Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Steve Kerr Picks Damian Lillard To Win 2017 NBA MVP

    SLAM Online "Steve Kerr was asked for his preseason pick for 2016-17 MVP, and the Warriors head coach went with a surprise choice in Damian Lillard. Kerr: “I think KD is kinda like Gary Johnson, a third party guy who is going to come in and take a few votes from Steph, takes some from LeBron and then Damian..." October 24

  • Lillard thinks 'it's possible' for Trail Blazers to reach Finals

    ESPN "Before we get to Damian Lillard's expectations for his Portland Trail Blazers this season, we need his reflection on his hopes for last year's team, the one everyone thought was headed to lotteryville after losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez. "Make the..." October 17

  • Lillard would rather 'build up' Blazers than join super team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Damian Lillard said it before: Kevin Durant did what he did this summer choosing to help form a superteam in Golden State, but it was not something he could do. Lillard didn’t mean it as a shot at Durant, although it sort of came off as one. Lillard went on The Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Radio..." October 14

  • Lillard Excited At Prospect Of Playing Off The Ball More Often

    NBA.com "After being eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 2016 Western Conference playoffs, the Trail Blazers knew they had a few key deficiencies that needed to be addressed. Rim protection was one, resulting in the signing of free agent center Festus Ezeli, who, by some..." October 09

  • Damian Lillard says he wouldn’t join superteam: “I might have too much pride for that”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant has become one of the NBA’s polarizing players. Some players — and pretty much everyone in the Bay Area — support not only his right to choose to play with the Warriors, but they also note that if the goal is to win titles he put himself in the best position to do that (and still..." October 04