Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Blazers pursuing lottery pick due to Damian Lillard’s desire for better supporting cast

    Larry Brown Sports "Damian Lillard wants the Portland front office to send in the reinforcements. Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Thursday that the Blazers are looking to acquire a lottery pick in the draft, as Lillard has informed team executives that he wants a better supporting cast." June 22

  • Damian Lillard defends LeBron James’s NBA Finals record

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James takes a lot of criticism for being 3-5 all time in the NBA Finals, and another NBA star is sticking up for him. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard responded to an anti-LeBron take on Twitter Thursday with a reminder that many players don’t even get the chance to compete in..." June 16

  • Damian Lillard: I Would Play for the Jazz or Lakers If Blazers Didn't Want Me

    Bleacher Report "Damian Lillard has always been pretty candid on Twitter, but the Portland Trail Blazers point guard turned some heads when he tweeted about playing for two other teams on Wednesday. Responding to a question about signing with a team other than Portland, the 26-year-old pointed to the Utah Jazz..." June 14

  • Damian Lillard Apparently Wants Paul George on Trail Blazers

    Bleacher Report "It appears Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard would welcome Indiana Pacers forward Paul George to the Northwest. While Lillard didn't directly comment on the matter via social media or any other platform Thursday, he did retweet a request from a fan hoping that the two will play..." May 19

  • Damian Lillard rallies teammates to donate bonus playoff money to Trail Blazers staff

    CSN Northwest "Since entering the NBA five years ago, Damian Lillard has maintained two streaks of which he is proud: He has never declined to sign autographs before games, and he has never skipped out on speaking with the media after games. “Never,’’ Lillard said. “Not once.’’ On Tuesday, the..." May 05

  • Damian Lillard Shoots Shot at Porzingis on Twitter; Throws Subtle Shade at NY Fans

    Black Sports Online "The Knicks have Kristaps Porzingis and well…not much else. Maybe they get lucky in the lottery and jump into the top 3. Pair a young intriguing guard such as Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball with Kristaps Porzingis and solidify a young core for the future. Not completely unlikely but still this..." May 04

  • Blazers GM: Lillard, McCollum are 'untradable'

    Oregonian "Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey spoke with the media at length on Tuesday at the conclusion of the team's exit interviews for the 2016-17 season. It was a rare media session for Olshey, who almost never speaks with the media during the season. This is the..." April 26

  • Lillard says he's obsessed with taking down Warriors

    ESPN "After the Portland Trail Blazers were swept by the Golden State Warriors on Monday, point guard Damian Lillard told ESPN he's developed a newfound obsession with trying to take down the Warriors. "You have to be obsessed with that because you know that they're so good that they're going to be..." April 25

  • Damian Lillard Explains How Draymond Green's Trash Talking Is Going to Help Him and Blazers

    Complex "We learned two things during Game 1 of the Warriors/Trail Blazers playoff series on Sunday afternoon. The first is that these two teams are going to score a lot of points when they take the court during the series. Golden State beat Portland 121-109 in Game 1, and we would guess that the..." April 17

  • Damian Lillard Boldy Predicts 'Blazers in 6' in Playoff Series Against Warriors

    Complex "Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers will start their first-round playoff series against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and the Warriors on Sunday, and it seems as though Lillard is confident with regards to the matchup. Even though Portland lost all four games it played against Golden State during..." April 13

  • Lillard: Blazers Making Playoffs is the 'Biggest Accomplishment of my Career'

    CSN Northwest "Once written off for dead, the Trail Blazers are going to the NBA playoffs, and on Sunday the man who drove them there didn’t mince words on what it meant to him. “Biggest accomplishment of my career,’’ team captain Damian Lillard said. “Lot of fingers were pointed at me from the outside when..." April 10

  • Blazers' Lillard would pick Westbrook for MVP, but open to co-winners

    SLAM Online "The 2016-17 season will go down in history for the absurd numbers that players across the League are putting up. There are 31 players averaging at least 20 points per game, seven guys who have made over 200 three-pointers and there have been 102 total triple-doubles this season. 20 of those..." April 01

  • Damian Lillard: ‘You Can’t Trust the Internet’

    SLAM Online "Social media has taken over the world. And for NBA players, that’s a double-edged sword. Connecting with fans is easier than ever—flip on your IG Live and you can chat with thousands of people worldwide. But there’s a downside, too: Anything can be screenshotted, saved or otherwise logged...." March 27

  • Damian Lillard isn't afraid to embrace adversity and 'clap back' at Twitter trolls

    Sporting News "Damian Lillard is a tough man to catch on the court. He’s an elusive guard, at any time one step away from getting to the bucket. He can take you off the dribble. If you give him too much room, he’ll hit the jumper. At times, he makes the game look easy. This season, however, has been anything..." March 24

  • Report: Portland Trail Blazers May be Listening to Offers for Damian Lillard

    Real Ball Insiders "We’re only just over one day removed from the announcement of the DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans deal that shook the entirety of the basketball world. Many analysts believe that this could signal a chaotic trade deadline, and recent reports suggest that could very well be destined to happen...." February 21

  • Damian Lillard wants to play his entire career in Portland

    Yardbarker "Damian Lillard is having a grand ol’ time in Portland and doesn’t envision himself ever leaving. In an interview with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype that was published on Tuesday, the All-Star point guard said that he can see himself playing his entire basketball career with the Blazers. “I like..." January 25

  • Damian Lillard has strong words for Lakers' D'Angelo Russell and his 'dirty' elbows

    CBS Sports "Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has a message for Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell -- watch them elbows. Lillard and Russell got into a brief heated on-court exchange of words in the third quarter of Portland's 108-97 victory over the Lakers on Tuesday. It was mainly a lot of posturing and..." January 12

  • Blazers PG Damian Lillard expected to return after 5-game absence

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is expected to return for Thursday's home game against the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes. Lillard has missed five games since spraining his ankle in a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 23. " January 05

  • Terry Stotts defends Damian Lillard: '(George Karl) needs to stay in his own lane'

    USA Today "In an interview published by New York Magazine on Wednesday morning, George Karl, who has been criticizing many NBA players as of late as his new book is about to come out, added Damian Lillard to that list of players. According to Karl, the problem with the Trail Blazers is that “Damian Lillard..." December 29