Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • LaMarcus Aldridge disliked Portland lifestyle, attention Damian Lillard received

    Pro Basketball Talk "In April, Ramona Shelburne reported LaMarcus Aldridge was more likely to leave the Trail Blazers than most people realized. Blazers fans met the report with skepticism and resentment. Two words particularly irked them: “It’s Portland.” They dismissed the Los Angeles-based Shelburne as big-city..." November 13

  • Trail Blazers downplay LaMarcus Aldridge homecoming, but 'want to beat him'

    Oregonian "They had just lost a vexing and winnable set of back-to-back games, bringing their early-season momentum to a frustrating halt, so the Trail Blazers were in no mood Monday night to banter about reunions. But as they left the visiting locker room at the Pepsi Center, it was hard to ignore the..." November 11

  • Damian Lillard: ‘I’m not going to be the hero’

    NBC Sports "It was Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts who first addressed the elephant in the room. General manager Neil Olshey took the stage to face the media at the start of fall camp, and Stotts jokingly lobbed the first question: “Why didn’t you sign LaMarcus?” LaMarcus, of course, is LaMarcus..." October 17

  • Blazers Consulted Damian Lillard On Youth Movement Rebuild

    Real GM Basketball "Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge downplayed any issues between them and that their relationship was part of the reason Aldridge decided to leave the Portland Trail Blazers for the San Antonio Spurs. "Our relationship was fine," Lillard said. "Me and LA never had an argument. People are..." October 14

  • Is Damian Lillard going to have any help for rebuilt Trail Blazers?

    Sporting News "Damian Lillard has spent his entire NBA career with LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum. Over his three seasons, he's played 41 percent (3,991) of his minutes with all three joining him on court and only 6.6 percent (644) without any of them. But the Trail Blazers have been..." September 30

  • Damian Lillard, or Dame DOLLA, plans to release rap album

    Sporting News "Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is a talented rap artist and has been dropping bars under his alias Dame DOLLA (Different on Levels the Lord Allows). He releases music via his Soundcloud account, and has been increasing the amount of tracks he uploads recently. His rap game got noticed after..." August 13

  • Damian Lillard releases new rap song called 'Full Stomach'

    Oregonian "With each day Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard gets closer to striking the "aspiring" rapper from his personal description. Soon enough he'll just be point guard and rapper Damian Lillard. The Blazers floor general dropped his second rap song of the summer on Monday with a track..." July 21

  • Damian Lillard sees Trail Blazers' rebuild as one more challenge to overcome

    Yahoo! Sports "Damian Lillard overcame growing up in a tough East Oakland neighborhood. He was largely overlooked during college recruiting before playing for mid-major Weber State and eventually becoming an NBA star. No matter the odds, the two-time All-Star always seems to figure out a way to succeed. And..." July 12

  • Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

    iSportsweb "With the Portland Trail Blazers currentlyportland trail blazers undergoing major roster reconstruction, the team has made it a point to secure their All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and had even tagged him as their new franchise player. The 3-year man out of Weber State University has just..." July 04

  • Report: Damian Lillard - LaMarcus Aldridge Get Together Didn't Happen

    Blazer's Edge "Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders tweets that the planned trip for Damian Lillard to visit free agent LaMarcus Aldridge in Los Angeles to convince him to stay with the Portland Trail Blazers never came off. Update: We've had some questions about whether Lillard could have flown to Los Angeles..." July 03

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Damian Lillard has agreed to a five-year, $120 million maximum contract extension with the Blazers, a source told Yahoo Sports.

  • Lillard agrees to 5-year, $120 million extension with Blazers

    ESPN "The Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard have reached an agreement on extension that will keep the point guard in Portland for the next six years. The deal is the maximum five-year extension worth $120 million, according to league sources. The extension that kick in starting with the 2016-17..." July 02

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a five-year max extension with in excess of $120 million

  • Blazers, Damian Lillard nearing agreement on five-year max contrast extension worth $120 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Blazers are set up to undergo a significant overhaul of the roster, after a disappointing season that ended with a first round loss in the playoffs to the Grizzlies in what was a short five-game series. Nicolas Batum has been traded, and LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to be gone very soon in..." July 01

  • Blazers To Aggressively Pursue Full Max Extension With Damian Lillard

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers may go through a rebuilding period if LaMarcus Aldridge departs in free agency, but they will be aggressive regardless in trying to sign Damian Lillard to a five-year max extension in the $120 million range." June 25

  • Report: Damian Lillard won’t consider contract extension worth less than the max

    Pro Basketball Talk "Initially left off the Western Conference All-Star roster, Damian Lillard passionately defended his credentials. He eventually earned a nod as an injury replacement. But, eligible for a contract extension this offseason, Lillard surely hasn’t abandoned his faith in himself. Shams Charania of..." May 05

  • Damian Lillard To Seek Designated Five-Year Max Deal With Blazers

    Real GM Basketball "Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard will seek the designated player maximum contract – a full five-year deal – in a possible extension this upcoming offseason, league sources told RealGM. The Blazers will address the immediate futures of LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews when the..." May 01

  • Lillard says he’s not fatigued, but needs to play better

    CSN Northwest "Damian Lillard wants to make something clear. Despite the Blazers All-Star point guard playing a team-high 2,462 minutes in all 68 games, completing 4,282 passes, scoring 1,445 points and attempting 1,132 field goals, he’s not fatigued. Is Lillard tired? After a five-game road..." March 24

  • Blazers Star Damian Lillard Graduates From College, Forgets To Tell His Mom

    ThePostGame.com "When Damian Lillard found out he'd finished up his college coursework, he couldn't wait to tell the world. There was only one problem. He forgot to tell his mother first. Apparently LIllard's mom had to find out the news secondhand, even though she was in the same house with her son. The..." March 04

  • Damian Lillard tries 'to paint a picture' in rap career

    USA Today "If Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has his way, he'll hole up in some island-getaway hotel room come late June with one task in mind: writing the lyrics to his championship song. For as good as Lillard is at the game that catapulted him from Oakland to Weber State to this..." March 03

  • Why Was Damian Lillard Left Off the All-Star Team?

    Blazer's Edge "I'm back in the saddle again after a week spent traveling. I know I'm a little late getting to this Mailbag question but I assume the topic still burns, so let's go for it! Dave, How did Dame not make the allstar team? I get the popular vote getting screwed up by casual fans but what were..." February 05

  • Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard will not defend Skills Challenge title

    Sporting News "Still upset about his snub from the Western Conference All-Star roster, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard seems intent to freeze out the weekend all together. Lillard, who participated in five events last year, will not defend his back-to-back titles in the Skills Challenge,..." February 02

  • Adam Silver deferred to coaches’ All-Star vote to choose DeMarcus Cousins over Damian Lillard

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver surprised DeMarcus Cousins and motivated Damian Lillard and left the rest of us wondering: How did the NBA commissioner choose the Kings center as Kobe Bryant’s All-Star injury replacement? Silver on ESPN Radio: I didn’t like having to make that choice, and I wish I had..." February 02

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard responds to not being named an All-Star

    CBS Sports "With DeMarcus Cousins being named as Kobe Bryant's injury replacement for the 2015 All-Star Game in New York, that still leaves Portland Trail Blazers' point guard Damian Lillard on the outside looking in. Lillard was one of the toasts of All-Star weekend in New Orleans a year ago when he..." January 30

  • Blazers Pick Up Fourth-Year Option on Damian Lillard

    Blazer's Edge "The Trail Blazers announce that they're picking up the fourth-year option on Damian Lillard's rookie-scale contract, ensuring he'll remain with the team through 2016. The Portland Trail Blazers released good, but unsurprising, news today, picking up the fourth-year option on point guard Damian..." September 30

  • Lillard's diet, the crazy big men and a load of notes from Blazers media day

    Portland Tribune "Damian Lillard said the biggest change he made during the offseason was with his diet. "I stopped eating fast foods," the All-Star point guard said. "Stopped drinking sodas. No salt, no sugar. The only sugar comes from fruit. "It's been 2 1/2 months. I feel great. I wake up in the morning..." September 30

  • Gary Payton challenges Damian Lillard to become a better defender

    CSN Northwest "If Damian Lillard wishes to take his game to extraordinary heights, Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton believes that in order to do so the Portland Trail Blazers’ franchise point guard must become serious about his defense. And if he is serious about it, Payton suggests that he take the..." June 14

  • Damian Lillard's Adidas deal is worth 'well over $100 million'

    CBS Sports "When Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard signed his new deal with Adidas last month, we knew the deal was big, but not exactly how big. Now, USA Today has a few more details, straight from his agent's mouth: When it comes to the business of basketball and one man's brand, no one has..." May 12

  • Spurs targeting Lillard’s defensive deficiencies

    San Antonio Express-News "Even though at least one measure suggests he’s actually worse, it probably wouldn’t be fair to compare the defense of Portland point guard Damian Lillard to that of notorious matador James Harden. Lillard at least seems to try, compared to whatever it is the Bearded One does on the uglier end..." May 08

  • Blazers beat Rockets in playoff opener with record-setting performances from LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard

    Oregonian "A few hours before Game 1, Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was surrounded by a horde of reporters at the team’s morning shootaround, spouting off a few clichés and cracking a sly joke here and there without revealing a care in the world. Just before the brief question-and-answer session was..." April 21

  • Damian Lillard lands mammoth shoe deal with Adidas

    USA Today "Damian Lillard's banner year continued Monday, when the second-year Portland Trail Blazers point guard finalized a new shoe contract with Adidas that is believed to be among the most lucrative of any player in the NBA. While the exact figures of the eight-year deal were not immediately known, a..." April 14

  • Sources: Lillard, adidas on the cusp of finalizing multiyear shoe deal

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and adidas are on the cusp of finalizing a multiyear, lucrative shoe endorsement deal barring any hiccups, a league source informed CSNNW.com. Once official, an announcement is expected in the coming days. “We’re close,” Lillard told CSNNW.com on..." April 02

  • Damian Lillard Initiates Blazers' First Team Meeting Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "Damian Lillard initiated the Portland Trail Blazers' first team meeting, hash-out session after Wednesday night's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, their fourth straight defeat. Earl Watson, Mo Williams and Dorell Wright were among the players who addressed the team. “I just felt like it was..." March 13

  • Damian Lillard doesn't like Patrick Beverley's psychological tactics

    CBS Sports "Houston Rockets' guard Patrick Beverley seemingly has two jobs on the court: Be a pest on defense and help the team win. He's pretty good at making both happen. While he doesn't draw the attention of a Dwight Howard, James Harden, or Chandler Parsons, the team is significantly better on both..." March 10

  • Lillard to opt out of adidas shoe deal, detonating bidding war with rivals

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has performed major moves ever since stepping foot on an NBA court, and now he’s about to make major moves off of it. Lillard, 23, has a profitable rookie shoe endorsement deal with adidas, though that could change abruptly due to clever language in..." February 24

  • Lillard out to win, "compete with all my heart" during All Star weekend

    CSN Northwest "Damian Lillard will make history in New Orleans, as the Blazers point guard will compete in all three events and both games during All Star Weekend. And it's not like he's out just to be in all of the events." February 13

  • Damian Lillard to make history at NBA All Star weekend

    USA Today "Damian Lillard is no stranger to doing things his way in the NBA. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard made that much clear in the Chicago draft combine in the summer of 2012, when he was the only one of the top 10 prospects on hand who chose to take part in all the drills rather than duck..." February 07

  • Davis and Lillard taken as top two picks in the Rising Stars game

    CBS Sports "The Rising Stars Game is officially set as Charles Barkley, Grant Hill, Chris Webber, Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith all made their selections. Taken first overall was Anthony Davis going to Team Webber, with Damian Lillard going second overall to Team Hill. Though the highlight was..." February 07


    NBA.com "The DVD of the just-completed game would be dropped off before he left the locker room. Sometimes Damian Lillard would watch later the same night, usually he wouldn’t. Sometimes he would watch on another day, usually he wouldn’t. That went on month after month last season. In the summer, he had..." October 25

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Portland has exercised the third year options on Damian Lilliard Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson.

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    Mike Tokito @mtokito

    Asked Lillard about working w/Gary Payton. "I’m sure I will. The summer is not even close to being over. Hopefully we will."

  • Lillard proud to represent USA, but still has a chip on his shoulder

    CSN Northwest "“Trying on the actual USA uniform at my hotel last night was when it hit me that I made it. I had to take a picture of that moment. I was like, 'This is Team USA.'” Those quotes from Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard after the National Team's first practice said it all in..." July 23

  • Men report attack after snapping photo of Damian Lillard

    Sporting News "Two brothers alleged that people standing near Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard assaulted them after one of the victims took a photo of the NBA Rookie of the Year. The brothers told Portland television station KGW that the suspects were Lillard's "entourage," but police said..." May 21

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard headlines 2012-13 All-Rookie Team

    NBA.com "The Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, the unanimous selection for the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, headlines the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Lillard was the lone unanimous First Team selection (58 points, 29 First Team votes), while the Washington..." May 15

  • Damian Lillard wins NBA Rookie of the Year in unanimous fashion

    Oregonian "In the most anticlimactic and obvious outcome of the 2013 NBA awards season, Damian Lillard on Wednesday was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. His selection was so irrefutable, Lillard did something only three others before him have done: He won the award unanimously. On the heels of a..." May 02

  • Damian Lillard expected to be named Rookie of the Year

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers and the NBA have scheduled a news conference on Wednesday for a “major announcement.” Translation: Point guard Damian Lillard officially will be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Lillard will become the fourth player in franchise history to earn the award, joining Brandon..." May 01

  • Lillard enters record book as Blazers' late-season free-fall continues

    Oregonian "Nothing, it seems, will prevent the Trail Blazers from ending their once-promising season in bitter fashion. But nothing, it seems, will prevent rookie Damian Lillard from continuing to make history as he and his teammates flounder. The Blazers lost their 12th consecutive game Tuesday..." April 17

  • Blazers rookie Damian Lillard receives NBA 'community assist award' for March

    Oregonian "Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has earned all five Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards this season for his play on the court, On Wednesday, the NBA will honor Lillard for his role off the court. The NBA will announce today that Lillard has earned the league’s Kia Community..." April 10

  • Valanciunas, Lillard nab monthly rookie honors

    NBA.com "The Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in March. Valanciunas ranked first among Eastern Conference rookies in rebounds (7.3 rpg),..." April 06

  • Damian Lillard has chance to lead NBA in minutes played

    Oregonian "There have been all kinds of remarkable numbers that Damian Lillard has put up this season on his way to winning (barring a Black Sox-level scandal) the NBA's Rookie of the Year award. Here's one you might have overlooked amidst the scoring and three-point shooting: total minutes. As a..." April 04