Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard sprains ankle in loss to Spurs

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is day to day after rolling his left ankle midway through the fourth quarter of a 110-90 loss to the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Results of an X-ray came back negative, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes on Saturday." December 25

  • Damian Lillard Upgrades Former High School, Holds Concert With Fetty Wap and Lil Uzi Vert for Students

    Complex "Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard never forgets where he came from. It's part of the reason why he wears the No. 0. The number serves as the letter "O," which is a constant reminder of his hometown of Oakland. On his day off yesterday, Lillard went back to his old stomping..." December 17

  • Damian Lillard's defensively deficient Blazers battle burden of expectations

    CBS Sports "Damian Lillard has noticed that he's getting different kinds of questions this season. Instead of the easy stuff about the Portland Trail Blazers' chemistry and his leadership, he has to answer for the Blazers' shortcomings. No more are they the NBA's feel-good story. That was last year. Now..." November 30

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard after blowout in Houston: 'We kind of suck right now'

    CSN Northwest "After another blowout, there is no longer room for lip service, excuses or promises from the Trail Blazers. The team’s play has been so surprising, so disappointing and so prolonged now that even their ever-positive leader couldn’t avoid a blunt assessment. “We kind of suck right now,’’..." November 18

  • Damian Lillard on Portland’s Trump protests: “Tearing apart your own city” doesn’t help

    ESPN "Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard questioned the damage and violence taking place in Portland, Oregon, during anti-Donald Trump protests, saying it isn't the proper way to go about implementing change. "I think it's very unfortunate that people have done some of the things they have done..." November 13

  • Lillard denounces anti-Trump protesters for making Portland less safe

    ESPN "Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard questioned the damage and violence taking place in Portland, Oregon, during anti-Donald Trump protests, saying it isn't the proper way to go about implementing change. "I think it's very unfortunate that people have done some of the things they have done..." November 12

  • Lillard 'It's Put Up Or Shut Up'

    NBA.com "The NBA regular season, to borrow a metaphor from another sport, is much more of a marathon than a sprint. With 82 games spread out from the end of October through the middle of April, teams typically have ample time to work through mistakes in the early days of the season before rounding into..." November 03

  • Damian Lillard says Warriors defense 'just not the same' without Andrew Bogut

    CBS Sports "Damian Lillard offered an honest assessment of the Golden State Warriors' defense leading up to the Portland Trail Blazers' game against the super-team on Tuesday. While he called the Warriors a "championship-level team," he said they are "just not the same" when it comes to protecting the paint..." November 01

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