Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Damian Lillard after Blazers' latest win over Warriors: 'We're the real deal'

    CBS Sports "Take a look at the Western Conference standings, and underneath the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, you'll see a surprising team in third place: the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers have used a massive nine-game winning streak over the past few weeks to surge into third in the..." March 10

  • LaMarcus Aldridge shares regret about relationship with Damian Lillard

    Sportsnaut "When the San Antonio Spurs swiped LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers lost a superstar pairing. Perhaps that wouldn’t have happened if he and Damian Lillard had a better relationship. Previously, Lillard said he’d hoped Aldridge would be a mentor. And now, in an..." March 09

  • The secret of Damian Lillard: Playing for something bigger than him

    NBC Sports Northwest "By now, six seasons into Damian Lillard’s career, the Trail Blazers have come to expect not just greatness out of their do-it-all point guard, but also late-season magic. And Saturday in Phoenix, in what he called one of his more “significant” late-season performances, Lillard gave some insight..." February 26

  • Damian Lillard says meeting with Paul Allen was meant to evoke sense of urgency

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard had a pre-All-Star-Game meeting with team owner Paul Allen in hopes to figure out some direction moving forward. Coming off the mid-February festivities, he explained his intentions to go to the very top of the branch for a one-on-one..." February 20

  • Damian Lillard: Donovan Mitchell ‘Should Be Rookie of the Year’

    SLAM Online "Damian Lillard says Donovan Mitchell is the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Mitchell’s leadership and overall impact on the Utah Jazz give him the nod as the League’s top rookie, according to Lillard. Mitchell finished with 27 points and six rebounds in a 115-96 road win Sunday night against the..." February 12

  • Damian Lillard says Ed Davis might be too important for Trail Blazers to trade

    NBC Sports Northwest "Ed Davis said he likes living in Portland. He loves playing for the Trail Blazers. And when his contract runs out in June, he said he hopes he is able to sign another deal to keep him in Portland. But after seven-plus NBA seasons for four different teams, Davis knows what he thinks about an..." January 30

  • Damian Lillard on his All-Star selection: 'This one is different'

    NBC Sports Northwest "This one, Damian Lillard said, was different. The Trail Blazers guard was chosen to his third All-Star team on Tuesday, and Lillard said this selection has a different feel than those in 2014 and 2015. "It's different because it came after the beginning years,'' Lillard said. "(In 2014 and..." January 25

  • Damian Lillard is disappointed in Russell Westbrook's All-Star Game comments

    CBS Sports "Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been "snubbed" for the All-Star Game the past couple of seasons and he has been vocal about how he has felt about it each time. Lillard considers himself one of the NBA's best and thinks he should make every All-Star Game. This season, Lillard managed to..." January 25

  • Damian Lillard Responds Directly To Rumors He’s Leaving Trail Blazers

    NESN "Damian Lillard doesn’t have time for trade rumors. The Portland Trail Blazers star guard reportedly met with team owner Paul Allen on Tuesday to discuss the direction of the franchise and whether the team was still committed to putting together a championship-caliber roster, according to..." January 24

  • Lillard: Meeting with Blazers' owner was 'opening up the line of communication'

    NBC Sports Northwest "Nearly three weeks ago, Trail Blazers captain Damian Lillard was asked whether he had much communication with owner Paul Allen about the direction of the team, and specifically about the coaching staff and personnel. “Me and Paul speak, but it has never been anything like that,’’ Lillard said..." January 23

  • Sources: Blazers' Damian Lillard meets with owner Paul Allen over team direction

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard met with team owner Paul Allen to gather an understanding of the organization's direction, league sources told ESPN. The two met discreetly for approximately one hour in Allen's office at Moda Center prior to hosting the Indiana Pacers last..." January 23

  • Damian Lillard Is ‘Kind Of Expecting’ Another All-Star Game Snub

    SLAM Online "After being snubbed from the All-Star Game the past two years, Damian Lillard “kind of expects” to be snubbed once again this year. In a story by ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Lillard said that he’s tired of being “the fall guy.” “I’ve gotten frustrated just for the fact that it feels like I always..." January 19

  • Blazers don’t want to trade Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum

    Clutch Points "There’s no shortage of firepower in the Western Conference, and it’s no secret that the Portland Trail Blazers, despite having good talent on their roster, are still playing catch-up to half of the conference. The Blazers have been to the playoffs in each of the last four years, but couldn’t..." January 18

  • Damian Lillard Still Believes Market Size Matters For National Attention

    Real GM Basketball "While many have made the argument that market size isn't as big of a factor as it was for NBA players in the past, Damian Lillard talked about how it has impacted his All-Star Game voting. "I think it's a million things that say that's not true," Lillard replied. "I think for me personally, I..." January 18

  • 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