Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Damian Lillard reacts to being snubbed in ESPN graphic

    Yardbarker "The disrespect never seems to stop for Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. ESPN posted a graphic to Twitter on Tuesday recognizing Chicago Bulls rookie Lauri Markkannen, who became the fastest player in NBA history to reach 100 career three-pointers made. The graphic compared Markkanen to other..." January 16

  • Did Damian Lillard being injured help the Trail Blazers? Star guard thinks so

    NBC Sports Northwest "Damian Lillard knows it sounds crazy, but the best thing that might have happened to the Trail Blazers this season is his recent bout with hamstring and calf injuries. With Lillard forced to miss seven of the team’s past nine games, a funny thing has happened to the once struggling Blazers: the..." January 10

  • Lillard: It's not coach Stotts' fault for Blazers' recent struggles

    NBC Sports Northwest "A Trail Blazers team unable to gain traction this season while playing below their own expectations has found something to fight for: their coach. Amid chatter that Terry Stotts is on the coaching hot seat and in jeopardy of losing his job, several Trail Blazers players said their coach not..." January 07

  • The Blazers Passed An Important Test In The Absence Of Damian Lillard

    Dime Magazine "The Portland Trail Blazers go as Damian Lillard goes. While the 27-year-old has not necessarily been the best player on the roster for all six seasons of Lillard’s NBA career, the Blazers have been “his team” for quite some time and, in 2017-2018, that has resulted in Portland being nicely..." January 02

  • C.J. McCollum tells fantasy basketball owners to ‘start’ Damian Lillard against Cavs

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers All-Star point guard Damian Lillard missed his fourth straight game on Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks due to a hamstring issue. Despite not taking the floor in more than a week, teammate C.J. McCollum is quite confident that Lillard will be on the floor on Tuesday..." January 02

  • Hamstring injury sidelines Damian Lillard for third straight game

    ESPN "Damian Lillard missed a third straight game for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night with a strained right hamstring. Lillard went through pregame warm-ups to test the hamstring, but decided with the team it was best to rule himself out against the Philadelphia 76ers. "I felt good,"..." December 29

  • Damian Lillard has hamstring strain, to miss two games

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard is expected to miss the next two games with a hamstring strain, league sources told ESPN on Friday. Lillard will be sidelined for Friday's game against the Denver Nuggets and Saturday's matchup on the road with the Los Angeles Lakers. The..." December 22

  • Damian Lillard targeted with slurs by fans outside arena

    ESPN "Two fans shouted anti-gay slurs to Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard while he was walking to the team bus on Monday night, sources told ESPN. Lillard confirmed to ESPN that the phrases were shouted at him, after the Blazers' 108-107 loss to the Timberwolves in Minnesota. "I..." December 19

  • Lessons in leadership: How Damian Lillard is mentoring Jusuf Nurkic

    NBC Sports Northwest "When the Trail Blazers emerged from the halftime locker room last week during a dreadful performance in Sacramento, all but one of the players headed to the court to warm up. Jusuf Nurkic, the team’s young and promising center, was the only one to avoid the court, instead plopping himself on..." November 22

  • Damian Lillard Reveals Why He'd Never Join an NBA Super Team: 'I'm Not Joining Nobody'

    Complex "Much has been made about different NBA stars teaming up with other NBA stars over the course of the last few seasons to create so-called "super teams" designed to take over the league. From LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh teaming up with the Heat in 2011 to Kevin Durant, Steph Curry,..." September 21

  • Lillard: Melo ‘didn’t seem opposed’ to joining Blazers

    Larry Brown Sports "Star Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been pressing Carmelo Anthony to try and join him out west — and he thinks he’s getting somewhere. Lillard told Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated that, by his reading, the forward could ultimately be talked into waiting his no-trade clause and..." September 11

  • Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard shedding weight with vegan diet

    Oregonian "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard played the 2016-17 season just shy of 200 pounds. One his major focuses entering the offseason was to shed some weight and entering his sixth NBA season lighter and faster. Lillard has slimmed down mixing his basketball workouts with swimming laps in..." September 08

  • Lillard: I should've been All-Star last 2 seasons

    Clutch Points "Damian Lillard is coming off the best statistical season of his career, but during the last couple of years, he has been outside the bubble of a star-studded Western Conference All-Star Team. During an appearance in NBA 2K18’s “Run The Neighborhood” event, the host of a Q&A show asked the crowd..." September 01

  • Damian Lillard Wants To Team Up With Anthony Davis in Portland

    SLAM Online "Blazers star Damian Lillard knows that he and CJ McCollum need another star to compete with the titans of the Western Conference. Asked which player he’d most like to join the Blazers, Dame replied with the handle of Pelicans star Anthony Davis. While Davis is under contract until 2021, he’s..." August 28

  • Blazers' Lillard confirms 2nd rap album in the works

    ESPN "Damian Lillard is plopped in a chair next to the engineer board in the recording studio. His new tracks are being played in the room and he's zoned in, listening for segments that could use enhancements. Away from the basketball court, he's Dame D.O.L.L.A ("Different On Levels the Lord..." August 17

  • Damian Lillard talks about his “no pressure” pitch to Carmelo Anthony, selling Portland

    Pro Basketball Talk "Self-made, over-achieving players in the NBA tend not to be the recruiters. They worked hard and made it to where they are more on their own, and their world-view follows that path. Think Derrick Rose in Chicago. Damian Lillard was one of those guys, but he has done a little recruiting of late..." July 24

  • Damian Lillard: NBA Players Respect Kyrie Irving’s Trade Request

    SLAM Online "According to Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving‘s shocking trade request is something “everybody across the league respects.” Lillard qualifies that “of course” he’d want to play with LeBron James and go to the NBA Finals every year, but that he understands Kyrie wanting to take a different..." July 24