 10:57 PM

Damian Lillard said he will "show up" on defense in the playoffs.

"Point guards have a big game against us and it's automatically 'He did this to Dame,'" Lillard said. "Like he took me to wing and isolated me and scored every point on me." Only 7.5 percent of the Blazers' defensive possessions are in isolation and the Blazers are actually fine in that department, coming in at 38th percentile in the NBA (Synergy). However, Dame has really struggled defending his man on shots from less than 10 feet, allowing those guys to make 12.6 percent above their normal field goal percentage in that range (SportVU). Regardless, it's easy to forgive Lillard's sub-par D because of his terrific offense.
Source: Oregon Live
Apr 16 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Tim Frazier
3Phil Pressey
SG1Gerald Henderson
2C.J. McCollum
3Allen Crabbe
4Pat Connaughton
5Daniel Diez
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Mike Miller
4Luis Montero
PF1Meyers Leonard
2Ed Davis
3Noah Vonleh
4Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Chris Kaman