Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Damian Lillard Names Himself And 4 More Players Who Could Break Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Record

    Yardbarker "Damian Lillard selected five players that can break Kobe Bryant's record of 81 points in a single game. This looks incredibly hard to achieve, regardless of how easy it is to score right now. Dame has become one of the biggest threats for defenses in the past couple of seasons...." May 13

  • Damian Lillard Headlines List Of Point Guard Candidates For The Knicks

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knicks are having a terrific 2020/21 NBA season, exceeding expectations and making it to the postseason for the first time since 2013. Tom Thibodeau has done a great job with this team, giving them an identity and the desire to win.  They have a pretty attractive..." May 11

  • Damian Lillard and the text messages that changed his, and Blazers’, season

    The Athletic "Many factors have gone into the transformation of the Trail Blazers going from fading to phenomenal in the past two weeks. But if you want this resurgence boiled down to the simplest of explanations, the answer is in the phone of Damian Lillard. During April, which was the lowest..." May 08

  • 5 ideal Damian Lillard trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Could the Portland Trail Blazers be forced into pulling off a Damian Lillard trade this coming summer? Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports seems to think that the all-time great shooter is getting impatient in the Pacific Northwest.  For good reason. Despite his otherworldly play,..." May 05

  • Damian Lillard upset Blazers are only NBA team without fans

    Larry Brown Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers have lost their last six home games, and Damian Lillard seems to be getting fed up with playing in an empty arena. The Blazers are the only team in the NBA that have not hosted any fans this season. They were planning to allow a limited capacity crowd, but..." May 05

  • Damian Lillard would pick Kevin Durant, not LeBron James in game of pick-up

    Yahoo! Sports "If you grew up playing basketball, pick-up games are a natural thing that just organically happens when there is nothing else to do. A basketball and a court. Really is all you need. Two on two, three on three, and even five on five is embedded in basketball..." May 05

  • Kevin Love says it’d be ‘special’ to play alongside Damian Lillard on Trail Blazers

    Cavaliers Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love indicated in a newly released interview that playing for the Portland Trail Blazers would be “special.” Love was interviewed on Yahoo Sports’ “Posted Up with Chris Haynes,” and Love noted his..." May 03

  • Knicks Could Make A Run For Damian Lillard This Summer

    Fadeaway World "With the Portland Trail Blazers still seemingly far away from their Championship goals, the idea that Damian Lillard might opt-out, or that the front office might be open to a complete rebuild, continues to increase in likelihood. Lillard is on the wrong side of 30, and the urgency to..." May 01

  • Damian Lillard Has Played Through Ankle, Knee, Rib Injuries for Blazers

    Bleacher Report "Damian Lillard recently missed three games because of a hamstring injury, but that's reportedly just the tip of the iceberg of physical ailments for the Portland Trail Blazers star.  Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Lillard has been playing..." April 30

  • Is Damian Lillard fighting the good fight alone in Portland?

    Yahoo! Sports "No one has repped the Portland Trail Blazers like Damian Lillard. From the impressive collection of corporate partners, to the national TV spots, to repping the Trail Blazers like no other, to the arduous task of trying to recruit high-level talent to the Pacific..." April 30

  • Damian Lillard's Frustration Could Open Massive Door for Lakers

    Heavy "Out of all the players in the NBA, Damian Lillard is among the most loyal. The six-time All-Star could go to any team he wants and chase championships, but he’s stayed true to the Portland Trail Blazers. That hasn’t necessarily gotten him to where he wants..." April 30

  • The question facing Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers: Should the hurting star sit?

    The Athletic "As the Trail Blazers’ season, and very possibly an era, crumbles around him, Damian Lillard has found himself in the most precarious of positions. The Blazers need him. Need him more than perhaps at any time in his nine seasons in Portland. But while Lillard’s..." April 26

  • Damian Lillard Says He's 'Got to Be Better' Amid Blazers' Struggles

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is taking the blame for his team's recent struggles.  "I'm not playing well enough," he told reporters after the team's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. "I'm on..." April 26

  • Grizzlies star Ja Morant’s 4-word message to himself after outdueling Damian Lillard

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies narrowly escaped with a much-needed win against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Ja Morant was a major catalyst in the game as he led his team in scoring. He then bared his motivation to lift his team to a victory over Damian..." April 24

  • Should The New York Knicks Attempt A Blockbuster Trade For Damian Lillard?

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knicks are a team that has had a renaissance this year. Under the leadership of coach Thibodeau, the New York Knicks have put themselves in a place where they might actually be able to compete in the playoffs. The emergence of Julius Randle as an All-Star cannot be understated...." April 24

  • Damian Lillard moves into Top 10 on NBA's made three-pointers list

    NBC Sports Northwest "  Damian Lillard is one of the greatest three-point shooters in the history of the NBA. In fact, as of Wednesday night, only nine players have ever shot the deep ball better. For the fourth time this month, Damian Lillard has passed a player ahead of him on the..." April 22

  • Blazers’ Damian Lillard expected to end 3-game absence with return vs. Nuggets

    Clutch Points "Help is on the way, Blazers fans. Damian Lillard is expected to return to the lineup for the Portland Trail Blazers. The All-Star had missed the team’s last three contests due to a right hamstring injury. The good news was reported by Yahoo Sports’ NBA..." April 21

  • Damian Lillard Out for Trail Blazers vs. Spurs with Hamstring Injury

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will not play in Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs because of right hamstring tendinopathy. It will mark just the third game Lillard has missed this season and just his second..." April 16

  • Blazers’ Damian Lillard dealing with James Harden-type injury

    Clutch Points "James Harden knows what this story means: Buckle up, Portland Trail Blazers fans, because Friday’s tilt against the San Antonio Spurs could get a bit dicey after some late-breaking injury news about Damian Lillard. That’s right, despite..." April 16

  • Damian Lillard Can Create Two Superteams If He Wants To Leave The Portland Trail Blazers

    Fadeaway World "Damian Lillard is one of the most loyal players in the NBA. He has spent all of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers thus far, reaching superstar status, and has helped Portland be a perennial contender for the playoffs in the Western Conference. However, despite his successful career,..." April 16

  • Ranking The Top 10 Most Unguardable Players In The NBA Right Now

    Fadeaway World "Offensive players in today’s NBA have more power than ever. With limited defensive resistance and the surprisingly soft refereeing in the game, the best offensive players are unstoppable right now. But there are levels. Some superstar players cannot be defended by any single..." April 14

  • 5 NBA players under the most pressure down the stretch

    Sportsnaut "As the truncated 2020-21 NBA regular season winds down, there’s a number of players facing an enormous amount of pressure. Some of that has to do with the injuries we’ve seen as the Association attempts to complete its 72-game schedule. Denver Nuggets star..." April 14

  • Inside Portland's Plot to Salvage Damian Lillard's Prime

    Bleacher Report "The Portland Trail Blazers exited last year's Orlando bubble ever-bullish on their trio of Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. Gary Trent Jr.'s strong playoff run also previewed a player who could perhaps provide the Blazers' long-missing piece on the..." April 13

  • Damian Lillard Isn’t Confident In Trail Blazers’ Title Chances

    NBC Sports Northwest "  The games that were intended to be barometers of where the Trail Blazers stand in the Western Conference seemed to do just that. Portland began the week in sixth place in the Western Conference with a 1-6 record against the teams above it in the standings. After..." April 09

  • Ranking the NBA's Best Duos This Season

    Bleacher Report "Ranking the NBA's best duos in any given season is not for the faint of heart. So let's live on the wild side, shall we? Hashing out a pecking order is an inexact process. Rooting out subjection entirely isn't possible. Success is open to..." April 07

  • Damian Lillard has funny reaction to Kyrie Irving teasing his celebration

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving came close to stealing Damian Lillard’s swag on Monday, and now Lillard is having a little bit of fun with it. The Brooklyn Nets star Irving exploded for 40 points in a win over the New York Knicks. After hitting a clutch shot in the fourth quarter, Irving teased..." April 06

  • Damian Lillard’s troubling observation on Portland’s season

    Clutch Points "On each side of Friday night’s Milwaukee Bucks-Portland  Trail Blazers matchup featured an MVP-caliber talent. Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 47 points, 12 rebounds and 18-for-21 shooting for the Bucks. Point guard Damian Lillard ended..." April 03

  • The reason Blazers star Damian Lillard has ‘legit shot’ at MVP, per Jalen Rose

    Clutch Points "Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers are right in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race, currently residing in sixth place with a 29-18 record. Lillard has been red hot this season, carrying his team throughout most of the year as CJ McCollum..." April 02

  • Damian Lillard: “My Loyalty Is My Biggest Flaw… I’m Too Solid For This Weird A** Era.”

    Fadeaway World "Now more than ever before, the NBA has become a hotbed for superteams, as stars in different cities look to link up on the same squad for the sake of carving an easy path to victory. And while a lot of today’s best players have given in to the temptation of building massively..." March 30

  • Blazers’ Terry Stotts makes big lineup decision after return of Damian Lillard, Norman Powell trade

    Clutch Points "With Damian Lillard returning from an injury that had him briefly sidelined and the acquisition of Norman Powell at the trade deadline, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts is faced with an overflow of options to roll out with his starting lineup for the remainder..." March 28

  • James Harden’s 2-word reaction to Damian Lillard wearing his sneakers

    Clutch Points "NBA fashion has long been a deep discussion among its most ardent fans. On Monday afternoon, Brooklyn Nets point guard James Harden and Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard added to that conversation. Lillard opted to wear Harden’s signature Vol...." March 22

  • LeBron James, Joel Embiid injuries thrust new favorite for MVP trophy

    Bleacher Report "Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has emerged as the +110 betting favorite ($100 bet to win $110) for the 2020-21 NBA MVP award, per the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook on Saturday. The news comes after Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron..." March 21

  • Damian Lillard Says Stephen Curry Is The Greatest Shooter In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard are two of the top shooters in the league. Both can make shots from extraordinary range, and differentiate themselves from other shooters with their high-level accuracy from long-range pull-up jumpers. Stephen Curry, in particular, is considered by many to be..." March 18

  • Damian Lillard rescues the Trail Blazers once again; but has ‘Dame Time’ become a curse?

    The Athletic "By now, Damian Lillard has won games so often, in so many different ways, that he says he doesn’t remember all of his late-game heroics. “Now, when I see replays of some of these moments, I forget them,” Lillard said. “Like, there are some I see and I..." March 17

  • Damian Lillard Hilariously Asks Mikey Williams To Go To Prom

    Fadeaway World "Damian Lillard, as usual, has been very active on social media. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar is always interacting with fans, other players, and even emerging rappers that try their luck with the 2021 All-Star player. He probably helped somebody made a big decision in recent..." March 16

  • Damian Lillard’s strong response to critics saying he should leave Blazers

    Clutch Points "Damian Lillard has proven to be one of the top players in the game today. He’s been with the Portland Trail Blazers his entire career, and at this point, there are more than a few folks out there who believe that in order for Dame to achieve penultimate success in the..." March 09

  • Damian Lillard Says He, Paul George Moved on from Past Issues

    Bleacher Report "Paul George and Damian Lillard have buried the hatchet.  On Sunday, the Los Angeles Clippers star revised his previous criticism of Lillard's series-winning shot from the first round of the 2019 postseason when George was with the Oklahoma City..." March 08

  • Paul George recants his 2019 'bad shot' claim after Damian Lillard's half-court game-winner

    The Sports Rush "Paul George goes back on his ‘bad shot’ comments and says that he’s got two thumbs up for every 40-footer Damian Lillard takes. The 2021 NBA All-Star Game only solidified what many have been preaching for years now in regards to Damian Lillard’s shot selection:..." March 08

  • Damian Lillard Admits Steph Curry Is The Greatest Three-Point Shooter Ever

    Fadeaway World "Stephen Curry and Portland star Damian Lillard have helped to redefine the NBA with their shooting. From their pull-ups to their step-backs to their near half-court heaves, there is nobody in the game that can shoot the ball better than those two. And while their similarly dominant..." March 07

  • Damian Lillard Has Strong Reaction to LeBron James Team Up

    Heavy "Once again, LeBron James has put together a stacked team for this weekend’s All-Star game. One of the best picks that Los Angeles Lakers star made was snagging Damian Lillard. For some inexplicable reason, he wasn’t named a starter despite being an MVP..." March 06

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard reminds Stephen Curry, Warriors he's the best clutch player in the NBA

    CBS Sports "Damian Lillard is not better than Stephen Curry. I'm saying that upfront because after what Lillard did to Curry's Warriors on Wednesday night, there are bound to be some flaming-hot takes flying around. To be honest, I've got one burning inside me. I've had..." March 05

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard 'emotionally drained' as he plays through tragedy

    Blazer's Edge "Rip City has been whispering: is Dame okay? That Damian Lillard, star point guard of the Portland Trail Blazers, has been struggling is perhaps not apparent at first look, but for many of the faithful, it has seemed obvious that something wasn’t quite right. In a recent story..." March 03

  • If Traded, Would Damian Lillard Want To Join The Heat, Warriors, Or Lakers?

    Fadeaway World "Damian Lillard is one of the top-2 point guards in the NBA and one of the favorites for the MVP Award this season. He is averaging 29.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 8.0 APG for the Portland Trail Blazers this season who are currently a top-5 seed in the Western Conference. With Lillard leading the way,..." February 25

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard has taken 'Dame Time' to another stratosphere

    NBA.com "82.7 According to NBA.com, that's Damian Lillard's true shooting percentage (TS%) in the clutch - the last five minutes of a five-point game - this season. Why is that notable? It's almost too good to be true. If you're unfamiliar with true shooting..." February 22

  • Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum question Timberwolves' decision to pass over David Vanterpool for coaching job

    CBS Sports "  The Minnesota Timberwolves have the worst record in the NBA, and because of that, they became the first team to make a coaching change this season. On Sunday night they fired head coach Ryan Saunders after less than two years on the job, and have..." February 22

  • Blazers star Damian Lillard pissed off at officiating after loss to Wizards

    Clutch Points "After a 118-111 defeat to the Washington Wizards on Saturday night, Damian Lillard voiced his frustrations on how he’s being officiated. There were a couple of late officiating decisions that really drew Lillard’s ire, and he made it known he was..." February 21

  • Luka Doncic Didn't Expect to Start All-Star Game: Damian Lillard 'Deserved It'

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic will start the 2021 NBA All-Star Game after he earned the Western Conference's final backcourt spot in a tiebreaker over Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard. On Saturday, Doncic offered his comments on the..." February 20

  • Damian Lillard reacts to NBA All-Star snub

    Larry Brown Sports "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was the highest-profile snub among NBA All-Star starters, but it doesn’t seem like he’ll be losing much sleep over it. When asked about his omission from the Western Conference starting lineup, Lillard essentially shrugged it..." February 20

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard deserved NBA All-Star starter spot over Mavericks' Luka Doncic

    USA Today "Any time you say one player should be an All-Star starter, you must be willing to say another player shouldn’t be. In the case of Thursday’s NBA All-Star starter announcement, there was one major snub: Portland’s Damian Lillard should have been named a starter..." February 19