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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 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

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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

Damian Lillard scored 26 points on 7-of-19 shooting in Saturday's overtime loss to the Mavericks, adding seven assists, seven boards, four steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

Lillard was stunningly 2-of-30 from 3-point range in his previous four games, so it was nice to see him get his touch back by connecting on 4-of-10 3-pointers tonight. Lillard did turn the ball over five times in this one, but his owners can't really complain about this line. It's just a matter of time before he wreaks havoc on the league for snubbing him in the All-Star voting, so his owners should be prepared for a wild ride to end the season.
Feb 8 - 12:48 AM

Damian Lillard didn't make any of his five attempts from deep against the Suns on Thursday, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals.

He is really, really struggling from deep. In his last four, Lillard made just 6.7 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc to go with averages of 17.5 points, 7.3 assists, 4.0 boards, 2.5 steals and 0.8 blocks on 39.4 percent from the field. On the bright side, he's been phenomenal around the basket, which was arguably his biggest weakness as a scorer. He'll get out of this slump soon and is a top-10 fantasy asset.
Feb 6 - 1:20 AM

Damian Lillard threw down a vicious dunk over Rudy Gobert on Tuesday, part of his 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting, with four rebounds, six assists and two steals.

This was the first time in nine games that Lillard has shot at least 40 percent from the field. That's due largely to his preference for 3-pointers -- the snubbed All-Star had taken a whopping 8.6 attempts from downtown over his previous eight games, and he finished Tuesday 0-of-6 beyond the arc. An upward correction is inevitable, and for now his owners can bask in the glory of his multi-faceted game -- follow the link for video of his slam dunk vs. shot-blocking specialist Rudy Gobert.
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Feb 4 - 12:57 AM

Damian Lillard made just 6-of-19 from the field for 19 points against Bucks on Saturday with five rebounds, nine assists, three steals, one block, one 3-pointer and six turnovers.

He had a bad game on Friday and is just 2-of-19 from beyond the arc in his last two games. Lillard looked like he was going to take over after being snubbed from the All-Star Game, but it's been the opposite. He is still taking plenty of shots and that's not going to change, so it's just a matter of time until he turns it on again. There's a good chance that will happen on Tuesday against the Jazz.
Feb 1 - 1:44 AM

Damian Lillard made 6-of-20 from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Friday.

It was the classic case of him trying to do too much and he's struggled in both of his matchups vs. the Hawks this season. Lillard did match his season high in assists, but this was his just his second game of the year without a free throw attempt. Coach Terry Stotts said he was not happy about Lillard not making the All-Star Team. His usage was plenty high, so expect a big game in a better matchup against the Bucks on Saturday.
Jan 30 - 9:48 PM

Damian Lillard discussed not being selected to the All-Star Team on Friday and said he wanted to "thank the coaches who feel I wasn't good enough, the fans that didn't think I was good enough, and Adam Silver also for not thinking I was good enough."

"It ain't always gone be peaches and cream but somebody has to pay for the reason it's not," Lillard added. Apparently, the league is on notice and it'll start tonight against the red-hot Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30 EST. The Blazers have the fourth best record in the NBA, Lillard is 12th in the NBA in scoring and Lillard hasn't missed a game in his career. More importantly for his fantasy owners, he's a top-10 player in standard leagues this season. If you don't have NBA League Pass, tonight might be a reason to reconsider.
Jan 30 - 3:18 PM

Damian Lillard said that he is "definitely" taking the All-Star snub personally.

Lillard still has a chance to make it into the game as Kobe Bryant's replacement, but DeMarcus Cousins may have something to say about that. Regardless, owners of Lillard can expect him to take out his aggressions against the Atlanta Hawks tonight, and he is certainly someone to target in daily leagues.
Jan 30 - 12:07 PM

The Blazers vs. Nets game scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

With the impending blizzard impacting the New York and surrounding areas, the league is making this call early, and the affair will be rescheduled for April 6. The Kings-Nets game has been postponed, as well. Those in daily formats will want to avoid deploying players from any of those four teams.
Jan 26 - 11:16 AM

Damian Lillard made 8-of-23 from the field for 21 points during a 90-89 loss to the Celtics on Thursday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He's one of the best pull-up shooters in the NBA and chances are his catch-and-shoot shots are going down. Lillard averaged 6.6 field goal attempts per game off passes from Nicolas Batum (wrist) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) and catch-and-shoot attempts accounted for over 20.8 percent of his shot total. Fancy stats aside, Lillard is going to be busy and will have plenty of 30-point games on the way in the next 6-8 weeks.
Jan 23 - 2:38 AM

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