Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Aldridge called Lillard, asked for trade back to Blazers

    KGW "Well, this is a fun one. Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger wrote a piece on Thursday about the tumultuous relationship between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs. No, he didn’t suggest the organization trades Leonard to the Portland Trail Blazers — I took care of that last week. But there was..." May 10

  • Damian Lillard Sees Blazers As Capable Of Replicating Warriors' Trajectory

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers finished the regular season with the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference but were swept in the first round by New Orleans Pelicans. Lillard believes the Pelicans did an excellent job of taking him out of the offense. "The reality of it is, their game plan was to..." April 23

  • Damian Lillard: ‘I’ve Just Got to Be Better’

    SLAM Online "The Portland Trail Blazers are in a 0-2 playoff ditch against the Pelicans, and Damian Lillard knows he needs to step up his play. Lillard had 17 points in a 111-102 Game 2 loss Tuesday night, and says he must overcome the Pels’ hounding defense if Portland is to have a chance in the..." April 18

  • Donovan Mitchell Breaks Damian Lillard's Record for 3-Pointers in Rookie Season

    Bleacher Report "The debate over Rookie of the Year continues to be heated, but Donovan Mitchell has separated himself in at least one category, via Bleacher Report The Utah Jazz rookie entered the day with 182 made three-pointers and made four of his first five in Tuesday's game against the Golden State..." April 11

  • Damian Lillard: ‘I Should Be First Team All-NBA’

    SLAM Online "It’s been Dame time all season long in Portland. The All-Star point guard has led the Blazers to the No. 3 seed in a competitive Western Conference, averaging 26.8 points, 6.6 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game. In his mind, Lillard deserves to make the All-NBA first team, via SB Nation‘s..." April 09

  • Blazers’ Damian Lillard to return from ankle injury Saturday vs. Spurs

    Clutch Points "The Portland Trail Blazers nearly pulled off an upset to beat the Houston Rockets in Texas on Thursday night, but ended up falling when Chris Paul’s game-winning bank shot with 0.8 left on the clock ended a 17-0 Blazers run and gave them the loss. They did all this without All-Star point guard..." April 06

  • Steph Curry Forgets to Name Damian Lillard Among NBA's Elite Point Guards

    12 Up "​​Steph Curry was recently asked who are the toughest match ups he faces at point guard. He rattled off a bunch of names that we'd expect on this list, but he forgot about one of the NBA's best players; ​Damian Lillard. ​​"You could look at all 30 of the starting point guards across the..." April 06

  • Lillard more invested in Blazers than rings: 'I'm going to live and die with this'

    SI "Dame Time dawned in the spring of 2006, when Santa Clara University hosted a Memorial Day Weekend tournament for local AAU teams at the Leavey Center, and the Oakland Rebels fell behind the NorCal Magic by 20 points on the first court. Coach Raymond Young upbraided the Rebels at halftime, and..." April 05

  • Damian Lillard leans toward caution on his injured ankle

    Clutch Points "The Portland Trail Blazers suffered a shocking loss at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks on the road, Tuesday night. However, the defeat may be the least of their worries for now as their star point guard in Damian Lillard suffered an ankle injury near the end of the matchup. With a few minutes..." April 04

  • Blazers fans put up billboard asking LeBron James to be Damian Lillard’s ‘third option’

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James is an MVP candidate this season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Next year, he may be elsewhere. Perhaps with the Los Angeles Lakers or the Houston Rockets. But what if he played behind Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum for the Portland Trail Blazers instead? That’s what one set of..." April 03

  • Damian Lillard rejoins Trail Blazers after birth of son, shooting of half-brother

    ESPN "All-Star Damian Lillard rejoined the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night after what he called a day of "highs and lows." On Thursday, his first son was born and then his half-brother was shot in an incident in Portland. Lillard said his brother, Jahrell, was shot five times and is in stable..." March 31

  • Damian Lillard’s half brother Jahrell reportedly shot

    Larry Brown Sports "What should have been one of the happiest weeks of Damian Lillard’s life has quickly taken a turn, as the NBA star’s half-brother was reportedly shot on Thursday night. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon confirmed to Nate Hanson of KGW8 News that Lillard’s 20-year-old half-brother..." March 30

  • 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